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Author Topic: What paint for vacuum pods and headlight rod? (see pic)  (Read 3743 times)
Mfr426
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« on: September 26, 2005, 05:32:13 PM »

Hello all, with all this talk about restoring the headlight assemblies I was wondering what paint is correct for these items? This would be the vacuum pods that open the lights and the rods that the light covers rotate on? The rods look like Cadmium as do the pods but I've had no luck with the Eastwood kit to reproduce this color.

Any suggestions would be much appreciated!

Thanks all!

Mike R in Reading PA
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« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2005, 06:05:09 AM »

The only luck I've had, is to have them replated. Then, if your looking for a correct restoration. The pods will have black overspray on them from when they painted the radiator support.
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« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2005, 06:18:06 AM »

I painted my metal plates with the Eastwood's Underhood Black.

The pod & bar got Eastwood's Detail Gray.

Are these the colours / finish you would find on a concours trailer queen -  shruggy but they look good to me.

I got this information from other on this site.


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« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2005, 07:29:28 AM »

Others have just taken a wire wheel to the pods and left them that way....natural.

I used Eastwoods clear zinc on the pods and bar....the retaining clip is black.  I used black phosphate for the nuts and clip screw


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« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2005, 07:36:49 AM »

Hey, thanks guys! I have most of the Eastwood paint already from past work. Chris, that black phosphate...is that an Eastwood item as well?

Thanks for the shots too! I like the look of the rods. They look good and accurate to me.

Mike R in Reading PA

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« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2005, 09:16:20 AM »

I did mine like Chris "Just 6T9". The only difference in mine I painted the "W" bars with the four paint system by Eastwood that makes it look like "Cad" plating. I spent $ 56.00 for the paint. The cannisters were painted with aluminum blast. They came out awesome. Sorry, no pictures, I wrapped them in newspaper and put them in storage.
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« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2005, 09:40:31 AM »

I found these in my computer. I stripped everything with wire brush and etch primed the frames and then wet sand it and then painted them black (semi-gloss).


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« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2005, 01:33:11 AM »

Yes Eastwood sells the black phosphate paint.  Its a dark greyish sort of color.  Its used on a lot of nuts/bolts and even the hood release spring
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« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2005, 04:46:54 AM »

I left mine natural as well.


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« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2005, 05:47:59 AM »

Mfr426,
Have you seen Eastwood's Carb Renew? It's for use on Holley carbs, etc to get that goldish look back to them. It might be more of the color you're looking for, vs gold cad plated. They look like they might have gold cad at one time, based on your photo.

Chris, your assemblies look great, but what did you use on Barbie??   icon_smile_big
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« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2005, 04:26:43 PM »



Chris, your assemblies look great, but what did you use on Barbie?? icon_smile_big

Ha!  Wait till GI Joe comes to your house pal!
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« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2005, 06:26:08 PM »

Bill440, my pods and bar are as original. They do look like gold cadmium. I have seen that carb renew from Eastwood and that would be a good match for both the pod and the bar (and clip based on my car). I like about 30 minutes from Eastwood. Might be a good lunch trip.

Thanks all for the comments!

Mike R in Reading PA
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« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2005, 06:48:02 PM »

Good Luck, Mike!

Chris, tell GI Joe I'll be waiting for him!  icon_smile_tongue
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