On my 63 FHC, I am headed towards final painting of the underside of the bonnet. I understand that the bonnets were painted body color after they were assembled. That said, there are obviously areas of the bonnet that would not receive body color paint due to inaccesibility. I’m thinking the area inside the lower nose assembly but then again, if the sugar scoops were not installed one could technically blast some paint into there. Assuming the front underpanel was installed in the floor of the nose, there is certainly an inaccesible space there. And to some degree, there is a narrow space between the air ducts and the bottom of the bonnet center section that does not lend itself to getting paint into. I am thinking that for the area inside the headlight openings, they didn’t try and do a thorough job in there but there would certainly be some overspray? Same for the area above the air ducts. Just overspray with primer showing in the inner recesses of the space? And finally, there are all the flanged edges of the bonnet center section and the fenders. It would be nice if someone with knowledge based on an original car could chime in on this?
Finally, assuming some bare primer would exist, what color would it be?
That said, I am most likely going to take the entire bonnet apart one more time and could potentially paint all the inaccesible areas in body color, then re-assemble and paint the rest, including all the bolting hardware.
Thanks in advance.