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    Powder coating 1947 Chevrolet trunk latch

     



    Is it a good idea to powder coat a 1947 Chevrolet trunk latch or will it impede the operation of the mechanism? Should I add a few dabs of grease to aid in the movement of the mechanism?

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    Quote Originally Posted by clover47 View Post
    Is it a good idea to powder coat a 1947 Chevrolet trunk latch or will it impede the operation of the mechanism? Should I add a few dabs of grease to aid in the movement of the mechanism?

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    This may be of interest for you. Coat the whole part with this. Please read the features, and you will see what I mean.

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    If it's hidden inside the trunk, no one will see it, as exposed. Just the grease will make it work nicely, and no worries about the paint getting in the way of movement.
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    That's a nice looking Chevy sedan, and a great color choice! The trunk latch is protected from the weather, so like you say a few dabs of grease at the friction points would be a good idea, IMO.
    If you do choose to powder coat for appearance I would think you need to disassemble the latch assembly first, which looks like it would be a chore with those rivets. I'd be more inclined to give it a light coat of primer, then a couple of thin coats of color followed by the selective greasing. For the inside of the trunk rattle cans might be the ticket if it's just a basic color.
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