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I am painting the grill of a 65, the egg crate type. It looks like it has a flat black paint on it. Of course, it could be that it is just old and faded..

What color and type of paint should I use?
 

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The correct color is a bluish/gray that is available from most part suppliers (I get mine from NPD). The uprights, the vertical parts that the grill bars attach to, should be semi-gloss black. The attaching tabs on each end of the top should also be semi-gloss black.
 

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I will get the paint from NPD on my next order.

So the other parts were painted prior to being rivetted in? Interesting.
 

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Yes, all parts were painted separately and then the grill was assembled. I have seen original grills with the rivets on top either painted black or with the bluish/gray paint swiped over the rivet head. When the bluish/gray paint is used to cover the rivet heads, the color is usually noticably different and there are brush marks present.
 

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January 65 Dearborn car, unrestored car, black grill rivets


 
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