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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:43 pm 
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I am unable to discern the sheen ( matte, semigloss, gloss ) of black paint for interior parts from Parnell"s book.

I will be painting the following interior parts:
Defroster vents below the windshield
Door latches
Handbrake
Steering column
Steering wheel
Brackets to attach seat frames to cross member
Seat frames and levers
Brake and clutch pedals and bracket
Accelerator pedal assembly

I want to keep the car as original as possible.

Thanks for your assistance.

Jim


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:37 am 
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I think that those parts were more gloss than satin. Others might differ of course. But the steering wheel was natural pastic, as were the vents.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:49 am 
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Went through this on my 1071. After many conversations and looking at as many photos as possible I decided on everything in the interior was gloss black. All other black parts on the car were flat or semi gloss black. Here in the States, Eastwood has a paint called Chassis Black which looks very good. Don't forget that the gas tanks were semi gloss or flat. Not gloss.

Chris Miller


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:44 am 
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I like PPG Selemix satin black. You can use it on everything.
it’s very durable, fuel and fluid resistant.
If it’s not glossy enough you can bring it up with a wax..
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:54 pm 
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As said much closer to gloss for column and interior parts etc.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:00 pm 
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For ease, durability and economy, I opted to pick a good medium semi-gloss powder coat and have (almost) everything done in one batch - interior bits, motor components, subframes, brackets, straps, anything black. I'm quite happy with the results and it's not far off what the original sheen was for most parts. Plus the cost was probably less than what rattle cans would have been, and there was very little time invested in my part. I didn't do the tanks since I don't like the idea of media blasting these.

As stated earlier, some of the interior parts like the steering column area but more gloss, but it's far from being a high gloss "wet" looking finish. I took a handful of original black parts in to find a good medium at the powdercoat shop.

See last photo for example with an original steering column.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:57 pm 
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Just to say that I have a few new parts in bags here and the vents look very matt black.

Everything else semi gloss, like seat brackets for example.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:31 pm 
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Trouble is everybody's parts are going to be different. They weren't all painted with the same tin. I've got an original subframe here couldn't be more shiny gloss black! Semi gloss black everything is best of both worlds.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:53 pm 
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Was wondering about subframes, radius arms, etc. Gloss, semi-gloss or satin?


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:00 am 
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Location: N/E England Where the SAND is GOLDEN and the sea is always COLD!!
I think lots of these parts were just a flash coat in other words HEAVY SPRAY DRIFT :o


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