Hood latch assembly

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    70lt1z28 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Good idea. When you make one part too good, it really stands out. Better to strip it down and just put a good rust preventative like Fluid Film, Sharkhide or Boeshield on it.
     
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    Lacquer thinner didn’t work. Trying aircraft paint stripper. Don’t want to use abrasives or it will take any original finish with it...
     
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    8246D571-5AE3-43AE-9E4E-4A1C038E432B.jpeg 23D82AE6-D36A-401B-936A-BAFB326C85DA.jpeg 8B921E14-C455-47AE-957E-8219633A81B4.jpeg I have to say it would have been a lot easier to throw this in the blasting cabinet and take it down to bare metal in no time. But after many applications of paint stripper and avoiding the use of any type of abrasive or sanding material, there is plenty of original zinc phosphate on there complete with patina.

    For my purposes now, when I am not completely restoring the engine bay, this is perfect. I’m going to remove the lower section as well as the male portion of the hood release and strip them as well.
     
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    Looks pretty good for sure.
     
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    Why do people spray bomb black? Seriously if your not going to refinish don’t bother...still need finishing with lacquer thinner and .00 steel wool
     
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    1C4548B7-4AFD-46E4-B7ED-9BC0D3DD03EB.jpeg Wiped down engine bay. Looped Heater hoses so can run but gaping hole in firewall. Need those heater parts...
     
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    98212ADF-80BB-4834-9B52-831487343DB2.jpeg Clearly the vertical support is not zinc phosphate coated. That is bare metal and I need to paint it.

    What black do you guys use for engine bay supports like this? There are a lot of semi-gloss blacks out there. I use rustoleum 7777 semi gloss for Fords but think it’s a little to glossy for GMs.
     
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    Depends on how deep you want to get into it.
    For spray bomb I use a Krylon semi flat 1613 from the industrial products line of Krylon paint. This is different from the Krylon paint you get at the local hardware store.

    Otherwise if you want to go full bore with a spray gun then I would recommend PPG Delfleet Essential with a activator and hardener with the DX10 flattener to 30% gloss. That’s my current favorite but there a many different chassis blacks. 30% gloss is what you are looking for
     
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    For that one bracket spray bomb will be fine. I’ll either go Krylon or the Rustoleum 7777. I read other threads on here that have used as well.

    Also the male latch assembly is not zinc phosphate either. Looks like remnants of black phosphate. I am leaving it as is for now.
     
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    C731F93F-2632-480B-B301-7AB5ECB9A77C.jpeg Also what type of fastener holds the top of bracket through the grille hole? My top square, pictured here, had a modified white plastic license plate nut and Phillips screw.
     

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