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Author Topic: Factory Finish - Gloss, Satin or Matt?  (Read 454 times)
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Beckerman67
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« on: 28 January, 2021, 12:22:41 PM »

 I need to powdercoat the black under-bonnet parts such as the air filter housing and air intake shroud for the heater of a 1972 S2.

 Can anyone confirm the original finish? My thoughts are gloss but I'm willing to be proved wrong!

 
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« Reply #1 on: 28 January, 2021, 01:39:01 PM »

I think it is gloss but not in yer face gloss!
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« Reply #2 on: 28 January, 2021, 02:14:25 PM »

I agree gloss, but not too shiny as Tim says, I assume it was cellulose paint originally that was thinly applied to the steel
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« Reply #3 on: 28 January, 2021, 03:31:30 PM »

Gloss with a small amount of matting agent?
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« Reply #4 on: 28 January, 2021, 05:37:08 PM »


...or rub the gloss off?
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« Reply #5 on: 28 January, 2021, 07:13:53 PM »

 Thanks everyone.

 Gloss with a hint of matt it is then.
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« Reply #6 on: 28 January, 2021, 10:10:01 PM »

is that not satin?
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« Reply #7 on: 29 January, 2021, 12:10:36 AM »


I experimented with a few options and found that Hammerite Smooth Black gave a very close finish to the original.  I used the aerosol spray can version.  It gives the sheen that I have seen in unrestored cars.


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« Reply #8 on: 29 January, 2021, 12:41:19 AM »

I use so much smooth satin black Hammerite that I'm thinking of buying shares in it!
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« Reply #9 on: 29 January, 2021, 08:41:45 PM »

That looks spot on in terms of sheen and coat thinness. I've always been wary of hammerite after using paint on, but I'll give the rattlecan a go after seeing you get such a good result.
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« Reply #10 on: 30 January, 2021, 03:40:18 PM »


The brush on stuff of youth isn't the same as what's available now.  I expect the "recent change" was twenty five years ago or something.   
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