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    I plan on detailing the underside of our car this winter to compliment the work I did on the front suspension back in March. I have just a few spots where the paint has worn thin on the floor pans -- other than that, it is in great shape. Granted, it'll never look as good as Preston's car from underneath, but I would like it to be better than it is. Any idea what color was shot on the underbody? It almost looks like the black basecoat applied real light without a clear topcoat -- sort of a grayish black. I can't be the first to do this so someone please tell me what to use.

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    i truely think that they didnt' really "finish" the black cars. I think that gray is the primer

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    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
    i truely think that they didnt' really "finish" the black cars. I think that gray is the primer

    That would certainly explain why it looks more gray than black to me. I think there is a gray Krylon primer that may be close in color.

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    you ever notice the firewall? it's like spotted black/primer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
    you ever notice the firewall? it's like spotted black/primer.

    I always thought it was funny that the underside of the hood is black, glossy and flawless... while the strut towers, radiator support and firewall are only half ass painted. If the engine ever has to come out, I am going to remedy this as well.

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    another thing i'm kicking myself for not doing when I had that engine work done. If only it happened in the fall!!!!

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