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Old January 16th, 2013, 07:29 PM
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W-25 hood scoop inlet paint

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Would someone be able to tell me if the body color is supposed to extend into the hood scoop inlets?

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Old January 16th, 2013, 08:14 PM
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no should be black but what percentage of flat black I do not know. Here is a pic with where I had mine taped off. Mine is 50% or 60% flat black


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Old January 16th, 2013, 08:36 PM
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Thank you Stevengerard. My body/paint guy thought they should be masked off, and I wasn't sure as I've seen both over the years. He is just putting the finishing touches on my silver '70 just in time for the Sacramento Autorama. At this point, we'll just guess as to the shade as the car is not concours-quality; just a nice driver.
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Old January 20th, 2013, 01:51 PM
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Mine had the factory original paint on it when I bought it and the inlet scoops were the white "plastic" or fibreglass material that the hood is made from.

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Originally Posted by jonesolds442 View Post
Thank you Stevengerard. My body/paint guy thought they should be masked off, and I wasn't sure as I've seen both over the years. He is just putting the finishing touches on my silver '70 just in time for the Sacramento Autorama. At this point, we'll just guess as to the shade as the car is not concours-quality; just a nice driver.

Your car looks good.Love the silver and black.....

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Mine had the factory original paint on it when I bought it and the inlet scoops were the white "plastic" or fibreglass material that the hood is made from.

Nearly all I have seen are black, however I have seen this occasionally on original cars. A good friend of mine's original unrestored '71 W30 convertible displays this.
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would like to have others chime in, I have never seen anything but black (well a few where they painted body color too far in) but that doesn't mean that they weren't all repaints. Makes sense that the factory would just tape that part off, paint the hood and leave it unpainted. Painting that black would be an extra step. I need to go out and check the hardtop.
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Old January 21st, 2013, 04:40 PM
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This is the only factory OAI hood I have seen in person, so it's hard for me to say all are like this. But I do know this is the original paint on this hood and the scoop inlets were the white fibreglass.
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Old January 21st, 2013, 04:54 PM
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Originally Posted by stevengerard View Post
would like to have others chime in, I have never seen anything but black (well a few where they painted body color too far in) but that doesn't mean that they weren't all repaints. Makes sense that the factory would just tape that part off, paint the hood and leave it unpainted. Painting that black would be an extra step. I need to go out and check the hardtop.
Speaking of that.....here is a picture of the actual car that originally came with my hood. He tried to fix it but couldn't so he bought an after market one. Notice how his scoop inlets are painted the body color? By the way, it's an original W30 car too.....or so he says. Original, except for the fact that I have his hood!



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The scoops are painted black, and they are painted at an angle. The only cars in which I have seen that were not painted at all were the cars that were built during the strike. Therefore, you have pre-strike, strike, and post strike cars.
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I don't know if it is right but i always painted mine flat black on the inside. I like it flat black because it makes the openings stand out more against the body color.
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Hi. A friend of mine worked in the repair hole at the end of the assembly line in Lansing for most of his career with GM. He told me one of his duties on ram air hoods was to remove the masking from the scoops before they would lay the mask material for the stripes. The black inside the scoops was what he called "parts wash" or just the black coating used on service parts. If you put a service part out in the sun for very long the "parts wash" goes away because it's not very resistant to sunlight fade. I've always thought that the scoops with white showing would have been black when they were new. Some one higher up in Olds told me they were supposed to be painted however assembly line workers might have skipped the painting if they could get away with it since they were already black on most batches of hoods. ~BOB
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.... maybe Davebw31 might be able to provide additional information...

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JoesW31 is correct, my freind had a Cutlass S with the w25 hood and the wing and a 4 spd and his hood scoops were white inside but my 70 w30 were black and so were all 11 442's between 70 and 72 that I have owned were also but I have another friend with a 71w30 with the white inside so I think it was during the strike they did not get painted or at least some of them. By the way the color on my 70 was semi gloss black! but on all the others more of a flat black and weak at that.
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My W30 had the original paint when I got it in 1978, the inside of the scoops was flat black. I also had a Rally 350 with original paint, it was also flat black in the scoops. I was into these cars in the late 70s, every car I saw with original paint had the flat black. I have never seen a bare glass one.

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would like to have others chime in, I have never seen anything but black (well a few where they painted body color too far in) but that doesn't mean that they weren't all repaints. Makes sense that the factory would just tape that part off, paint the hood and leave it unpainted. Painting that black would be an extra step. I need to go out and check the hardtop.
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Should the underside of the hood be painted flat black?
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Typically more of and "eggshell" satin.
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