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d_hache

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Another restoration question (Brake Booster)
« on: May 11, 2021, 12:43:28 PM »
Hey guys another restoration question.
I wanted to repaint my brake booster.
The brake booster should be which color?  (Black, metal color or that light gold color)
My car is an 1980. 
I am asking because is see allot of combinations out there.
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roadking77

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Re: Another restoration question (Brake Booster)
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2021, 02:47:16 PM »
Im not sure of the 80's but 1979 booster should be gold cadmium plated. May be the same for 1980. I think the '81 used a different style altogether. The master cylinder should be painted black.  Eastwood used to sell a gold cad plating type paint that was close, I just painted my wiper motor which I think was originally the same as the booster. I lightly dusted gold over the bare silver, it turned out ok, not as close as my booster but good enough I think.
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5th T/A

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Re: Another restoration question (Brake Booster)
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2021, 05:13:33 PM »
I drive a low mileage unrestored 1980. The booster is gold cadmium, the master cylinder is black, I think semigloss. Hard to be sure with 41 year old paint. I believe my car was assembled in late august of 1979, Norwood Ohio.
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d_hache

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Re: Another restoration question (Brake Booster)
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2021, 06:05:50 AM »
Great thanks for the info guys! Not that I am trying to build a 100% correct car or a concourse car but i link things to be correct as much as possible. Thanks again

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Re: Another restoration question (Brake Booster)
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2021, 06:21:52 AM »
My '79 booster is black cadmium plated, original, unrestored.

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Re: Another restoration question (Brake Booster)
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2021, 06:28:40 AM »
The plot thickens,  I wonder if assembly plant had anything to do with the difference. Also, may be the part suppliers. Interesting.
Funny thing is I could have sworn the booster on my 79 tata was black cadmium plated but I just figured someone painted it over its lifetime. My car was far from original when I got it. The restoration shop replated with gold cad which is what all of the others that I have seen are. Just for info my 79 is March, 79 build Norwood.
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Re: Another restoration question (Brake Booster)
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2021, 07:37:27 AM »
1981 Van Nuys mine is Gold Cadmium.

Re: Another restoration question (Brake Booster)
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2021, 07:37:27 AM »
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