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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 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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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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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.
Mine is body color (basecoat only) throughout the car. Red oxide primer in a few spots that were difficult to get to. Top of dash components are like 10 or 30 % semi, almost flat black.
 

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Flambeau, these cars only had "basecoat". They never were 2 stage paint jobs when built. But you knew that...
Did'nt know that, My car was brush painted red when I got it :rofl: I always assumed since the burgundy was so dull in the interior that there was a clearcoat originally. Good to know :cheers
 
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