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#129508 - 09/29/08 12:02 PM Argent Silver Spray Paint correct for 72+ Cuda Grill?
Tom_440 Offline


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Loc: Las Vegas, NV
Anyone have experience with the Argent Silver sold by Totally Auto?

http://www.totallyautoinc.com/paints.html

Does it look somewhat correct? I'm thinking of using it on my "driver" as I have a crack I need to repair...

Any opinions appreciated!

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#129509 - 09/30/08 05:14 AM Re: Argent Silver Spray Paint correct for 72+ Cuda Grill? [Re: Tom_440]
N9671X2 Offline
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Their dark argent is a very good match, I have used it on several 72-74 grills

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#129510 - 09/30/08 06:29 AM Re: Argent Silver Spray Paint correct for 72+ Cuda Grill? [Re: N9671X2]
cudabitten Offline
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What about the lower part and the bumper filler? They look plain gray to me. I'm re-doing a 74 never been painted.

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#129511 - 09/30/08 06:32 AM Re: Argent Silver Spray Paint correct for 72+ Cuda Grill? [Re: cudabitten]
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Sorry tom 440 I didn't mean to change the subject.

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#129512 - 10/01/08 04:56 AM Re: Argent Silver Spray Paint correct for 72+ Cuda Grill? [Re: N9671X2]
Gavin Offline
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Their dark argent is a very good match, I have used it on several 72-74 grills




Did it spray on OK? I've heard of people using larger nozzles to help prevent clogging - what was your experience?
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#129513 - 10/01/08 05:44 AM Re: Argent Silver Spray Paint correct for 72+ Cuda Grill? [Re: Gavin]
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Their dark argent is a very good match, I have used it on several 72-74 grills




Did it spray on OK? I've heard of people using larger nozzles to help prevent clogging - what was your experience?




It has always sprayed fine for me. I would say the color is right on, but would also say the metal flake in it is a little smaller than the original. I painted the lower insert the same, which I know isn't correct, they were as cast grey plastic. I did the bumper filers in Krylon Fusion grey paint. Correct, no, but looked alot better than the faded originals.

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#129514 - 10/02/08 07:13 AM Re: Argent Silver Spray Paint correct for 72+ Cuda Grill? [Re: N9671X2]
cudablues Offline
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Tailpanel looks good.What did you use to paint it?

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#129515 - 10/02/08 01:29 PM Re: Argent Silver Spray Paint correct for 72+ Cuda Grill? [Re: cudablues]
N9671X2 Offline
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Krylon textured black from Lowes. It did look good, laid down very nicely. It was indistinguishable from Totally Auto's organasol for about 20 percent of the cost

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#129516 - 10/12/08 07:22 PM Re: Argent Silver Spray Paint correct for 72+ Cuda Grill? [Re: N9671X2]
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hi used argent silver form total auto spayed nice looks grate
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#129517 - 10/12/08 07:48 PM Re: Argent Silver Spray Paint correct for 72+ Cuda Gril [Re: 1969gtx]
biginchmotor Offline
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N9671x2...nice Cuda, what color is that? More pics please, John.
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#129518 - 10/12/08 09:22 PM Re: Argent Silver Spray Paint correct for 72+ Cuda Gril [Re: biginchmotor]
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I like to use the light argent from Penstar. My trick is to do it either in direct sunlight or heat the grill up to help it spray a little "dry". Use multiple light coats and keep a farther than average distance when spraying.
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#129519 - 10/13/08 05:34 AM Re: Argent Silver Spray Paint correct for 72+ Cuda Gril [Re: biginchmotor]
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N9671x2...nice Cuda, what color is that? More pics please, John.




It was a low mileage, no rust, numbers 360 4 speed car I did a day 2 type of restoration on a couple years ago. The guy I bought it from bought it in 75 from his brother when he was 14. He drove it very little, saw very little use in the last 20 plus years. Very early 80s he put w2 heads and 4.30 gears in it, which the car still has.

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#129520 - 10/13/08 05:37 AM Re: Argent Silver Spray Paint correct for 72+ Cuda Gril [Re: N9671X2]
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#129521 - 10/13/08 05:39 AM Re: Argent Silver Spray Paint correct for 72+ Cuda Gril [Re: N9671X2]
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#129522 - 10/13/08 09:37 AM Re: Argent Silver Spray Paint correct for 72+ Cuda Gril [Re: N9671X2]
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Thank-you for the good info!

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#129523 - 10/13/08 04:09 PM Re: Argent Silver Spray Paint correct for 72+ Cuda Gril [Re: Tom_440]
biginchmotor Offline
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Thanks for posting the pictures of your car, very nice ride you have there. Is that a Plymouth color? I like that red with the white stripe, John.
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#129524 - 10/13/08 06:30 PM Re: Argent Silver Spray Paint correct for 72+ Cuda Gril [Re: biginchmotor]
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Car was repainted its original fe5 rallye red. White did set it off very nicely.

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