Correct Paint/Color for bumper jack....

Discussion in 'Stock Appearing' started by RedSkyV8, May 10, 2012.

  1. RedSkyV8

    RedSkyV8 Well-Known Member

    I'm new to the forum, so I hope that I am posting in the right area.

    I purchased a OE bumper jack and lug wrench for my 1970 Buick Skylark Custom and it's in need of cleaning up and painting. I plan to have all the pieces (base, staff or post, ratchet assembly, and bumper hook) media blasted, then painted. What is the OE correct color for each piece, or does it matter? Is the correct paint color/shade available from Eastwood? Any info you would care to provide would be appreciated.

  2. RedSkyV8

    RedSkyV8 Well-Known Member

    There wasn't alot of interest in this thread, so I contacted a BCA Tech Advisor. The base plate, ratchet assembly, bumper hook and jack handle are semi gloss black. The mast should be a hand rubbed aluminum color.
  3. lemmy-67

    lemmy-67 Platinum Level Contributor

    I kept my lug wrench, but I replaced the bumper jack with a scissor jack. My front & back bumpers were badly bent from previous use of said jack by the first owner, and now that they've been straightened and re-chromed, I will never use that jack on this vehicle. They are not very safe to operate, either.
  4. BadBrad

    BadBrad Got 4-speed?

    Ditto on the semi-gloss black. Krylon makes Chrome-Aluminum paint. It is a GREAT substitute for an original finish on the post. After cleaning up my gas tank I also shot it with a light coat of the same paint. Great once again. I've been accused of having a brand new gas tank. Key to this paint is the real aluminum floating in the aerosol.
  5. RedSkyV8

    RedSkyV8 Well-Known Member

    Is there someway to remove the ratchet assembly from the mast, or did you simply move the ratchet assembly up and/or down the mast when you shot it with the Krylon Chrome-Aluminum paint? I don't see any way to remove the ratchet assembly from the mast.:confused::confused:
  6. batcar

    batcar Well-Known Member

    I think the mast is crimped on the ends to keep it from coming off.
  7. sean Buick 76

    sean Buick 76 Buick Nut

    Just move the ratchet part to the top, paint the bottom part of the mast. Then later move the ratchet down and paint the top.
  8. copperheadgs1

    copperheadgs1 copperheadgs1

    Every jack on the black parts I have ever seen was very glossy black including my current one. I nevr saw one semi gloss The mast is very obvouis gold plated zinc. I guess the mast could be silver too but I have not seen them that way. The jack handle was gray. This was even specified in the assembly manual.
  9. Briz

    Briz Founders Club Member

    After reading this thread I went out and did mine. I don't plan on ever using it except maybe in the most dire emergency. I ground off the tabs on the bottom of the mast then sanded and cleaned. used the Alumn/Chrome paint I had here from another project. while it was drying glass beaded the jack and handle then painted in gloss black. Reassembled everything once dry and put back in the correct spot in the trunk. Looks killer!. Mine was org gray from the factory.

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