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Offline w72transamowner

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Paint: Air Breather/Cleaner
« on: November 17, 2008, 08:01:52 PM »
Has anyone restored their air cleaner and if so, know what the correct paint type/code is?  I need to repaint mine since having it soda blasted; it is currently primed and off the car (sitting in the house out of the moisture).
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Re: Paint: Air Breather/Cleaner
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2008, 10:49:54 PM »
Hey Jeff, good to see you, haven't seen you much.
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Re: Paint: Air Breather/Cleaner
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2008, 11:10:11 PM »
Thank you...just a WHOLE LOT of life going on lately.  :-\

btw...I cast my vote for semi-gloss Bobby.
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Re: Paint: Air Breather/Cleaner
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2008, 11:50:52 AM »
semi gloss looks good & thats how i did mine, but i think originally they were a gloss black, or at least glossier than todays standard semi gloss or satin shades.

the insides of original air cleaners that aren't faded like the outside have all looked gloss black to me.
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Re: Paint: Air Breather/Cleaner
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2008, 01:14:28 PM »
hot pink lol

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Re: Paint: Air Breather/Cleaner
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2008, 08:36:22 PM »
So is this as simple as just going out and buying a couple of cans of spray paint or is that not going to look right?
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Re: Paint: Air Breather/Cleaner
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2008, 08:41:59 PM »
it is that simple you should buy some primer too
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Re: Paint: Air Breather/Cleaner
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2008, 07:05:41 PM »
So is this as simple as just going out and buying a couple of cans of spray paint or is that not going to look right?

I think you can do a nice looking job that way.
I think it would look a little nicer if you could spray it out with some automotive paint and a spray gun though.
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