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360 Painting air intake covers

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  1. Kitchdog

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    I have a 360 spider and for whatever reason, one of the 2 previous owners painted the air intake covers and the tank below a whiteish colour. I am looking to get them back to their original silver colour and think it’s probably something I can do myself (at least the air intake covers anyway) Does anyone know the correct paint code or tips on doing this?

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  3. Bill ochrane

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    Apparently, you mean the air filter containers. The paint code is B,L,A,C,K.
    Sorry, I just couldn't resist. LOL
     
  4. KC360 FL

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    Mine were black. They are the same as the coolant tank. Black
     
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  5. Apollo 11

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    I believe mine are stock colors. Silver air filter covers and black below that.
     

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  7. Bob in Texas

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    Coupes are black, spiders were silver. IIRC the coupe’s black color was to reduce the reflection in the glass.


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  8. Kitchdog

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    Spiders were definitely silver from factory. I guess it’s something that not many 360 owners would have had to worry about before!

    And yes - filter covers! :)
     
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  9. ShadowLAP

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    My 2003 360 Spider is Silver but not sure of the paint color name, which goes back to your original question.
     
  10. F1Spider

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    Upgrade to carbon fiber filter boxes. Better design = more horsepower and better looks.
     
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  12. Kitchdog

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  13. Bob in Texas

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    Much better!


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  14. Bill ochrane

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    Yes, much better! Just wondering. Are you going to clear coat them? I think it would be easier to keep clean.
     
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  15. RANDY6005

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    fasteners should be black looking good
     
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  16. Kitchdog

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    I hadn’t even thought of that, probably a good idea!
     
  17. ShadowLAP

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    My 2003 360 Spider fasteners are silver or not painter. You can see them in the photo.
     

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  18. chipbiii

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    Ah, but what kind of black? There's gloss black, bumper black, satin black, and flat black.
    I tried touching up my coolant box with two different shades of black and it didn't match. ;)
     
  19. RANDY6005

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    from the factory they are not painted they have some kind of coating but it does not last long, I bought new from Ferrari they started rusting with in a year I never even got them wet
     
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  21. KC360 FL

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    I can see that. But I would have painted the tops of all three with a fresh coat of satin black. That way they are freshed up and all match. Hard to say how much of a toll heat and age has taken on the truly "original" black they were from the factory all those years ago-- and would be hard for anyone to argue with you about what's original and what you have done to "freshen" them up.

    In my business we go through this all the time. And even when we contact the guys who used to work at the factory building said cars, they are most times to old to remember the details we are questioning them on. And so, there's a lot of speculation on some of the rare, low production number cars we restore. Kind of makes the business fun as guys will fight it out over what crayon mark goes where to denote a certain rear end ratio!!!
     
  22. SoftwareDrone

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    Powder coating is the way to go. It seemed like every few months I would have to remove the air box covers and rain gutters, disassemble, buff, wax, reassemble, reinstall, only to have them looking crappy another couple of months down the road. Now that they are powder coated, all I have to do is wipe them down with a damp towel and they look as good as new. And they are just as shiny now as they were ten years ago.

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  23. one4torque

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    My quick data gather w heat gun shows you need the air box to be cf to reduce temp transfer from hot cats below.. not engine bay air above.

    If they flow better bigger Id then I need to buy some.

    They do look awesome!
     

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