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(06-26-2018, 03:32 PM)Pegleg Wrote:
(06-26-2018, 10:25 AM)Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs Wrote: They can also do the phosphate on the hood latch, hood hinges and shock mount caps and some other parts in the car.
Never seen a paint that looked right.
David

David have you got picture of hinges and latch as they should be finished. Looks like its another one of those oversights i need to deal with

If you are a purest... the oil and phosphate finish is correct on the hinges and latch. It does not last and will begin to show surface rust over time. I found that bead blasting them and lightly spray paint with a matt clear coat gives them a similar appearance and the rust-free appearance will last longer. It all depends on what you want to achieve.

Here is a NOS hood latch with oil and phosphate...
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An unrestored low mileage 73 mustang hood hinge
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My occassionally driven 1969 mustang with oil and phosphate hinges, etc after about 5 years from restoration
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My 73 with bead blasted and clear coated hinges and latch
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(06-24-2018, 02:12 PM)Stanglover Agree. I think a AMK bolt kit will be the way to go for my underhood bolts. Most of the bolts are original but new bolts will be alot less labor intensive. Glen Wrote:
(06-24-2018, 01:28 PM)mustangglen Wrote: Im restoring just bolt heads under the hood of my 73 Mach1. Has anyone used a spray paint that is close to the original yellow cadmium color for small parts like bolts heads. Eastwoods 3-part paint seems like a hassle for such small parts. Thanks.

 Sorry, but why waste your time painting them. Either just buy a bolt kit or just the bolts you need (NPD has them) or if the originals are that important, strip and re-cad them. Kits are available in the US I believe, if not you may find a local company that can do them for you.
Geoff.
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(06-26-2018, 10:11 AM)rackerm- Wrote:
As i replied to Stanglover, I agree with you both that the AMK bolt kits are worth a try instead of the labor to renew the existing ones.


As for your yellow dye idea. LOVE IT! It looks like a very good alternative to revive some parts that cant be replaced. What kind of dye did you use? I looked for the dye online and found mostly wood dyes and candle makers dyes. 



Thank you for the information and pictures! 

Glen


(06-24-2018, 01:28 PM)mustangglen Wrote: Im restoring just bolt heads under the hood of my 73 Mach1. Has anyone used a spray paint that is close to the original yellow cadmium color for small parts like bolts heads. Eastwoods 3-part paint seems like a hassle for such small parts. Thanks.

For the standard nuts and bolts its best to buy a kit such as AMK. Thye have already figured out what you need.

For those parts that cannot be replaced, that you want a yellow cadmium finish without actually having the parts plated yellow cadmium, I experimented with using a yellow dye concentrate and then applying a semi-gloss clear coat to seal it. The dye gave the part a yellow/gold translucent appearance which looked closer to a yellow cad finish, instead of a painted look.

First I had to remove all rust with a wire brush/wheel and then polish the metal. The more polished the finish the better the final result. I then applied the yellow dye concentrate straight from the bottle with a cotton swab or cue-tip and let it sit for about 5 mins (the dye appears a very deep amber color at this point), after which I lightly wiped the part with a cotton swab to remove the excess yellow dye until I was happy with the color. Finally spray it lightly with a semi-gloss clear coat let dry and then another coat or two letting it dye in between coats. I found if you apply the lacquer clear too heavy it "washes" the yellow dye color out. Using a clear coat enamel does not affect the dye like the lacquer does.

Although I have not tried them, the dye also comes in green, red, blue if you wanted to try and add other translucent colors to the finish.

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