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Painting Plastic TS Engine Cover

as title, whats best to use?

standard plastic primer with standard paint?

whats the best way to do the red Alfa script?
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Re: Painting Plastic TS Engine Cover

You will first need to clean it to within an inch of its life. Degrease it to the max.

Dry it thoroughly.

Then use an etch primer for plastic.

The paint you choose should really be heat resistant.

Take a look at the range Plastikote does

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Re: Painting Plastic TS Engine Cover

its had autoglyms engine and machine cleaner on it already, should be ok.

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I was toying with a crackle finish like Ferrari uses
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thats an idea....
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Re: Painting Plastic TS Engine Cover

right, had a crack, turned out ok!

used hycote wrinkle finish paint, which is a bugger to use, if you spray it too heavy the wrinkle doesnt show.

also used a fast-drying enamel in "insignia red".
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just need a perspex bonnet so you can see it!
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right, had a crack, turned out ok!

used hycote wrinkle finish paint, which is a bugger to use, if you spray it too heavy the wrinkle doesnt show.

also used a fast-drying enamel in "insignia red".
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hah, if you dont mind it not being "perfect" then sure....you could do it yourself for the price of postage though!
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Im handy capped so nochance on that fella!!!

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Re: Painting Plastic TS Engine Cover

With wrinkle paint, they say you have to layer it on thick for base layer then the upper layers thinly. Adding heat source while it dries helps form the wrikles. Think i'll do mine it red.
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With wrinkle paint, they say you have to layer it on thick for base layer then the upper layers thinly. Adding heat source while it dries helps form the wrikles. Think i'll do mine it red.
ahright, says exactly the opposite on hycote tins!

2 fine layers, then a heavier final layer!
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ta muchos.
will get a pic up of it fitted later this week, doing a little "update" thread.
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I did mine last week (too much time on my hands obviously ) VHT red wrinkle paint and hammerite enamel for the silver lettering, cost me less than 30 quid all up including postage of paint, engine cover from Autolusso etc . Frost restorers sell the wrinkle paint on ebay

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I wanted to do the wrinkle...but don't know how to cover the lettering???any help guys?
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Id say spray the whole lot, then sand the letters down one the paint had dried, then you'll have ready-keyed lettering to paint...

I've not done this yet, but it's how I would do it.
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i sprayed the whole lot, then just used an enamel paint to do the lettering, straight over the top.

no keying necessary.
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Did mine a couple of years ago.Just used a scotch pad with panel clean, then used a solvent based base paint.If you want to mask the lettering, cover lettering with masking tape and rub the ball end of a small hammer around the edges.That will cut the tape perfectly
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Spare engine covers £12.50 delivered within the UK, don't pay rip-off eBay prices. 01525 221 921 if you want one

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What's the general condition of them fella?
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Most are OK, just need a good clean. We've got about thirty off the cars, and I've sorted them into a 'good' pile and a 'bad' pile, at the moment there is still about ten left in the good pile, before I start sending out ones in the bad pile. But if they are being used for re-painting and making custom covers, it won't really matter what the condition is like. If they are cracked or whatever they don't even get kept, they are left in the cars as they are crushed. The 'bad' pile consists mostly of ones with scratches in them.

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Fair enough, cool. So the scratched ones will be able to be sanded out then? Might be giving you a call soon for a job lot of 5
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