68 olds 442 headlight filler panel

Old September 17th, 2018, 11:54 AM
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68 olds 442 headlight filler panel

Does anyone know the paint code for the 68 olds 442 headlight filler panels?
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Old September 17th, 2018, 05:11 PM
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Does anyone know the paint code for the 68 olds 442 headlight filler panels?
given your username I doubt you’re looking for rattle can but the generally accepted color match is Krylon Dull Aluminum. The newer mixture for it is part of the “metallics” line so I’m not sure how accurate it is now.
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Hey thanks if I have to i can always use it to get a color read on so it could still be a great help. Thanks again.
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Old September 24th, 2018, 09:53 AM
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When I reworked mine 30 years ago I used Krylon dull Chrome, not the bright, if memory serves. Probably doesn't exist now. Once they aged and weathered a bit they look factory. Dry spray it in several light coats. Cars been judged several times without incident regarding this color detail. If you find a good way of getting the black into the outer grill area where the 2 bolts are by the metal fill panel please share it.
Another choice is Argent Silver. Get paint from Eastwood.
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Originally Posted by droldsmorland View Post
When I reworked mine 30 years ago I used Krylon dull Chrome, not the bright, if memory serves. Probably doesn't exist now. Once they aged and weathered a bit they look factory. Dry spray it in several light coats. Cars been judged several times without incident regarding this color detail. If you find a good way of getting the black into the outer grill area where the 2 bolts are by the metal fill panel please share it.
Another choice is Argent Silver. Get paint from Eastwood.
When I refinished mine, I cut a template from chip board, initially at the largest point, and proceeded to trim it down until it fit snugly down inside. Once the template was correct, I removed it and sprayed that part of the panel Krylon semi-flat black. The I inserted the template and sprayed the panel with Krylon dull aluminum. I think their # for it is 1403. I used the template method for all the black areas of the panel, and they came out great.
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Old September 24th, 2018, 11:29 AM
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Originally Posted by 1968_Post View Post
When I refinished mine, I cut a template from chip board, initially at the largest point, and proceeded to trim it down until it fit snugly down inside. Once the template was correct, I removed it and sprayed that part of the panel Krylon semi-flat black. The I inserted the template and sprayed the panel with Krylon dull aluminum. I think their # for it is 1403. I used the template method for all the black areas of the panel, and they came out great.
i did the same but I used cardboard. I still have the templates somewhere
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Painted the black first masking off the rest in tape. Then masked the black area and painted the metallic dull aluminum rutoleum brand.
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Looks great! Nice to see it done right.
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Old January 17th, 2019, 07:55 PM
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Nice! Now the trick is to paint the black on the outside inserts. Fun Fun.
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Did it. I masked off the chrome edges of the bezels with tape. But I curved the tape up at an angle like a cone. Then sprayed it flat black. —Billy
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Old January 18th, 2019, 10:25 AM
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Did it. I masked off the chrome edges of the bezels with tape. But I curved the tape up at an angle like a cone. Then sprayed it flat black. —Billy
I'm referring to the plastic buckets, not the headlight bezels.
The outboard indents where the 1/2" fasteners live by the metal fender filler and the opposite inboard indentations are both supposed to be blacked out, the same treatment as seen on the areas above/below the parking lights.
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I thought it was just blocked by the angle of the pic in billyaxe's pics but what droldsmorland means is the recessed areas on the outsides of the housings get painted black too. You can kind of see it on the left side of this pic (you can see where the silver overspray is next to it)

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Wow. Thanks I did not realize that. I will paint that then. —Billy
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Old January 19th, 2019, 04:04 PM
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Thanks for the pic Mike. Much.easier to do with the buckets off the car for sure. Steve
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Okay I did it. It was really tough to mask off the sides for spraying. Here they are.
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