Obviously, cleaning the cam covers and plenum is a very small part of getting it to look this clean but;Looks really good. The original look is hard to beat. How did you clean the engine bits, plenum etc. didn't see that in the posts?
:smile: Didn't think that finish was from cleaning alone. That's 15 hours well spent. Looks great!Obviously, cleaning the cam covers and plenum is a very small part of getting it to look this clean but;
Stripped all the brackets, pipe unions etc off them
Cleaned them in degreaser
Stripped the paint off them
Cleaned them again
Block sanded the ribs and lettering with wet 1000 grit and 2000 grit paper
Masked the ribs and lettering off
Silver base coat x 2
Clear lacquered using a polyurethane laquer
Hand painted the lettering in a clear red
Which, all in, is about 15hrs of work.
There was a vast amount of there work to clean all the other bits as well but the stainless bolts make a big difference. In addition, my Dad spent quite a few hours polishing the bolt heads with Autosol which also adds to the overall appearance.