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Offline jtrue

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Toploader paint
« on: June 10, 2017, 08:45:19 AM »
Hi guys, I've been working on trying to get my transmission ready to reinstall. I painted it with cast blast. Were the shift linkage rods painted originally or left natural? Thanks

Mark

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Re: Toploader paint
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2017, 04:40:15 PM »
Mark,
Linkages were natural. That being said, the closest you can get to original AND prevent rust is a light phosphate and oil treatment. They should be dark, almost the same as the case, maybe a little darker for contrast. Cast Blast would not be my first choice for the case.
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Re: Toploader paint
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2017, 11:19:12 PM »
Thank you Jim.

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Re: Toploader paint
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2017, 08:26:32 AM »
would the case stay natural with possibly the paint daubs applied then sprayed with boeshield then tamped dry? 1966 K GT, 10/65 SAN JOSE

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Re: Toploader paint
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2017, 09:43:59 AM »
would the case stay natural with possibly the paint daubs applied then sprayed with boeshield then tamped dry? 1966 K GT, 10/65 SAN JOSE

Yes, but as Jim noted like the shift rods, a dunk in phosphate will give the case a more correct appearance.
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Re: Toploader paint
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2017, 08:10:57 AM »
thank you