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    Default What color black is used on the Dual Snorkel Air Cleaner

    Hello all,

    What color black is used on the Dual Snorkel Air Cleaner.

    It looks gloss black in some, and satin in others?



    Thanks!
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    Satin black from what I’ve seen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tbirdman View Post
    Satin black from what I’ve seen.
    Thanks! Does anyone have a good paint source?
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    Here is my air cleaner I painted with Rustoleum (or possibly Ace Hardware brand) satin black. Not sure how "OE" it is, but think it turned out decent.

    What grade of paint are you looking for?

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    My father swapped engines to blue printed 306 with around 360 HP. He wanted to keep the HEI distributor. Stock air cleaner no longer fit.

    Found a 1985 cfi thunderbird air cleaner and base...swapped on the stock 85 mustang snorkles and a 1/4 air cleaner spacer things just fit...Needed to fab up the new cross over for the strut bar but it was all worth it to keep things looking semi stock like.

    I stripped sand blasted everything and powdercoated the base and snorkles with high gloss jet black powder and did the lid in chrome powder.

    I think originally it was more of a semigloss but this high gloss black sure looks nice.

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    On the 1982 is was a black crinkle finished...well at least on my GLX and my Friends GT.

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    I use Eastwood’s Chassis Black.
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    SEM makes some good rattle can stuff. With lots of colors and gloss levels.
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    I can take some pics of a couple of 1985 E5ZZ... nos air cleaners bases I have if you want ? I believe a they are satin or semi gloss

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    Don’t paint powder coat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by airplanedriver View Post
    I can take some pics of a couple of 1985 E5ZZ... nos air cleaners bases I have if you want ? I believe a they are satin or semi gloss
    Yes Please. Thanks
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    At the factory, our QC used Rustoleum BBQ Satin Black spray to touch up any scratches in black parts of Cadillac exhaust assys.
    Was done on final inspection before shipping to the Lansing plant. Full welded exhaust assys in shipping racks.
    Chrome tips from china were painted black at connection to muffler. Sometimes got scratched during assy.
    Sayin no special paint is used when possible on new auto parts. May or may not have to pass salt testing.
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    Default LTD LX 85 engine bay pic

    My 85 LTD LX engine bay pic taken 1987 or 1988. Sure miss that car.
    Air cleaner assy paint was pretty clean and untouched being only 2-3 years old.
    Not gloss black for sure. A bit of shine but no reflection of any other colors or images like gloss does.
    Prob most gloss black versions were resprayed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gr79 View Post
    My 85 LTD LX engine bay pic taken 1987 or 1988. Sure miss that car.
    Air cleaner assy paint was pretty clean and untouched being only 2-3 years old.
    Not gloss black for sure. A bit of shine but no reflection of any other colors or images like gloss does.
    Prob most gloss black versions were resprayed.

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    Thank you and that is a sweet LTD LX. I have never seen one with the hood up! Cool
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