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Offline poboy427

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Yellow top coil restoration tip
« on: September 15, 2014, 11:09:31 PM »
I looked at length for a suitable color match for the top of my coil. I found and bought a great match today at Menards. Rust-oleum Satin Amber 250896.

Three light coats with 10 min between and it looks perfect. If any of you have those repo coils that came out with a more brown top, this would be a great fix there too.

Ray

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Re: Yellow top coil restoration tip
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2014, 09:57:49 AM »
Would be great to see a pic, thanks for sharing.
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Re: Yellow top coil restoration tip
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2014, 03:20:28 AM »
Here is a pic of the coil. Not sure true colors are reflected in the pic though. Of course the lighting is poor.  I enclosed a small DeWalt right angle tool for color comparison.


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Re: Yellow top coil restoration tip
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2014, 03:22:33 AM »
Definitely not as orange as it appears. In reality I would call this color dead nuts on. The satin aspect of the color is perfect.

Ray

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Re: Yellow top coil restoration tip
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2014, 05:07:40 AM »
Wow, it looks good in the picture . I am going to get some and try it myself.
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Offline drummingrocks

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Re: Yellow top coil restoration tip
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2014, 10:31:58 AM »
That does look really good!  I'm surprised to see such a close match out of a spray can.  Sometimes you just get lucky! :)
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Offline gjz30075

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Re: Yellow top coil restoration tip
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2014, 08:18:43 PM »
Did you move or delete the pic?   I don't see it.


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Re: Yellow top coil restoration tip
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2014, 04:17:06 AM »
Not sure where the pic went. I did change my photobucket privacy settings and maybe that did it. I will see if I can get it back up.

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Re: Yellow top coil restoration tip
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2014, 04:59:30 AM »

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Re: Yellow top coil restoration tip
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2014, 05:47:04 PM »
perfect I was just thinking about painting mine....

Did you have to do any prep?  Sanding etc?
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Re: Yellow top coil restoration tip
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2014, 02:20:33 AM »
I just wiped mine down with wax and grease remover so it would not fisheye and hit it with some 000 steel wool. Thin coats and you will get a nice satin finish and it will cover the fine cracks that some coils have. As always it is best to start with the nicest coil you can find before refurbishing and correct stamping is also avail out there if you want to go that far.

Ray

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Re: Yellow top coil restoration tip
« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2014, 02:37:55 PM »
I just wiped mine down with wax and grease remover so it would not fisheye and hit it with some 000 steel wool. Thin coats and you will get a nice satin finish and it will cover the fine cracks that some coils have. As always it is best to start with the nicest coil you can find before refurbishing and correct stamping is also avail out there if you want to go that far.

Ray

Or in my case hiding an aftermarket non OEM coil...
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Re: Yellow top coil restoration tip
« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2014, 09:26:53 PM »
Or in my case hiding an aftermarket non OEM coil...

Same here.  I plan on going this route until someone makes a halfway reliable repro yellow-top.  I've heard horror stories about the reliability of yellow top reproductions.  And if my experience with the reproduction Autolite voltage regulators and solenoids is any example, it'll be a LONG wait...  :-\
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--1965 convertible, 289/4-spd, built Mar. '65 at Dearborn
--1966 GT fastback, 289/4-spd, built Dec. '65 at Dearborn
--1966 coupe, 200/3-spd, built Dec. '65 at NJ (in the family since 1968)
--1967 coupe, 289/C4, built Dec. '66 at NJ
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Re: Yellow top coil restoration tip
« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2014, 05:41:52 PM »
EXCELLENT!!  Thanks for sharing!

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Re: Yellow top coil restoration tip
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2014, 01:17:16 AM »
Interesting post.  I had not thought to restore any of the coils I have sitting around here but with all this info why not.  I have three coils all with the date code between the posts; 7A, 4B and 5D.  What color, name or number for the Black and where to get the correct FAC-FoMoCo tag ?  Brian
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