Q: Chassis Paint
Is the firewall the same color as the body? If not … does anyone have the paint codes for the (various?) colors (black?) needed for the subframe, firewall, inner guards, radiator support and so on? I have decoded the cowl tag and the color is D/D ie Alpine Blue upper / lower
A: Fire wall is semi gloss black. Paint from AMES or Year Ones is excellent.
A: I pulled this out of a 30th anniversary Camaro magazine but pretty sure it also applies to Firebird:
Egg shell black lacquer for: Firewall, Inner radiator support, and other engine compartment sheet metal:
PPG (Pittsburg Paints)
2 quarts “mixing black” #386
1 guart “universal flattening agent”
One quart “mixing clear” #310
Use PPG #DDL-16 or DuPont #3608S
2 quarts “mixing black” #406
1 guart “universal flattening agent” 850
One quart “mixing clear” #465
For the under carrage, Frame and suspention use enamel (easier to clean up for show):
PPG Delstar or Dupont Centari
3 quarts mixing black (sometimes called “strong black”)
1 quart flattening agent
Use PPG DTR601 quick dry reducer
The above is for the “purists” who like the correct shade of black. I’ve had good luck with three parts cheap chassis black and one part universal flattening agent. Comes out semi flat and looks great on the firewall, and chassis.
A: You can contact the paint manufacturers on line, give them the color and year, and they will give you the codes or equivalent in base/clear. Or you can contact via 800 numbers. They are very helpful.
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