Author Topic: Hood Latch Restoration  (Read 48 times)

Offline ehjorten

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Hood Latch Restoration
« on: June 30, 2020, 01:26:29 PM »
Looking to restore the hood latch on my 1991 V3500. I have a beautiful basecoat black paint job on a very straight hood, now I am looking to make all of the other stuff on the hood look acceptable to mount to it.

Any suggestions for how to go about making the latch look new?

I have read on some other forums of people having their latch Parkerized. Not sure where I would have that done around me, but maybe a gunsmith would do it?
« Last Edit: June 30, 2020, 01:28:41 PM by ehjorten »
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Offline VileZambonie

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Re: Hood Latch Restoration
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2020, 05:55:39 PM »
Buy a gallon of chem dip and drop it in there and then blue it
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Offline JohnnyPopper

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Re: Hood Latch Restoration
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2020, 11:14:05 PM »
I like the idea of 'bluing' it!

Sorry confused: the hood latch pin attached to the hood, or the latch handle behind the grill?  ???

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