Author Topic: 1967 GT350 Radiator Tone  (Read 627 times)

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1967 GT350 Radiator Tone
« on: November 17, 2023, 03:56:15 AM »
I ve noticed the tone/hue of black varies on 67 GT 350 radiators. Iíve seen Satin, Semi-Gloss & Gloss. When
Judged concours is there a correct tone?

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Re: 1967 GT350 Radiator Tone
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2023, 04:21:09 AM »
Originally they were painted with a gloss black lacquer paint so that it would dry quickly once applied that quickly became a flatter finish from multiple heat cycles and use.
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Re: 1967 GT350 Radiator Tone
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2023, 04:37:38 AM »
Gotcha. Thanks Jeff.

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Re: 1967 GT350 Radiator Tone
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2023, 08:31:08 AM »
Originally they were painted with a gloss black lacquer paint so that it would dry quickly once applied that quickly became a flatter finish from multiple heat cycles and use.

When did they start using the special Black Paint just for Radiators?

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Re: 1967 GT350 Radiator Tone
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2023, 01:52:27 PM »
Originally they were painted with a gloss black lacquer paint so that it would dry quickly once applied that quickly became a flatter finish from multiple heat cycles and use.

When did they start using the special Black Paint just for Radiators?

Not sure what was special paint it was just lacquer.  Pretty much same stuff local radiator rebuilders were using though the years also.  The Modine and other  suppliers had used black lacquer at least back to the 40's
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Re: 1967 GT350 Radiator Tone
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2023, 01:52:57 PM »
Originally they were painted with a gloss black lacquer paint so that it would dry quickly once applied that quickly became a flatter finish from multiple heat cycles and use.

When did they start using the special Black Paint just for Radiators?

Not sure what was special paint it was just lacquer.  Pretty much same stuff local radiator rebuilders were using though the years also.  The Modine and other  suppliers had used black lacquer at least back to the 40's. This wasn't a Ford "thing"
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Re: 1967 GT350 Radiator Tone
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2023, 02:02:46 PM »
Originally they were painted with a gloss black lacquer paint so that it would dry quickly once applied that quickly became a flatter finish from multiple heat cycles and use.

When did they start using the special Black Paint just for Radiators?
i think that you are referring to the modern radiator paint that Eastwood and others sell that is supposed to have special properties allowing heat better heat transfer through the coating. Ford's suppliers used cheap lacquer as Jeff mentioned.
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