All: Finally the 300 comes out of hibernation after 17 years in a warm bed. Going to shop tomorrow to have entire front suspension installed, new brakes, etc and then to my paint guy for freshened up firewall, inner fenders, grille support etc. I do have a couple of questions for all the guys out there with more experience than me. This car came out of LA plant, and when removed, the inner fender inserts? see photo, were black. Some have told me they should be the same color as the car, and some have said that on cars that came out of LA, they were black. What say you? Also, when I blasted them, the wheel side looked like it had a kind of undercoating on it? Very rough textured and black as well. Any thoughts on what I should use on the tire side?