Eastwood Brake Gray

With the radiator support complete, attention was focused on other front-end parts such as the steering box, master cylinder, and heater box. The steering box and master cylinder each received two coats of Eastwood’s Brake Gray. This coating claims “excellent” corrosion and brake fluid resistance. The color is good as the shade of gray appears to be somewhere between cast aluminum and cast iron. The coating contains particles of 316L stainless steel. The price is not cheap at $20 a can and of course Eastwood gouges it’s customers on shipping. For a single aerosol can the shipping is about $10. Needless to say this better work.

The final project of the day was to mask and paint the heater box. The area was scuffed with a red scotchbrite pad and then wiped down with wax and grease remover. Next a coat of Crest’s Hi-Build Flexible Primer Surfacer was applied to the heater box. After the primer was allowed to dry three caots of U-Pol’s flat black was applied. Next week the blower motor will be painted with a higher gloss finish than the rest. After some drying time the tape on the firewall was removed. The flat black on the heater box breaks up some of the semi-gloss over the rest of the firewall nicely.

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