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    I am painting my suspension but I switched flattening agents and the new one makes it much flatter than the old one.

    I am trying to figure out which one is close to correct

     

    This is the early flattener I was using not very flat. Fairly glossy and looks nice

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    This is the later flattener. Much flatter. almost no gloss

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    Cross member is pretty flat too

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    Table full of parts

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    Can someone give me some direction on which finish is correct. The glossy one is the easiest but I'd like to shoot for the most correct finish.

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    Based on what I've seen, it's more of a "satin" black, but then my parts are 43 years old.   They may have been gloss from the factory...

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    Cliff,

    Is "gloss", really glossy or sort of glossy?

    This was the tube on the steering rack and it was gloss.  I'll look at my other black parts I have in a box for sand blasting, I'm thinking the trans mount is gloss too.  Maybe the chassis parts are satin and the other is gloss?

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    I thought I had a picture of it before I stripped the paint off.  :)

     

    It's not greasy I promise, I hate handling greasy stuff, so you decide how glossy it was.  This is off my orange 240.

     

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    The powder coating I am doing on my suspension pieces is 50% gloss black and looks correct when matched with various sections of the original unrestored suspension pieces that still have shiny black paint remaining. This car has 24k miles so there are quite a few areas where the original black shows up well. 

     

    Of your two examples the gloss looks closer to me to original than the flat. I agree that a satin would be best.

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    That's pretty glossy. Obviously glossier than the crossmember and dust shield.

     

    I will aim for the gloss finish I already have. That will prevent so much rework.

     

    Thanks Guys

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    I just remembered where I've seen the same black sheen as the steering rack.  The metal ring around the hole in the tunnel for the shifter, under the boot.  I knew I'd seen it somewhere when I was tearing my car apart.  Maybe they painted things in groups?  But I like the gloss you have in the very first picture of post #1 too, less work is always better. :D  

     

    Stolen from google images;

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    Thanks Site

    I wonder if I have one of those lying around, I mean I wonder if I can find one of those I have lying around... :P

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    Well I finally came up with something I think will work. It took several test panels to get it where I think it's right.

    I used Nason FulCryl II single stage mixed 8 : 3/4 hardener 483-11 : 1 1/4 reducer 441-21 when mixed to 6 sprayable oz's add 1 1/2 oz of Limco LF-10 flattener

    So a couple of weeks ago we scuffed everything down...

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    Hung it all back up in the booth

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    Made it all black this morning

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    The sheen is pretty good. Has some sheen that you can see but not real glossy. If I had to do it over I might use the Eastwood satin but I have seen some issues with people having adhesion problems. The Nason has never been any issue. Sprays well and sticks really well. This is shot over Omni epoxy primer....

    Time to order some bushings and get moving on reassembly

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    Here is my replacement tank, just recently removed. It has quite a high gloss compared to the suspension components.  Replaced in 1985 at 134,600 miles and now has 147,600 miles, so only about 13,000 miles. $195 list price and I paid $156.  Wondering now why I didn't stock pile more parts.

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    22 minutes ago, CanTechZ said:

    Wondering now why I didn't stock pile more parts.

    Ya gotta rub it in?

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