LCA Correct OEM Color - 67 Cuda

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    Would appreciate comment from anyone who has experience with getting the lower control arm paint color OEM correct, or close. For years I have always painted them to match the K Member. It is my understanding they should be a yellow or gold color since they came from the factory bare with some cosmoline sprayed on to slow down the rust. Eastwood has a gold cad spray, and I'm sure there must be others. Thanks in advance.
     
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    Years ago I ran across an article about LCA restoration. IIRC the article said media blast them then paint them with this other Eastwood product that was the same color of the freshly blasted LCA (cast iron gray?), then use the Eastwood cad color over it. The article mentioned you should mask a few inches down from the lower ball joint all the way around so when applying the cad color paint (or maybe it was called something else) it would mimic dipping the LCA in cosmoline. Hope this helps as it’s to the best of my hazy recollection!
     
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      Thanks all, very helpful.
       
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      Do you want it to look like this? This is mine.

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        Yes, I believe that's what I'm looking for. What did you use? Thx
         
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        Gold color powder coated. Here is a better view.

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          Before & After.

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          here is the "correct" look. Notice how the yellow/gold color stops... the arms were dipped.

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