I am currently in the process of restoring my Mk2 Cooper S and its come to painting the Fuel tanks now I have the conundrum of picking gloss or satin black, what are your thoughts, presumably satin would look more in keeping with the original factory finish?
I was thinking what ever I choose would also be used for the sub frames and the number plate back plates?
All thoughts welcome!
I was thinking, what ever I choose would also be used for the sub frames.............
Oh no !
Don't paint the sub frames black.
It's dark under there.
If you can get down to good bare metal, have the rear one hot dip galvanised.
Alluminium paint is is good, as it is thin and runny and gets into cracks and corners and is a light colour for being able to see what's happening and actually doesn't look too wrong.
For many years I have painted mine white, and the engine bay. It makes working on things easier, especially finding something that drops.