As I said elsewhere on here I've been wanting to do this job for a while, and finally got time to get it done this weekend. I decided the cam covers on my Alfa Romeo 156 GTA were badly tarnished and rather than try and polish them I decided to paint them. The alloy has not been anodised and corrodes too easily in this country. I’ve seen various finishes on the cam covers on the V6 156, painted, polished and chromed. But I fancied painting the coil cover in red wrinkle paint, and the cam cover in black wrinkle paint. Might be a bit Maserati rip off and not too everyones taste, decide for yourself…..
So I went out and purchased the following:-
Assorted polishing tools from Toolstation suitable for DIY drill
1 can of black Hycote wrinkle paint
1 can of red VHT wrinkle paint
Tub of Meguiars Metal Polish
Here's a pic of some of the tools I used.
And some pics of the final result (before fitting - not sure i want to put them back on, they look great sitting in the kitchen
If you want to know how I done it and see all the pics for the full process, there is a full write up HERE
at Detailing World. Take a look.