Q: Chassis Paint
What is the correct paint for the chassis and components?
A: HPP published an article on the detailing of Jim Mattison’s 400 car some time back. According to the experts, the whole axle assembly, pumpkin tubes and all was left unpainted (don’t know about the backing plates). GM then gave it a quick shot of black paint from the backside, so the front is unpainted and the back is painted black. I plan to paint my assembly with Seymour Stainless Steel paint first and then do the backside in black. That way, it won’t rust and it will look correct.
As for dash paint, I plan to use PPG Ditlzer products. I have the original paint charts, so my guess is any ditzler supplier can mix it. You could use the reconditioning paint, but it probably won’t have the correct gloss level.
A: 1968 Paint Chart from the 1968 Pontiac Service Information Bulletin:
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