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Old 04-15-2018, 09:47 PM   #1  
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Does anyone have an idea what the frame color is for a 2007 base car. It is a steel frame and appears to be a very dark olive drab green when viewed under a bright LED light, it is not black. The frame has some scratches and assembly scars and is still attached to the body. Has anyone had any experience with spot painting a steel frame? Thanks!
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Why would you want to detail the frame that no one can see.?
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I've used semi-flat black on my 08 frame and it seems to match

very well.

Semi-gloss / Semi Flat?
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Why would you want to detail the frame that no one can see.?
I polish the aluminum suspension front and rear and no one cane see them, but I know they are polished. Retired and I have the time and energy.
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I polish the aluminum suspension front and rear and no one cane see them, but I know they are polished. Retired and I have the time and energy.
I know how much time it takes to polish the suspension and I commend you. When I did mine I started with a #40 flap wheel to remove the casting flashing, then went to #80 flap wheel, #320 3" air sanding disk, #400, #600, 1000, #1200, 2000, #2500, #3000. After that put everything on the buffing wheel. Took about 200 hours but it looks like chrome now. I re-polish every year and reseal to keep it fresh looking.

The car is a show car but still driven on weekends and to shows. I would like to tweak the frame paint but don't know the exact color. The best I can tell it is a very dark olive drab which I may need to custom mix using trial and error till I get it right.
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I know how much time it takes to polish the suspension and I commend you. When I did mine I started with a #40 flap wheel to remove the casting flashing, then went to #80 flap wheel, #320 3" air sanding disk, #400, #600, 1000, #1200, 2000, #2500, #3000. After that put everything on the buffing wheel. Took about 200 hours but it looks like chrome now. I re-polish every year and reseal to keep it fresh looking.

The car is a show car but still driven on weekends and to shows. I would like to tweak the frame paint but don't know the exact color. The best I can tell it is a very dark olive drab which I may need to custom mix using trial and error till I get it right.
Maybe scrape a couple of flakes off and got to a auto paint store and they can scan it and you might get lucky for a match.
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I polish the aluminum suspension front and rear and no one cane see them, but I know they are polished. Retired and I have the time and energy.
, And you drive in the rain...
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Unfortunately sometimes I must.
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