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Old 04-08-2012, 11:00 AM   #1
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Yesterday I started restoring my CA black and yellow plates that are original to my '64 coupe. They were not bad for 48 years old but had some rust. I must say the bad boys at Folsom really know how to put on paint. I soaked the plates for an hour in stripper and it had no effect. I have some photos that I will post of the project when completed. I have scoured the internet and have not been able to determine the black that was used. I believe it was a satin black, not a gloss black. The yellow is Caterpillar yellow. Also, was the paint enamel? Any help would be appreciated.
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I used left over por15 satin black and chrome yellow on my 64
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I saw this on-line: http://www.tagdr.com/#
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I saw this on-line: http://www.tagdr.com/#
I've used him before and his work is amazing. My plates had a few dents and when I got them back they looked better than new.

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Yesterday I started restoring my CA black and yellow plates that are original to my '64 coupe. They were not bad for 48 years old but had some rust. I must say the bad boys at Folsom really know how to put on paint. I soaked the plates for an hour in stripper and it had no effect. I have some photos that I will post of the project when completed. I have scoured the internet and have not been able to determine the black that was used. I believe it was a satin black, not a gloss black. The yellow is Caterpillar yellow. Also, was the paint enamel? Any help would be appreciated.
Dave ..
Wondering what you came up for black and yellow paint for the license plate redo. Was the black paint satin, semi, or gloss?. Did you use Caterpillar yellow? .. Enamel or lacquer?
Also looking to redo my CA black and yellow plates. Any info passed on - much appreciated.
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I have a set of 63 plates and both the yellow and black are very shiney. They are not restored, and appear to have been used very little.

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I am almost done and have taken photos along the way. I plan on posting soon but to answer your questions, I used acrylic enamel paint. The black was gloss black and the yellow was 1975 Dodge School Bus Yellow.
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I am almost done and have taken photos along the way. I plan on posting soon but to answer your questions, I used acrylic enamel paint. The black was gloss black and the yellow was 1975 Dodge School Bus Yellow.
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Thanks for passing on the info. Looking forward to seeing pics of your finished black and yellow plates.
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