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I am going to use eastwoods extreme chassis black satin on my 66 gto frame as well as the underside of the car and the floor pans. At first I was thinking about using it on the engine compartment as well but am now having second thoughts. What paint did you guys use for your engine compartment? Im not worried about it being OEM as other areas of my car wont be, just looking for what others have used as im not sure I will like the satin look in the engine compartment. Thanks for any input.
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I used all Eastwood paints. I used the combinations rattle can and brush on. Their satin/semi gloss under hood paint is the correct 60 degree black.

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I painted the frame, underbody, firewall, inner fenders and core support with 60% gloss black. The bottom of the hood should be painted flat black as well as the front part of the dask between the dash pad and the windshield.

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I am going to use eastwoods extreme chassis black satin on my 66 gto frame as well as the underside of the car and the floor pans. At first I was thinking about using it on the engine compartment as well but am now having second thoughts. What paint did you guys use for your engine compartment? Im not worried about it being OEM as other areas of my car wont be, just looking for what others have used as im not sure I will like the satin look in the engine compartment. Thanks for any input.
That's what I used on my 69. I like their ceramic 2k chassis black - tough stuff.

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Thanks for the replies guys. Looks like I will stick to the extreme satin black as it is 60% gloss and follow the instructions from 05GTO on the under hood and dash flat black. Appreciate your help, just a newbie trying to get it right.
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Actually, the fender wells and core support are a semi-flat black on some of these cars, rather than semi-gloss. Semi flat is about a 20% gloss. I touched up my original engine compartment in my '67 (where the pos batt cable wore thru the paint on the wheel well) and the semi-flat was a perfect match to the original paint. I also touched up about a one inch area on my firewall, and you can't tell....the match is perfect with the OEM finish....Don't know if all years/manufacturing plants used the same paint, though.
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great info guys! I am also restoring a 66 GTO back to as close to original as possible. so what color are the floors, back seat brace, and really the whole interior. the car is at the body shop now and they are asking me what color i want to do.
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Red oxide primer with body color overspray.
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Mine is all body color on the inside except for the dash and the sections right under the side windows above the door panels which is semi gloss black.
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Ruk, your floorpans are body color? Mine are red oxide/w body color beeding in at the jambs. (inside the car) My car was repainted, (1n 1985) , but the jambs, cowl, inside the trunk, etc. is all original 1965 GM paint...My car is a Freemont build, though, and I know there are/were differences between plants.
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