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Offline 35chevcoupe

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What is the Correct color for the 65 gs frame ?
« on: February 17, 2015, 10:46:29 PM »
Just wondering what color black ( brand of paint ) are you guys using to paint your frame ?
In the past I've just used GM chassis black , is this correct or not ? :dontknow:
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Re: What is the Correct color for the 65 gs frame ?
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2015, 11:02:53 PM »
The original 'paint' was an asphalt-based product. You can get it here from Quanta products:
http://www.gastanks.com/Q-Coat-Asphalt-Based-Frame-Chassis-Paint-1-Quart/productinfo/06-14/

A more durable finish would be an epoxy product like the old DuPont dp-40. Was widely used by restorers.

I like the epoxy from Viking Paints in Mn. You can mix the gloss and flat blacks to get the level of gloss just right for the various components.
http://www.vikingpaints.com/VPICategories.htm
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Re: What is the Correct color for the 65 gs frame ?
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2015, 06:44:15 AM »
The Parts Place in the Chicago area sells GM Black Reconditioning Paint for $89 a gallon. It gets sprayed as mixed in the can - no diluting. It's an excellent match for the original satin black finish. As Walt says a base coat of epoxy is recommended.
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Re: What is the Correct color for the 65 gs frame ?
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2015, 09:28:39 AM »
Thanks guys . I think I'll just stay with that combination then , I like Dp90 and the GM reconditioning black I thought looked good as far as not being to shiny or too flat .
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Re: What is the Correct color for the 65 gs frame ?
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2015, 01:59:32 PM »
I used Eastwood on my 70 GP and on this a local restorer told me he uses KBS with rustoleum over it .So that what I did .love the way it turned out
« Last Edit: February 18, 2015, 02:02:48 PM by bobbybuick »

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Re: What is the Correct color for the 65 gs frame ?
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2015, 05:49:26 PM »
Hey that looks great !     :icon_thumright:
John Evenson

1930 model A 4 dr sedan
35 chev coupe 2 dr Master Deluxe suicide dr,s
55 chev belair wagon 4dr
59 Buick Invicta 2 dr hd top
65 Buick GS 2 dr ht
71 Buick GS
84 chev 3/4 ton p/u 6.2 diesel
Yeah there's more
There all projects