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on the 70 Chevelle. Mine are blasted and ready. I bought some dip stuff several years ago, but I don't know if it'll make a big enough batch to submerge the hinges, or if it's even still any good. Aren't they supposed to have the almost parkerized look like the front hood hardware, that's not exactly black?
 

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I have found the best stuff other than cast gray powder coating is made by plasticote,,,called cast gray or rebuilders gray,,,I have been usin the stuff for years for all the natural cast finishes,, Good Luck

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I believe they originally had a gray phosphate coating.
It can be somewhat duplicated by using a gray paint and then spattering with black from a distance. Or something like that.

Maybe somebody else could be of more help on this one.

Seems like this site lacks the advice of somebody who knows the correct finishes for the underhood components.

Nate
 

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There are a few places that do the gray phosphate coating, such as www.brakeboosters.com if your going for a concours restoration. The cast iron look spray paint does a good imitation. That's what I used with good results.

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The "CORRECT" finish is Grey Phoscoat and if you want it done right, that's what you need to have done. My friend Jon Haislip and fellow ACES member provides this service...I believe that is who I sent Framer to....you can see an example of what it looks like on my web page engine shot. E-mail Jon at:

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Many of the overcounter Paints will replicate the LOOK, but it just depends on how Correct you want.

Good luck

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Gray Phosphating is the way to go. They come back as a medium gray in color but will darken in about a year with heat, sunlight and weathering.

If you must paint them, do as the others have stated using a cast blast spray bomb paint. I will add that you may want to sand blast them to give them a 'slight' texture. Paint with several light coats and then hold the can about 20" away and put a final 'dry' spray on them. This will give them an almost exact match to the real thing but they won't darken with age.

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In your climate, you can get away with an actual phosphate finish, but up North with the Spring and Fall heat and cold cycles, the phoshate finish will quickly turn to rust.

If you want the phosphate finish, I highly recommend dark gray phospaint by OEM paints. It has the correct sparkly finish and is very durable. This paint has a darker than orginal gray phosphate color, but the metallic in it looks great.

For what it is worth, I own several 69 Chevelles and the hood hinges came in either of two finishes, dark or black phosphate and black painted. I'm not sure what the normal coloring of the 70's is but it is my guess that it may be either of the two finishes depending on who manufactured the hood hinges.

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I can do either way for you if you want. I have a paint that is extremely close to phos plating that I make up and spray. nobody can tell. I can also do any plating, bolts, boosters, etc.

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