Reply to "black bonnet and boot?"

Originally posted by LF - TP 2511:
Doug is correct when he says the paint was a metallic black.

But be aware that it was a very subtle metallic paint. You had to be very close to the car to realize that there was a metallic component to the black paint.

I am not aware of a standard replacement anyone has been using.


I'm not sure of the purpose of the metallic content in the paint unless it is just a design element?

The satin black looks to me the most appropriate?

The only other "production vehicle" that I can think of that used a "blacked out hood" was the '69 Boss 302 Mustang and the 70 Plymouth T/A Barracuda?

Those are both noticeably more of a flat black. The point of it being that the color reduces glare to the driver in a race car.

The single stage paint that is available now is much better at resisting fading, chipping and chalking then the original paint was on those cars.

The amount of "flattening agent" added to these paints in order to "satin it" is going to vary with the supplier. Best to stay with something that you can buy premixed and has a specific formula to it.

That way you will be able to touch it up or match it with the least amount of grief.