Heater box restoration color

Posted by: gregok

Heater box restoration color - 03/08/18 09:39 PM

My e body heater box looks a little tired color wise and wondered how you guys refreshed yours?
Posted by: ScottSmith_Harms

Re: Heater box restoration color - 03/08/18 09:48 PM

If it has never been painted try wiping it down with a good coating of soft car wax and hand buff it. Also, you can just Spray Lemon Pledge on for a quick spiff up. It works very well!
Posted by: gregok

Re: Heater box restoration color - 03/09/18 11:21 AM

Will try that and thanks! Another question- what color is the heater blower housing? Gloss black maybe?
Posted by: Morty426

Re: Heater box restoration color - 03/09/18 12:38 PM

Originally Posted By gregok
Will try that and thanks! Another question- what color is the heater blower housing? Gloss black maybe?


AC - It's painted gloss black
Non/AC - it's plated, clear zinc
Posted by: gregok

Re: Heater box restoration color - 03/09/18 12:43 PM

Okay thanks, mine is non air car.
Posted by: burdar

Re: Heater box restoration color - 03/09/18 01:11 PM

In 73, the factory started using black painted blower motors on non A/C E-bodies. twocents
Posted by: ScottSmith_Harms

Re: Heater box restoration color - 03/09/18 02:19 PM

FYI, I was refering to the plastic heater box HOUSING not the blower motor.
Posted by: Morty426

Re: Heater box restoration color - 03/09/18 03:16 PM

Originally Posted By burdar
In 73, the factory started using black painted blower motors on non A/C E-bodies. twocents


Yes. Sorry about that. They started painting them in 73 I think
Posted by: 76orangewagon

Re: Heater box restoration color - 03/09/18 05:05 PM

I just restored my 71 Cuda heater box, Stephan @ SF restorations rebuilt and refinished my blower motor and I just cleaned my housing with Dawn soap and water. I hope these pictures help
Posted by: gregok

Re: Heater box restoration color - 03/10/18 07:47 PM

I gotcha!
Posted by: gregok

Re: Heater box restoration color - 03/10/18 07:48 PM

These photos help a lot, thanks!