Someone on the list recently forwarded a PPG color code for the windshield
pillars. Was that you, George?
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of MIKE MACLEAN
Sent: Thursday, September 24, 1998 3:12 PM
To: Daniel Thompson
Subject: Re: need to know before painting
I just went through this with the restoration shop about the
in the wheel wells. Before I had the car dipped, we carefully checked out
much undercoating was there. I also interviewed a few Gold Level Bugeye
winners and all seem to agree with what we found. In the front wheel well
undercoating was spayed on the vertical footwell panel only, with a little
overspray and the rear arch was covered most of it's entire length. The
coating was fairly thick and bumpy. It was coated BEFORE painting the same
color as the rest of the tub. Your windshield pillars should have rounded
corners at the top and they were actually painted a silver color, not
to the wheels. If you look in the inside of the pillar where the windshield
has covered it you may find some of the original color for a match.
this paint didn't last too long as most of these pillars look like a matte
aluminum color or have been polished by POs that think this looks better.
Daniel Thompson wrote:
> Those of you who don't care about originality please hit the delete key!
> I am about to paint the bugeye and need to know two things:
> The front and back wheel wells had thick, gloopy undercoating (anti-stone
> chip stuff) sprayed on them before painting with final coat. Where was
> stuff sprayed? Was it only on the back panel of the front and rear wheel
> wells or was it "all the way around"? did they spray some up into the top
> surface of both wheel wells?
> Second, these crazy windshield pillars. I have two sets: one that has
> rounded and soft corners and one that has more "squared off" corners on it
> (I'm talking about the upper part of the pillar here). My understanding is
> that the one with the more square corners is the very early type and the
> softer one is the later, more common type. One thing is for sure, they are
> different! Clarification?