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I just bought a door hinge repair kit for my 65 fastback. When I rebuild my hinges, should ALL parts on each hinge be painted the color of the car? I show my car in the concours class and want it to be correct. In my kit, the springs are red, the pins are a grayish color and the flat notched pieces appear to be zinc plated or something.
 
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the whole thing isnt black? on my 66 the entire hinge is painted black. . . does this mean someone changed them or painted them or something?
 
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The hinges are painted with the doors on, so the entire assembly will be the body color. Hope this helps.



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I have always been under the impression that hinges were painted the same color as the car just because they got painted when the door jambs got painted but I don't know this for a fact. My car is Wimbledon White so black hinges would look funny.
 
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So does anyone sell a small aerosol can of factory exterior colors? I don't plan to buy and entire quart of automotive paint just for a little ole door hinge.
 
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Im in the process of replacing my doors so i have the doors and hinges off. . .i just went to check to see, guess what!, theyre the body color. My car is nightmist blue (dark navy blue) and the hinges are covered in dirt etc so i guess, along with the fact that my new hinges are painted black, i assumed they were always black. I guess to answer your first question, on mine the springs and the hardware are all the body color too. . . You learn something new everyday!

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As you've already been told.... hinge, spring, bolts and pin = body color

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California Mustang sells spray cans of all the exterior lacquer colors.

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