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'70-'71 V6 Air Cleaner Color

Discussion in 'Early Jeep Restoration and Research' started by Bob, Jan 2, 2024.

  1. Jan 2, 2024
    Bob

    Bob Member

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    In regard to the original color of the '70-'71 V6 paper element air cleaner housing, was it more of a glossy black or flat black?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Jan 2, 2024
    dnb71R2

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    I think mine had original paint when I bought it ~20 years ago. I paint practically all black stuff with semi-gloss or satin. I don't know if that's period correct, however.
    ...watching closely...
    :watch:
     
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    homersdog

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    The air cleaner on my 71 was originally a glossy black. I repainted it a few years ago, but the original was glossy black.
     
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    Bob

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    Yeah, I was thinking of doing a semi-gloss, but wasn't sure what the original shade was. Mine is so faded and scratched, it's hard to tell.
     
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    dnb71R2

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    Gloss paint requires a smooth surface, or it will accent all the imperfections in the sheet metal.
    Semi-gloss is not so 'picky'.
     
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    Rubicloak

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    Beach66Bum

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    Bob

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    Fireball

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    You should see the rest of the Jeep. That thing is amazing.
     
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