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Old 04-16-2014, 01:15:09 PM   #1
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Flat Black for Fender Wells & Firewall?

Wanted to make sure that basically the whole engine bay is flat black.

Also, what about the pulleys & engine brackets on the 71 LT1?
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Old 04-16-2014, 02:07:21 PM   #2
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You want semi gloss for most of the parts.
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Old 04-17-2014, 12:37:24 PM   #3
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Wanted to make sure that basically the whole engine bay is flat black.

Also, what about the pulleys & engine brackets on the 71 LT1?

The amount of gloss on parts in the engine bay varies. Parts came from different suppliers an were painted from different batches of paint. You want to try & paint items with at least 4 different shades of black. The firewall will be the flattest shade of black, more of a flat black but most other items will be various shades of semi-gloss.
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Old 04-17-2014, 03:55:09 PM   #4
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I was under the assumption that the firewall was actually 70% satin. A trick is to cut semi gloss Rustoleum with acetone and shoot it. It looks just as good as stock.

My buddy does high dollar restorations and uses this trick all the time.
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Old 04-17-2014, 06:51:26 PM   #5
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I guess In my previous post I didn't make it very clear. What I meant to say is the firewall will be a flatter shade of black than anything else in the engine compartment. Satin would probably be a better description.
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Old 04-20-2014, 01:54:49 PM   #6
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I think it is 40% gloss rustolum saton simi gloss is just right and lowes sells it byethe QT>
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