R: [ROVERNET - UK] Outer sills - Black but which black?

Brooks restore at nbnet.nb.ca
Tue Nov 21 18:44:56 GMT 2006


Those aluminum pieces were not on mine when the car was new...however the 
trim paint line...gold if I recall was indeed there. The black paint was not 
a brilliant shine...however there was some gloss...probally the same as you 
are thinking as well.I know they did not have any of what we today would 
call rock or chipguard applied beneath the paint ...it was a smooth finish.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Glen Wilson" <rovercar at comcast.net>
To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
Sent: Tuesday, November 21, 2006 2:01 PM
Subject: Re: R: [ROVERNET - UK] Outer sills - Black but which black?


> On the Federal 3500S that we got in North America, the paint on the sills 
> was a satin finish that was pretty similar to the black finish used in the 
> engine compartment area. The bottoms of the front fenders were not 
> actually painted black. In fact, the black area on the front fender was a 
> small bit of sheet aluminum cladding that was riveted to the fender. I 
> always wondered why they didn't just paint that area. I assume that this 
> had something to do with the fact that the body panels were all painted 
> prior to assembly. Adding the black aluminum pieces amounted to just one 
> more assembly operation. Maybe the painting had to be done by union labor 
> or something. Maybe they reasoned that the added aluminum cladding added a 
> bit of protection from flying stones.
>
> Anyway, in the USA, these aluminum pieces are often left off when the car 
> is repainted. This and along with the absence of the coachline down the 
> side of the body are typically indications that the car has been 
> repainted.
>
> Anyone else have thoughts on these added bits on the bottoms of the 
> fenders?
>
> Glen
>
>
> pjemail at aol.com wrote:
>> Dear Gianluca,
>>
>> When you have black  outer siills they, and bottom of the front wings, 
>> were painted in satin black at the factory, as you can see from the 
>> information contained in the official parts catalogues. On series II 
>> cars, when they had a brown vinyl roof, the outer sills and bottom of the 
>> front wings were in satin brown.
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Pierre Janusz
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: gianluca.ruotolo at enel.it
>> To: rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com
>> Sent: Tue, 21 Nov 2006 3.12PM
>> Subject: R: [ROVERNET - UK] Outer sills - Black but which black?
>>
>> Dear friends,
>>
>>        hope everything well.
>>
>> My restoration is going on, pieces were sprayed so in the next weekends
>> I'll mount them.
>>
>> About the outer sills, please I need an information.
>>
>> As you know I'm speaking about the black pieces you see under the doors,
>> and also about the low part of the front wings : this long lower belt is
>> black, but which kind of black?
>>
>> Here in Italy I've seen polished and bright ones, but also black opaque
>> ones which were re- painted in this way .
>>
>> Which is the right colour?
>>
>> Then, another thing.
>>
>> This pieces, to improve theyr resistance, are often treated with
>> dinitrol, or other wrinkled paints, called by us "antirombo".
>>
>> What about your ones? Are they wrinkled or do they have a smooth
>> surface?
>>
>> In some cases they' re wrinkled, and then, later, they' re repainted
>> with a polished black paint.
>>
>> Please let me know your opinion.
>>
>> Thanks for your informations.
>>
>>
>> Best regards, hear you soon, Gianluca.
>>
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