Re: [Chrysler300] PAINT
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [Chrysler300] PAINT

I concur with all those stating that the core support and other areas behind 
the grille that can be seen from the exterior of the car were painted black 
over the body color (except black body color obviously).   1962 should be 
the same as 1963.  I have done a fairly careful analysis of 1963 models. 
While after 50 years (or even 20-30 years) the paint appears to be flat 
black, given the age and weather/road rash beating it gets behind the 
grille, for 1963 at least it appears the paint is actually the same 
semi-gloss black enamel that was used extensively elsewhere on underhood 
components.  There is some variation of course as to what was painted and 
perhaps by assembly line as well (for non 300 models).  I also agree that it 
was rather halfass haphardardly applied - but by brush not sprayed!  It was 
applied after the body was assembled, but before the horns, A/C 
receiver/dryer etc. were installed.  A spray gun would have oversprayed too 
many adjacent areas (i.e. the assembly line evidently did not take the time 
to mask off the car).  This, at least, is what I have found for 1963  I 
suspect there was not a lot of consistency in application or technique.

Carl Bilter

From: 'David Schwandt' finsruskw@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300]
Sent: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 6:23 AM
To: 'Steve Albu' ; 'Andy Mikonis'
Cc: cpaviper@xxxxxxxxxxx ; LUCKYL46@xxxxxxx ; 'Chrysler300'
Subject: RE: [Chrysler300] PAINT

I have parted several 60-61 Chryslers through the years, 2 of them New 
Yorkers as well as Newports to obtain various parts for our F.

All of them had the rad support blacked out. I still have several of those 
supports that clearly show the black paint over various colored original 

Were not the F’s carpeted from the factory when new?

I know the 61’s and 62’s had rubber mats and the 63’s and 63’s had a carpet 
mat’l pf sorts.

From: Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Steve Albu saforwardlook@xxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300]
Sent: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 3:26 AM
To: Andy Mikonis
Cc: cpaviper@xxxxxxxxxxx; LUCKYL46@xxxxxxx; Chrysler300
Subject: Re: [Chrysler300] PAINT

My 300F is the reference car for that model year for the 300 Club, and is an 
original 29K mile car. I bought the car from the first owner, Roland Funk, 
many years ago now. But when I received the car, Roland told me some things 
he did to make it more to his liking. First, he carpeted the trunk floor (a 
car of that stature should not have a rubber mat he reasoned, so he fixed 
it!), second, he chromed the air cleaner housings and the valve cover 
breather cap and the power steering pump cap and he painted the front face 
of the radiator support black since he said he hated seeing white behind the 
beautiful grille when he bought it. Since he was a painter at a Buick 
dealership, he knew what he was doing. So given his story at least, it 
supports that the radiator support was not painted black at the factory - at 
least on his car.

Steve Albu

On Mon, Jun 13, 2016 at 9:20 PM, Andy Mikonis r41hp@xxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300] 
<Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Hey, don't drag me into this. My car's paint is not original and the engine 
compartment was restored. My opinion is the 60-62 cars that aren't black 
should have the front of their radiator supports sloppily painted black, so 
you don't see light body color through the grille. I did paint mine black. 
Noel takes and submits dozens of pictures of 300s at our meets, but tends to 
miss mine. Probably because it's a driver and he sees it around at events 
near home fairly regularly.

On Jun 13, 2016, at 4:45 PM, cpaviper@xxxxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300] 
<Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Looking back at photos of several Meets, I'm seeing mostly body color for 
the '62 300s.

For the '60 and '61 300 cars, I'm seeing mostly fully black painted radiator 
supports. This includes one all-original Alaskan White 300F coupe from NY, 
that drove to both our Mystic and Macungie Meets. Gil Cunningham also has 
the full radiator support in his blue 300F convertible painted black - 
looking back at Chattanooga. Can't tell by my car, which has it painted 
black, but then Andy Mikonis' G coupe has it body color Alaskan White.

Noel Hastalis

F coupe


From: "LUCKYL46@xxxxxxx [Chrysler300]" <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Chrysler300" <Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, June 13, 2016 6:13:38 PM
Subject: [Chrysler300] PAINT


[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

Posted by: "Carl" <cbilter@xxxxxxxxx>

To send a message to this group, send an email to:

To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to bob@xxxxxxxxxxxxx or
go to

For list server instructions, go to

For archives go to

Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:

<*> Your email settings:
    Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
    (Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:

Home Back to the Home of the Forward Look Network Archive Sitemap