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So i got a little bored today and decided to go to home depot ,just walking around and wind up in the paint department when i see this ,Rustoleum hammered paint in black . I thought what the hell and bought a couple of cans . I have a set of the fold down fiberglass panels and thought i would try it out and see if it was close . I scuffed the panels with green skotch brite and sprayed a coat ,let that set up a hit it with one more coat ,i would say it is damn near a perfect match for the factory texture ,i only sprayed half the panel so i could compare .  Now i didnt prep it very well so i will have to clean it off and do a correct paint job but now i can retexture some panels i have here and make some new molds ,i even have the two smaller top strip fiberglass pieces i have been wanting to make molds for ,the pieces at the top corners of the back seat for the non fold down. I want to make a two sided press mold of these so they will be smooth on the back and textured on the front as original . 

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I noticed after it was well dried ,the color is very close ,and it is slightly metalic just like original . I never saw this paint at home depot before ,probably because they havent stocked the shelves in a couple of years ,today the shelves were fully stocked . 

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I tried to order fiberglass materials today,everything is back ordered . ISO resin ,black tooling gel coat ,catalyst ,and the price increase is down right rediculous!

I guess it will give me time to re texture some rear seat panels and those nonfold down trim pieces . Going to allow the texture paint to cure a week or so just to make sure it os dried well before i make the molds .

I made the molds for the rear fold down trim panels a few years ago and they are perfect ,i have only made a couple of sets but they turned out perfect .  

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I made this pair of rear fold down panels for my 69 ,they are a bit dusty ,i made the molds from a perfect set of original panels ,i have black gel coat on order so i can make the panels in black ,or white for different color interiors ,white can be painted to match any interior color .

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These things are so small and fragile ,i already dropped one twice! 

Sprayed the texture ,it looks like it is best to spray a light coat and then a couple of heavier coats after the first dries ,it is really glossy until it dries then is about an egg shell finish. Some how i will have to glue them to a wood block to make a mold because they are so small .

These will set a few days so the paint can cure well ,my materials are on back order so it should work out perfect .

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