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 Post subject: Inner Fender Finish
 Post Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 11:23 am 
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Flat, satin, semi gloss or gloss. Mine have been painted a few times. I have them out and wanted to repaint them correctly.

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 Post subject: Re: Inner Fender Finish
 Post Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 1:35 pm 
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The inner fenders are not painted from the factory. Just raw plastic. That being said, I think a semi-gloss (70 to 80%) would look great and match what others think "underhood black" should look like. Just my opinion, though :)

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 Post subject: Re: Inner Fender Finish
 Post Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 8:11 pm 
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i blasted mine and sprayed them sem hot rod black,just the rite amount of sheen.

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 Post subject: Re: Inner Fender Finish
 Post Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 11:38 am 
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I didn't paint mine, just cleaned them up. They look brand new...

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 Post subject: Re: Inner Fender Finish
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I'll probably paint mine, but haven't had the front clip apart... when we put the car back together we put the clip on as a complete unit.

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 Post subject: Re: Inner Fender Finish
 Post Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 5:02 pm 
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SEM Landau Black.

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 Post subject: Re: Inner Fender Finish
 Post Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:25 am 
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[quote="200KSS"]SEM Landau Black.[/quote]


I dont know if youve used this on yours but I did mine with this about 5 years ago. Never got the car running. My buddy liked the look and used the SEM under the hood of his Corvette. A month later he has blisters in the paint. I called SEMs customer support and one of their techs told me it should not be used under the hood because it wont stand up to the heat of the engine. Its made specifically for interiors.

Considering the location of the headers, I stripped the SEM Color Coat off and resprayed them with SEM Hot Rod Black. Its a 2K paint thats about an 80% gloss. I figured it would be easier to do since they werent in the car already.

FYI, if you want to strip the layers of paint off without messing up the plastic, Pep Boys sells an aerosol stripper for flexible plastic. Ive used it on interior parts and a couple of radiator shrouds. It works well.


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 Post subject: Re: Inner Fender Finish
 Post Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:26 pm 
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Yes, I've used SEM Landau Black on the plastic inner fenders of 3 G-bodies now, 2 of which have headers, and have not had any issues with the paint bubbling due to heat.

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