70 GS Hood insert colors

Discussion in 'Color is everything!' started by Deogi2, Nov 9, 2020.

  1. Deogi2

    Deogi2 GSX - 4 speed

    Hi, refinishing my hood inserts. Is the outer portion silver and the groove between the chrome strips silver too or the outer silver and groove black or both black. I have seen silver and silver and black and black.

    If silver, like argent? and for the black was going with SEM trim black?
    Thanks
     

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  2. Stage 2 iron

    Stage 2 iron 475 IRON HEAD STAGE 2

    Fred, On the originals on my car it's hard to tell if it's Argent or chrome see pics. IMG_4651.JPG IMG_4652.JPG IMG_4653.JPG
     
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  3. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    black in The groove,..and best of my knowledge that tab that extends out was chrome was it not?
     
  4. Deogi2

    Deogi2 GSX - 4 speed

    I can see on mine the tab that extends out is chrome under the silver paint so that adds another color combo to the mix.
     
  5. gsfred

    gsfred Founders Club Member

  6. Deogi2

    Deogi2 GSX - 4 speed

    They appear to be all black. If you have another picture that would be cool. Thanks
     
  7. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    It appears that only the two raised outlines are chrome. That is how I painted the ones on the Tealmist convertible.
     
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  8. mrolds69

    mrolds69 "The Cure"

    Not...black in the groove, and black on the tab. That's how mine are, exactly like Freds. It's not what you see, but it's the way they were as far as I know.
     
  9. gsfred

    gsfred Founders Club Member

    Here's a good picture for you.
    Fred
     

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  10. mrolds69

    mrolds69 "The Cure"

    Wow, it's a mystery then, I guess. That does not look at all like the one in the other NOS ad you posted, Fred.
     
  11. Deogi2

    Deogi2 GSX - 4 speed

    So silver in the groove and the outer lip too. So I guess mine are correct as I don’t believe they have ever painted.

    thank you Fred!
     
  12. Stage 2 iron

    Stage 2 iron 475 IRON HEAD STAGE 2

    Yes silver in the groove and outer lip too very hard to tell with the chrome.
     
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  13. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Well crap. I guess I’ve never noticed any others like that.
     
  14. Stage 2 iron

    Stage 2 iron 475 IRON HEAD STAGE 2

    Fred, What month was your GSX built ? my stage one was built the second week of March.
     
  15. Deogi2

    Deogi2 GSX - 4 speed

    You think argent silver or silver cadmium? It looks pretty flat like 20% gloss.
     
  16. gsfred

    gsfred Founders Club Member

    Don't remember the build date. The scoop grille is an NOS piece.
     
  17. Deogi2

    Deogi2 GSX - 4 speed

    3rd week April.
     
  18. Stage 2 iron

    Stage 2 iron 475 IRON HEAD STAGE 2

    I wonder if there was a cut off on the silver in the grooves an the outer edge and later on in production they went to went to black in the groove and outer edge. I have a set of nice hood grills that came off of 72GS I'll check them tomorrow and post pictures.
     
  19. Stage 2 iron

    Stage 2 iron 475 IRON HEAD STAGE 2

    To do a color test you can use the white back of a postal card and do a spray out of each color and check them in the sun.
     
  20. Redmanf1

    Redmanf1 Gold Level Contributor

    I have a 70 set and a 72 set that should be originals. My 70 set is like hugger said but my 72 set is black in the grove and the outer tab. I am guessing they did the outer tab black on the 72 being the the fiberglass part was painted black instead of body color????
     

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