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Post by Pete G » Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:13 pm

Sorry the first one is not very sharp!

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Post by Simon G » Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:35 pm

Do they apply an etch primer first? If not the paint will eventually flake off.

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Post by H Cortina » Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:28 pm

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This is mine done by Harlow Group 01279 406600 ask for David Russell.

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Post by Peter Meyer » Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:58 pm

Thanks Howard

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Post by David Baldock » Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:23 pm

Thought I would just add my veiws on the continuing cam cover paint saga.

When I bought HXD it was just over three years old & the paint was flaking off in large lumps. There was no undercoat. The paint was sprayed straight onto the bare metal. It was plain blue metallic & I have always thought that this was what gave it the infamous crackley type appearance.

As for the colour, I always managed to keep a patch of the original paint just behind the filler cap & when I came to revert back to original (having had it 'trendy seventies' matt black for many years) I took the cam cover with me to try to find a match. The closest I ever came was Ford Azzure Blue (now discontinued) which was actually quite a bit darker. I have always thought the early cars used a darker blue but don't know that for sure.

I have personaly now given up trying to find an exact match. My original bit has now gone & I don't think there are too many people in this world who can remember this sort of thing, forty or even fifty years on, clearly at all.

Hope this helps the debate.

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Re: Cam cover painting

Post by cjthorley » Mon Jan 25, 2016 11:48 am

Just wanted to post some recent pictures of the cam cover painting I had done recently...

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I am so impressed and just wanted to share my experience for others..

If you need this doing please contact Dave Russell@Harlow Group.

Dave Russell Site Manager (07920 597 568)
Harlow Group Ltd
Unit 7
St James's Center
Edinburgh Way
Harlow
Essex
CM20 2BJ

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Re: Cam cover painting

Post by Keith Halstead » Mon Jan 25, 2016 8:54 pm

Looks good Chris. :D

How much did it cost you?

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Re: Cam cover painting

Post by cjthorley » Mon Jan 25, 2016 9:00 pm

90 pounds

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