1985 308 QV - Paint Finish for Front Louvers

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  1. robo330

    robo330 Formula Junior
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    Apr 15, 2014
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    Karl Robertson
    I have a new problem and have to re-finish the Front Fender Louvers on my car. What is the correct finish? Flat Black, Satin Black of Gloss Black? I tend to think they are Semi - Flat / Satin Black.. I would appreciate a response.
    BTW, the reason for having to redo these was my Power Bleeder for the Brakes blew and sprayed Brake Fluid all over the RHS Fender! Another fine mess...!!! Managed to clean up the painted sheet metal but the RHS Louver had spots on it. Thanks again guys!!!
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  3. miketuason

    miketuason F1 World Champ
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    Feb 24, 2006
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    If it’s a US QV, it should be satin black. You can paint it but the best way to have it done is to powder coat it.
  4. johnk...

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    Jun 11, 2004
    New England/FL
    '85 US cars are black anodized.
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  5. built2grind

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    yup black anodize is factory correct
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  6. cmt6891

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    Feb 25, 2008
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    Carl T
    Yes anodized black is correct but not readily available. The are several grades of sheen for black powder coat to come as close to the anodized finish. I think it's 30% gloss. You will have an easier time getting them powder coated.
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  8. johnk...

    johnk... F1 Veteran

    Jun 11, 2004
    New England/FL
    I'd suggest doing a Google search for anodizers or metal finishers in your area. But before you do that, if the finish is original a light compound can clean up any discoloration. Even something like Comet cleanser can do the trick.

    If someone painted them previously you may have to strip them first, but that would be required whatever you do.
  9. kcabpilot

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    Apr 17, 2014
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    Anodizing should be readily available and is actually less expensive and more environmentally friendly than either paint or powder coat but first see if you can simply scrub the stains from the original surface, that’s one of it’s properties.

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