Which paint to use for sockets

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2014: Which paint to use for sockets
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Gould on Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 10:45 am:

I have the top sockets primed and need to select the right color black to paint them. I am thinking the same black I will use to paint the fenders. I have a 1912 roadster. I like the idea of painting the body blue and the fenders black, so the black for the sockets should also work well with the blue I choose for the body. I live in California, so some of the paints others have used are not available to me.
I'd really appreciate any suggestions as I need to paint the sockets for the fellow doing my top.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jack Putnam on Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 10:55 am:

Fender color should be a good choice.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Larry Smith on Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 11:41 am:

Go for the gloss black Richard.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Keith Townsend ; ^ ) Gresham, Orygun on Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 03:39 pm:

Richard-
I powdercoat my top sockets. That way the paint doesn't chip when they are clacked together putting the top up and down.

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Larry Smith on Friday, May 23, 2014 - 11:52 am:

Come on Keith, even powder coat paint chips!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Gould on Friday, May 23, 2014 - 12:34 pm:

There are many blacks available. What do you recommend considering it will also be used for the fenders and a midnight blue body? Living in California I am somewhat restricted. EG no lacquer. I am thinking a single stage urethane would be easiest to use, but still need to know which black I should ask for. I have used PPGs products before but never a finish paint.
In the past I heard folks rave about Centari Pitch Black acrylic enamel, but it looks like it has been discontinued. Besides I hear enamel is hard to work with because you get only one bite at the apple. No going over mistakes. Please help if you have any input. Thank you.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Art Wilson on Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 01:19 am:

Richard,
Check out TCP global on the web and look under "Restoration shop". Lots of selection of different types of paint, and at lower prices than the name brands which they also sell. I have not used this brand yet but I have heard good reports about it. TCP global is located in San Diego but may have stores elsewhere. (tcpglobal.com).
I have used the PPG black urethane. It is very black, no brown tint. The urethane can be wet sanded and polished to a high luster. I like it.
It is best to use black primer also so when the top sockets get scratched, the primer does not show as bad.


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