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Post by johnque » 14 Aug 2019, 18:50

My rear brakes need some work. I figure while I'm there I can take the opportunity to restore the various metal components. There seems to be good sources on body part colors/finishes, there does't seem to be much on individual metal part color/finishes. Some parts are "natural", some are phosphate and oil, etc.

While I am not going for concours on my daily driver, just for fun I figured I would think about an extra step beyond a bath in evapo-rust for the drum and parts. Any consolidated info out there? Are Mustang concours sites reliable for Cougars?

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Post by pellets4fuel » 15 Aug 2019, 06:17

The Concours Mustang site has a a lot of info on it as to colors, finishes and the best ways to achieve them. Most are applicable to our Cougars. http://www.concoursmustang.com/forum/in ... #msg126203 Here is one such on brake drums if that's what your after. With any of the detailing of parts the fun is in keeping them looking that way on a 'driver' car.
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Post by johnque » 15 Aug 2019, 07:45

Good point David on the keeping them like that while driving them! May not be worth the hassle, especially on these type of hidden parts. Thanks for the link!
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Post by pellets4fuel » 17 Aug 2019, 06:26

Just so you know I wasn't saying not to do anything, but just to keep in mind what you do for your driver vrs someone else's 'trailer queen'
There is a good cast grey paint (VHT brand I think?) that looks nice on rear brake drums. The brush on version holds up better than the rattle can version from what I've read. Time will tell as I have it on my rears and front discs (unmachined areas)
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Post by 67427GT500 » 05 Oct 2019, 23:51

If you want to duplicate many of the bare metal finishes without leaving the metal bare look no further than Eastwood products. I used them on many components that were glass beaded.

https://www.eastwood.com/welders/mig-we ... pAQAvD_BwE
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Post by jcbingcougar » 06 Oct 2019, 07:41

67427GT500 wrote:
05 Oct 2019, 23:51
If you want to duplicate many of the bare metal finishes without leaving the metal bare look no further than Eastwood products. I used them on many components that were glass beaded.

https://www.eastwood.com/welders/mig-we ... pAQAvD_BwE
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I agree that Eastwood products look great in the engine compartment although I would term them more as an approximation of the original finish rather than a duplication. You can certainly tell that the finish is painted and in almost all cases, a slightly different color than it would have been originally.
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Post by 67427GT500 » 06 Oct 2019, 12:34

I would completely agree. However, he OP didn't mention concours. I spent a small fortune in plating of various types. Because I have a large collection of firearms I can do finishes like parkerizing and phosphating at home. The paint finishes also hold up much better than the factory on most items.
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