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      Post #78906, posted on 09-05-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Restrain yourself when painting intakes. At the very best, this is an eggshell finish. But in anything besides bright direct sunlight, it looks like it’s dead flat.


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      Post #78907, posted on 09-05-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      I agree, personnaly I use duraluminium paint.

      But, if you do a corporate one..:
      https://www.airplane-pictures.net/photo/241147/n111vm-private-boeing-737-700-bbj/

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      Post #78914, posted on 09-06-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Another great thing about airliners and models....Bare metal finishes and gray paints. Not always super shiny. Glossy, mirror like, or even dull depending on the paint, weathering, and lighting. Always interesting looking at photos taken in different lighting. Is it white, gray, bare metal, or Corogard? Sometimes things aren't so clear.

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      Post #78915, posted on 09-06-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      I've seen some pretty shiny intakes on UA/CO birds, those often looked spiffy.

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      Post #78924, posted on 09-07-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      I've seen the opposite too. Singapore had an A310 with engine rings that looked like chrome. I can't find a picture now, unfortunately...

      Basically, it doesn't matter how shiny or dull you make it. Depending on the age, weathering, etc. it's all correct. As long as you are happy with it, that's all that matters.

      Regards,

      ahmed

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      Post #78927, posted on 09-08-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Very good point Ahmed and I agree with you
      One photo should not be your final determination on how it is. I have seen multiple gray shades of gray on engine one cowling with the other engine with the same shade. Also exhaust cones lengthier on some GE engines than others on the same plane.
      Bottom line, shinny intakes exist as well as dull ones. They are all real.

      Jerry