Need a pic of the underside of GS hood

Discussion in 'Color is everything!' started by buick64203, Dec 2, 2020.

  1. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    Im refinishing the underside of the hood on the aquamist car. I know the area that you see from the windshield where the squirters are, should be body color. But where does it transition to satin black?

    Id like to see a couple pics of an original hood to see that area. I naturally want to mimic what the factory did. Maybe just a lil bit neater!
     
  2. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    I answered this through text already, but I'll post for info on the board.

    That reveal section at the back of the hood that you can see with it shut is basically just whatever overspray hit it when they painted the car. The orange 72 I have here is about 50% coverage there, and the silver mist car here is more like 70% covered.
     
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  3. BuickV8Mike

    BuickV8Mike SD Buick Fan

    I assuming the front windshield wasn't yet installed when the car was painted?
     
  4. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    The hood wasn’t installed.

    But neither was the windshield.
     
  5. BuickV8Mike

    BuickV8Mike SD Buick Fan

    Wow. So the hood overspray on the underside reveal was planned then?
     
  6. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    I’m not sure we are talking about the same things.

    this is the hood from the orange car...already has primer on it, but you can still see some of the original orange paint under it...which was only about 50% covered.
     

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  7. Duane

    Duane Member

    The cars from the firewall back was painted by Fisher Body. When the "car shells" were delivered to final assembly there was no frame, no front clip, and nothing on the firewall. Final Assembly did all that, including painting the front clip.

    Do you guys remember the GN paint issues.
    Just like on the older cars Fisher Body painted the shells, and Final Assembly painted the front clips. Fisher had better equipment then Buick so the "shells" were black, but Buick could not get all the metallic out of their painting systems, so the front ends all had metallic speckles on it. (That is one way you can tell if GN's have original paint.)

    Guys are still stuck on thinking the cars were all painted at the same time, which is not the case.
    Duane
     
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  8. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    I've seen countless original paint cars that have a front clip mismatch to the rest of the car. Sometimes it's really bad.

    I'm gonna pick on my buddy Freddy with his 68. It looks perfect at some angles, but is really apparent in others. This is one that you can see it a bit...
     

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  9. SpecialWagon65

    SpecialWagon65 Ted Nagel

    I can see this in the Wagon paint. In this case the body was by Ionia Manufacturing / Mitchell-Bentley.
     

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  10. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    And what finish should the squirters have?
     
  11. Brad Conley

    Brad Conley Super Moderator Staff Member

    I believe they are natural.
     
  12. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    Natural they are like olive green coating
     
  13. 436'd Skylark

    436'd Skylark Sweet Fancy Moses!!!!!

  14. copperheadgs1

    copperheadgs1 copperheadgs1

    I have some pictures somewhere of a 70 Bamboo Cream GS455 Convertible and the overspray under that hood is brutal. It’s original paint. Not sure if I have the rear part you want that you see when driving.
     

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