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    Does anyone know what type of paint or what coating was used on a 1956 panhead frame

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    Panhead frames were parkerized, then painted black.
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    Do you know if the paint is the same they used on the sheet metal

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    Quote Originally Posted by shovelheadstan View Post
    Do you know if the paint is the same they used on the sheet metal
    Shovelhead Stan!

    I think the question we all have is: "What kind of paint"?

    Nitrocellulose lacquer, oil based enamel, or....?

    ....Cotten
    PS: Yes Folks, they all look different.
    There may well be 'Fifty Shades' of "black".
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    Quote Originally Posted by shovelheadstan View Post
    Do you know if the paint is the same they used on the sheet metal
    Same paint as used on oil tank, tool box, primary chaincase, and other 'black-painted' parts.

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    Actually H-D listed Frame Black as a separate color.
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    Dupont single stage

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    if you can still get DuPont Centari the number is 99A
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