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Old 12-20-2016, 10:28 PM
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Looks Great! Be proud.
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I used paint stripper on my covers/intake. I filled the pock marks with a spot putty filler, then an etching primer, followed by a lacquer color coat and finished with Eastwood's 2 part clear epoxy paint for durability.

Now, I was the 2nd owner in '95 thru '97 of this car...and now the 5th owner in 2013 after rediscovering the car when we relocated to Virginia from NY. When I sold the car in '97, the silver finish on the intake and cam covers had heat-turned to a light gold'ish hue, and when I refinished the pieces in 2013, I sought to return it to how I remember it 16 years earlier rather than a straight silver finish.
That looks outstanding! Nice ride!

Here is how mine looks today 5 years later.



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Old 12-21-2016, 10:15 AM
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Wow, that is beautiful!
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Old 12-21-2016, 10:22 AM
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Crap it won't let me edit, so....

olmann that color on the intake/cam covers looks fantastic. Wow.

gcthree, that entire car is a stunner! Engine bay is nicely done, and the exterior shot looks phenomenal. Don't blame you for owning it twice.
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Old 12-23-2016, 09:19 AM
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Shaun, I've never even thought about using the Cerakote on the car, DUH!!! I've used it on firearm parts, but everything was small enough to fit in a toaster type oven. Need to search Craigslist for a full size oven. LOL.

Or just build your own.
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olmann - You did an incredible and well researched job on this. There is something about the look of your painted parts that I like better than powder coat. I even like the slightly golden hue of the aged clear coat (at least in your photos). Please share details on the application method (rattle cans, HVLP setup, etc.). I'd like to try this in the next year or so on my 88.
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olmann - You did an incredible and well researched job on this. There is something about the look of your painted parts that I like better than powder coat. I even like the slightly golden hue of the aged clear coat (at least in your photos). Please share details on the application method (rattle cans, HVLP setup, etc.). I'd like to try this in the next year or so on my 88.
Hello Jon, I applied the primer and base coat paint with a standard HVLP gun. I then used VHT high temp clear in a rattle can. Like I said, on these next ones I will be using the high performance clear that goes with the base/clear paint system and apply it also with an HVLP. The high temp clear yellowed quickly and doesn't look quite as good in person than on the pics in my opinion.

Thanks for your comments!
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Found out very quickly that without the conversion coating, nothing wants to stick to the top of the cam covers. Tried to contact Sanchem to buy their conversion coating, and they gave me the runaround. Got tired of waiting for them to get back with me and started doing further research. Found Alodine 5700 Wipes at Caswell plating for about $6.00 each, that are supposed to work with magnesium. We'll see. I re-stripped and cleaned the cam covers. Applied the 5700 per the instructions. Will try and paint tomorrow afternoon if the weather is as predicted here. Fingers crossed that it sticks this time.
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I've been working on mixing a color formula using Cerakote and am 95% there.

Last night I very quickly stripped half of an intake side cover and painted it.

Two quick shots outside in the sun. I should have taken some in the shade too. I think the first one is with my iphone, second with my camera.

I’m inclined to stop here. If anything, I’ll add a little more softening color to tone down the final but I think it will look great as is. It’s clearly not exact but I have to think factory new would be this bright. Intake isn’t clean either. Note the right side of the intake is “washed away” from a little from acetone.
One problem is you lose the orange peel. I know you can add and subtract orange peel with normal paint, I don’t think you can with Cerakote.

What do you think?
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Looks good, but definitely need more pics including in the shade or even indoors.
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You drive your car indoors?
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Fingers crossed, it appears that the Alodine 5700 wipes worked. The paint appears to have bonded to my cam covers. Not the best pic, but you get the point. Silver with blue inlay on the letters. Obviously I didn't worry about trying to cut letters on the laser. Couldn't get the Porsche font loaded onto the computer that drives the laser. Company restrictions and all. (Thanks Jetson/Kevin).
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