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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:28 pm 
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Hello all,
Anyone can help.......
What was the factory colour of the primer on a 55 Pre A?
as i would like to get it right from start and prime the car with the correct Glasurit primer colour.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:39 am 
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On my 53 I seem to remember lots of red oxide primer under the paint.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:57 am 
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The red oxide primer was definitely used under the Lechler Nitrolack metallic colors, and probably all the Nitrolack colors. In 1954, Reutter switched the solid colors to enamel; metallics remained Nitrolack. At least some of the enamel colors of 1955 had a grey primer.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:09 am 
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Hello, Where I was 99.99% sure that I was looking at the original undercoat on my Azure Blue '55 I'd say it was light grey, that sort of 'dovey grey' that has a hint of blue, but this could be the light, colour bleed or just my colour perception. Not exactly a definitive answer but I hope it is of some help.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:55 am 
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Thanks for the confirmation on the light grey primer Vincent. Did you door hinge cover come with a "Kunstharzlack" tag, or only just the Reutter chassis number tag? Curious when Reutter started adding these for cars painted with enamel.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:12 pm 
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Thanks Guys,
Super as always.
My 55 was originally Turkish Red so it was a solid colour and there was only the Reutter Chassis Number tag so no Lack
It must be Light Gray.
Will get some From Glasurit.
Thanks again for your support
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:51 am 
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Hello James, mine also only had the Chassis number plate.
After all your answers to my questions I'm delighted to be able to help & I have no doubt there will be many more as I put KCT back together, as it's been years since it came apart, with only some of the dismantling carried out by myself with all the necessary photos and notes.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:11 am 
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If you want to color match the primer color for 356 A, and also later models, locate a pair or original hood hinges or check your hood hinges with the hood removed and note that they are painted with gray as well as a small area of body color of the car.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:07 pm 
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Bought some gray Glasurit primer.

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