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Old 10-12-2017, 07:17 PM   #1
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HELP on Firewall - Body paint or black?

Hello!

I am having a VERY difficult time deciding what color to paint the firewall...

A little info on my truck... 64' frame off restomod build. The truck will be painted a color between gunmetal gray and silver - metallic of course and the chassis and every part attached to it is powder coated black.

Should I paint the firewall the body color? If so, should I then paint the inner fenders the body color as well? If I do that, should I then paint the radiator support the body color too?

OR

Should I just paint all of it black?


Why would I go with one versus the other (other than just preference)??

HELP!! I just can't make up my mind!!

Thanks in advance!
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Old 10-12-2017, 08:27 PM   #2
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Re: HELP on Firewall - Body paint or black?

Body paint!
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Old 10-12-2017, 08:39 PM   #3
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Re: HELP on Firewall - Body paint or black?

I did body paint on mine.
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Old 10-12-2017, 09:48 PM   #4
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Re: HELP on Firewall - Body paint or black?

I did the body color as well. I did all of the inner fenders and other supports satin or semi-gloss black.
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Old 10-13-2017, 12:03 AM   #5
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Re: HELP on Firewall - Body paint or black?

I prefer the firewall to be body color. The inner fenders, radiator support, etc, satin black.
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Old 10-13-2017, 12:10 AM   #6
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Break tradition.....live on the edge..lol
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Old 10-13-2017, 12:51 AM   #7
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Body paint.
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Old 10-13-2017, 07:15 AM   #8
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Re: HELP on Firewall - Body paint or black?

Body paint is all fine unless you decide to repaint a different color down the road. Then you have to tear the engine bay apart to repaint the firewall. I have done this and it sucks. Not to mention that the body color looks great until you scratch it. Black covers this better and can be touched up easier.

I am working on a 66 C30 and plan on using the Saddle color that was used in the interior on the firewall- I think that this was stock depending on the factory that these trucks were built. I am using it on the interior as well.
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Old 10-13-2017, 07:16 AM   #9
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Old 10-13-2017, 12:03 PM   #10
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Old 10-13-2017, 12:13 PM   #11
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Re: HELP on Firewall - Body paint or black?

This is a great discussion. I’m planning on body color for the firewall, inner hood and inner fenders....satin black for hinges and radiator & radiator support. Great point on the repainting comment tho...but will cross that bridge if I need to. Lol.
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Bad to bone truck. I did the same thing.
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Thanks
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Bad to bone truck. I did the same thing.
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