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Old 07-26-2007, 11:49 AM
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The original hood insulation was colored tan to black. They eliminated it sometime in 1960. From that point on, they just used dabs of caulking between the two layers of the hood to prevent vibration.

The hood insulation was painted in the factory, when they painted the hood. They did not mask it off. Depending on the color, there was some soak through the insulation, so on some cars, especially with lighter colors, it looks like the insulation was unpainted. Darker colors tended to discolor the insulation.
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Alexander:

I know that my trunk was never repainted, so the painted insulation in my trunk should be from the factory.

So, what would be your call if you were me?

Spray paint the hood insulation, or leave it alone????
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I would mask off the insulation. The second spray painting of the insulation will color it more than the original spraying.
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Alexander:

Sorry -- I'm not understanding that.

You are you saying is that you would mask the insulation and spray paint it with two coats of the black -- probably semi-gloss? Correct?
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From the photos, it looks like your car is black. You will probably see that your trunk insulation is black also, but has no gloss and has the texture of the of the original insulation. If you are repainting the inside of the trunk, mask off the insulation, and paint the metal parts the same gloss black color as the exterior. If you paint it without masking, the insulation will assume the gloss black color, which would not look right.
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I guess my original question got garbled -- my old age.

My question is not with the trunk.

My question was - should I paint the hood insulation to make it darker, or should I leave it the way it is in the photo?
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My car is WHITE with black tar paper like insulation under hood and in the trunk. I don't remember any white "overspray" on this material, but I will look again and try and get some pics....
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I guess my original question got garbled -- my old age.

My question is not with the trunk.

My question was - should I paint the hood insulation to make it darker, or should I leave it the way it is in the photo?
I would leave it the way it is. It looks neat.

If you feel compelled to do it the way they did it in the factory, I would first test out spraying black paint on a spare piece of tar paper. Put it against the hood. See if you like that look better than what you have now.
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Jon -- Thanks. I'll look forward to seeing those pics. Would be be really interesting to see. No other 60 T-Birds here.

Alexander -- Thanks also. I have too few things to be compelled about these days
-- I'll probably wait untill tbird430 posts his pics, and then do a test piece as you suggest -- good idea.

Heck -- where else in the world can grown men get excited about reproducing original hood felt and what color it should be? Life is good; and this web site great !!!!
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The original hood insulation was colored tan to black. They eliminated it sometime in 1960. From that point on, they just used dabs of caulking between the two layers of the hood to prevent vibration.
Ah. I was going to comment that my '60, original except a repaint, has no insulation, only a few dabs of caulk type stuff. Mine was fairly late production, July 26th 1960. Among the last 10,000 Squarebirds made.
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