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underhood paint what color? by vette7584
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what color underhood paint best matches factory black? what does everyone use?
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The underside of the hood, or the inner fenders?
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http://paintref.com/cgi-bin...play.cgi?model=Fiero

You could find the paint code in the options tag under the hood or with a VIN number decoder, if your car was originally black

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maybe my post was a little misleading. all fiero hoods underneath are painted, I believe the same color. but what color best matches it? this is the front "trunk" hood, and back "engine" hood. it looks like a black color, but not sure what company makes a color that best matches it
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I may be wrong here but I believe that is an unfinished gel-coat top coating.

It can be replicated in paint by taking a piece to your local automotive paint supply store, have them photograph the color and custom mix it.
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Originally posted by Thunderstruck GT:

It can be replicated in paint by taking a piece to your local automotive paint supply store, have them photograph the color and custom mix it.


Thats what I did with our 86 2m4, came up with quite a lot more than black, even blues and metallic in it, but it does match.
Visibly for the most part they are a dark blueish maybe even greenish gray, compare them to the fenderwells, those are black.
I still have the can, I can see if they printed the mix on it, cant remember.

But i am also not sure all years were the same exact color on the underside of the lids.
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Originally posted by 2.5:

But i am also not sure all years were the same exact color on the underside of the lids.


I've noticed that too. Some are lighter than others.

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I use the following on all my builds:




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Here is the paint they mixed that matched our 86 2m4, it actually does have a code.
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Mine were not black, although I did them over in semi gloss black. They were very dark, almost black, but gray. They could have been faded, but definitely NOT black to me.
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Nothing personal guys but I would never paint an engine compartment Black, not that I am against the color or anything but putting a dark color like black makes finding a leak would be a nightmare with a black interior color. Sorry forget what I said, I am not a fan of Black cars, they are to dam hot in the summer, ever try to sit on a black car that has been sitting in the sun in a parking lot for an hour or more? Or try to keep a black car clean and stay that way.

most cars are painted under the hoods in the Fiero's case the same color as the car, it's just the way they made them at the factory. If I am wrong and anyone knows for sure that they weren't the same color I am sure they will correct me.

Best color for an engine compartment to see what going on is white. oil leaks are easily visible because, hey its white, same with trany fluid and brake fluid as well as antifreeze and any other fluid is more visible on a white engine compartment or hood.

Now the frame rails and other parts that are not body parts are usually black, think the colors of any vehicle ever made, in the Fiero there are a lot of parts that are just plastic, and flat black under the front hood.

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Originally posted by 84fiero123:

most cars are painted under the hoods in the Fiero's case the same color as the car, it's just the way they made them at the factory. If I am wrong and anyone knows for sure that they weren't the same color I am sure they will correct me.



Corrected....Not so on the Fiero. The underside of both the trunk lid and front hood are a dark dark grey to black type color, but definitely not the same color as the rest of the Fiero.

Also I can understand what your saying about white for visibility of issues, but it would be a pain to keep clean...especially since the under paint is typically done in a flat paint.

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Originally posted by rogergarrison:

Mine were not black, although I did them over in semi gloss black. They were very dark, almost black, but gray. They could have been faded, but definitely NOT black to me.


On my 87 GT the underside of the front hood is matte/satin black while the underside of the decklid looks to be out-of-the-mold dark grey gelcoat.
I got this car when it was 2-years old, so I'd assume that's how it came from the factory (no evidence of front end hit).

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Mine are black now looks cleaner.
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I can't remember which build thread but one guy on here painted the front compartment with a can of laquer made by Rustoleum. I assume you could do the under the hood the same way. I'm pretty sure it was a satin finish. What he sprayed with the paint looked really good in the pics. I did find the build thread. It's on page 2 of General Chat named JohnWPB 1986 GT Fastback worklog about 3/4 down the first page. He only showed the front compartment but he posted a pic of the spray can.

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I use Rustoleum or Krylon BBQ black. It works for just about anything and looks good, holds up well even to heat.
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The under hood color is the same charcoal grey (dark grey) as the interior. Same as the top of the grey dash or radio surround.
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