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Post by DaveC » Tue Sep 20, 2011 2:51 pm

I thought I'd put up some details for the company in Essex that prepares and paints the cam covers using Trimite paints as a friend found it very difficult to locate them. Often referred to as Spray Tech Ltd, it turns out there are 2 companies of that name in Harlow (one set up by the former MD of the other company) Confused? So was I. Anyway here are the contact details for the correct one.

Email: sales@harlowgroup.co.uk

Telephone:
Switchboard: + 44 (0) 1279 406600
Facsimile: + 44 (0) 1279 443376

Address:
Harlow Group Ltd
Allen House
Edinburgh Way
Harlow
Essex
CM20 2HJ

Dave Russell Site Manager
Stephen Horley Painter (specialist with hammer finish)

For general information the paint codes are as follows:
818 Midnight Blue 63 cars
820 Bright Blue 64-66 cars
824 Light Green SE cars

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Post by Steve 155C » Tue Sep 20, 2011 4:19 pm

Dave - Myself and H Cortina have experianced this confusion.

I got my cam cover painted at the other Spraytech , and was happy with the result.:

Spraytech
12 Mead Pk Ind Est, Harlow CM20 2SE
01279 425213
Ask for John.

I'm sure when H went to the one you mentioned they said they normally? don't do one off jobs , but did his for him anyway.

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Post by DaveC » Tue Sep 20, 2011 4:47 pm

That's interesting Steve, cos I spoke with Stephen today and he said the 'other' company don't do one off jobs! I think the 'John' you mention was the MD at the other Spraytech and when he 'left' there employ started up across the road. Anyhow, it sounds like both will do the job.

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Post by H Cortina » Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:00 pm

Indeed both produced similar good results.

Both difficult to find in the dark, look for Tesco's and you are near both of them.

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Post by Pete G » Wed Sep 28, 2011 6:50 pm

Steve 155C wrote:Dave - Myself and H Cortina have experianced this confusion.

I got my cam cover painted at the other Spraytech , and was happy with the result.:

Spraytech
12 Mead Pk Ind Est, Harlow CM20 2SE
01279 425213
Ask for John.

I'm sure when H went to the one you mentioned they said they normally? don't do one off jobs , but did his for him anyway.
I had mine and Scott's done here also Don Matheson's,- we were all happy with the results,- they've done loads of others. a good colour match and the right finish (crackle not hammer)

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Post by Peter Meyer » Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:03 am

So I'm about to need this done in Australia. Why can't an ordinary spray painter do this? What sort of special finish is it please.

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Post by DaveC » Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:37 am

I think Peter it's because of the paint. Trimite is I believe similar to Hammerite and therefore more difficult to spray and achieve the slightly hammered finish required for that authentic look--unless anyone knows different.

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Post by Rick » Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:20 am

I was told (have no reason not to believe) that Hammerite and I would think Trimite contain silicon in there make up which gives the "hammered" effect, silicon is a right bast***d to get rid of, it contaminates mixing pots, spray guns etc and shows itself as "fish eyes" when using normal paints eg cellulose, 2k. proffesional sprayers don't want it anywhere near there equipment, which could be why these people specialise in it.

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Post by Healeydavid » Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:39 pm

Can anybody give a rough estimation of cost?

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Post by DaveC » Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:31 pm

Last one I had done was about £50 plus p+p David

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Post by Peter Meyer » Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:02 am

I've just been quoted 120 pounds plus stripping of original finish by Harlow Group. Can someone post a photo of what this look like. Maybe up close?

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Post by Peter Meyer » Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:46 am

Can anyone be more definitive about the crackle or slightly hammered look. Yes I know its a hard question. It would seem I can get it done here but I will have to explain what I want..........
Maybe someone can email me a high res image of a small section.

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Post by Steve 155C » Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:24 am

Have a look at this post of Phils FFA car:

http://lotuscortina.7.forumer.com/viewt ... hlight=ffa

It shows a good picture of the cam cover (the light blue version) and details of who painted and even the colour code and type of paint used. Bingo!

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Post by Pete G » Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:11 pm

Peter
This is my SE cam cover painted by Spraytech
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This one shows it with a flake of the original paint on it,- pretty good match in colour and finish I would say
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