This is a two part question, my build sheet indicates red for the shocks (front & rear) the shocks that came off the car were not original. Is it acceptable to place the correct daubs on the replacement shocks. If this is common practice does anyone have a photo showing the correct location and size for the daub on the shocks.
Currently organizations are suggesting that owners choice to reproduce as much of the original details as possible. If you have not yet found correctly dates and marked factory shocks then the fall back are shocks of the same shape, thread pitch, color and hardware. You can expect to receive some small deduction at a show until you get something identical - depending on the class.
Placing the correct/original paint marks are not required in most classes but they do add an additional detail to an already nicely executed restoration.
Second; what I'm wondering is it okay to reproduce markings from a build sheet that are not physically found due to missing, replaced parts or marking has simply worn off.
Again its not necessary in most classes and its frowned upon to place marks from other cars on your but adding marks documented by your car's buildsheet. Of course using another car's buildsheet brings with it problems and possible loss of points)
I would suggest owners DO NOT use the paint marks suggested in the assembly manuals (deducted for some of these this last weekend) and remember that what color was used is only a little part of the application. In addition you need to know what the color was (example - blue could be one of many difference tones or tints) how it was applied, was it sprayed, brushed ...... and what was the size and direction of application originally