About some carbs?

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I am just wondering what is the best choices in painting carburetors to get them realistic? I always use gold, and they just dont look right. Any help is apprieceted. Thanks F.D.

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Testors 'Jet Exhaust'.

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Here's a color comparison on the 6 Bbl. Holley's. The base plates are silver-ish...the carbs a combination shade of grey/aluminum. On mine the center carb metering plate is aftermarket black plastic, otherwise that would be the same as the fuel bowls/body.

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The Edlebrock replacement Carter AFB's are a brighter silver finish, almost polished in appearance. A Carter Thermoquad has a black plastic body. Rochesters are a similar finish as the Jet Exhaust mentioned earlier. Google carburetor images would help too.

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I've seen some carbs painted using Brass metalizer.

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I use Testors brass from the little bottle.

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I am with Cato.

Testors 'Jet Exhaust'.

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I am with Cato.

Testors 'Jet Exhaust'.

-and a very thin black or gray wash.

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Alclad has a couple of colors that my work for the carbs as well. I think their pale gold (AL-108), Pale burnt metal (ALC-104) and Gold titanium (ALC-118) would look pretty good for a carb.

I do like Cato's idea of adding a thin black wash to it

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I've never had that kind of great paints such as Testors' paints, so I painted my carburetors by mixing Revell's #91 Silver and Revell Gold. The result was pretty good, I know you guys could have done it better, but that's how I did and I was happy about it.

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Eastwood products has a carb restoration rattle can paint that is the perfect gold color for carbs.

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I like to mix Testors steel with a little gold. I just eye-ball the mix until I think it looks right.

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Thank you all for your sugestions. I will try and and see which i like best.....F.D.

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