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Old 01-18-2006, 08:23 PM
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Frame powder coating color question.

O.K., I've got a '78 Monte Carlo that will be getting a fresh frame-up rebuild, complete with a "new" powder coated frame. Question is, what color of all the available colors is the best to use? I mean, my plans for the car include a Gold body (same color as the factory), with subtle changes to the under hood, suspension, and brake systems. The engine block will be powder coated in Orange, but for the most part the car will be powdered in black.

I've got a decent connection with a nephew of a coater who will do this on the side. However, I've been having fits over what color to get the frame done in. For those guys that have had it done, what color do you recommend? I would like to show the detail, but not wind up with a car that screams "look at me!!" with overbearing color. What's the best color to show detail, but not "detract" from the overall car?


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If it were mine I'd go with a factory chassis black color.
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I agree with Centerline , chassis black. This place has a oven big enough to put the whole frame in ?

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I would, but I don't think that the factory even painted the frames to these cars. My "new" frame presently shows some rubber under coating, but no paint. Just a lot of surface rust. I'd kinda like a lighter, brighter color, but I also would like to drive it and enjoy it, not park it and polish it- constantly.

Yeah, the guy uses the shop at his employer's to do the work.


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One thing I have found out on building Choppers is that is that if you want your powder coat to match the body color, you should have the powder coat done first then have the paint matched to the powder coat. You can always have paint mixed to match but you cant mix to match powder coat. If that makes sense.
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Have it chromed!

Seriously, I vote Black.
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One thing I have found out on building Choppers is that is that if you want your powder coat to match the body color, you should have the powder coat done first then have the paint matched to the powder coat. You can always have paint mixed to match but you cant mix to match powder coat. If that makes sense.
That makes perfect sense.

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Have it chromed!

Seriously, I vote Black.
I like the way you think with doing it in chrome. I just go nuts over shiny stuff. Next, questions concerning black.... gloss, semi-gloss, or flat? Oil base or latex? J/K!

Really now, is there a decent shade of a darker grey that will aid in revealing detail, but not the grease the tie rod ends and such? Maybe like a trunk spatter black?


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