Correct paint colour for 1960 oil canister

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ScottBerry
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Correct paint colour for 1960 oil canister

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Hoping for identification of my oil can and correct paint colours. The oil canister is for a 1960 356b t5 1600 normal Built late 59. I believe it is an H filter due to dimples on the bottom and the top lid edges are angled inwards - not a 90 degree edge. I believe the canister should be painted semi-gloss black and the top lid silver -but not sure and not sure of the type of silver and whether it is gloss/semi gloss etc. . Any help and confirmation would be appreciated. Note - the rubber hose through the lid is just scrap material to hold the lid for painting
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Re: Correct paint colour for 1960 oil canister

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ScottBerry wrote: Wed Nov 30, 2022 11:56 amThe oil canister is for a 1960 356b t5 1600 normal Built late 59. I believe it is an H filter due to dimples on the bottom and the top lid edges are angled inwards - not a 90 degree edge.
I believe the canister should be painted semi-gloss black and the top lid silver...
Scott, the canister housing should not be black.

H-Filter canisters in the late A, early B period were usually all-silver, including the lid, although some lids might have been black.
Period photos, road tests and the early B workshop manual show all-silver H-Filter canisters.

Here's an original, unrestored example...
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Re: Correct paint colour for 1960 oil canister

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Thank you very much for the confirmation and the great visual. Are there any recommendations on the type of silver paint to use that is a good match?
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Re: Correct paint colour for 1960 oil canister

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Hi Scott ,
FWIW our early B Roadster built in '59 came with a fram and black top .
This is the original engine before being rebuilt in 2010--

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Brett - great picture. Thanks
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Re: Correct paint colour for 1960 oil canister

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Lots of old discussion about the silver color Scott. Here is one: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=45114&hilit=wheel+color
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