Originally Posted by nine4gmc
true story, my neighbor has a 65 catalina 2+2 and was "restoring" it. i came over one day and he had the rear springs out, replacing with another set of old used springs. i mentioned he should put some paint on them at least, then went back to my shop for a while. he called me over later to show me his work, he painted the coils red, ok but he painted them upside down so when he installed them, you could see the old dirty tops of the coils faded to fire red...
Very believable! I see it all the time with pros. I would get a hood and hinges from the paint dept and the hinge had bare primer all on the front where you see it and the mounting points where it is bolted down were covered perfectly with shiny paint.