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Hi guys I'm looking to spray my inlet and spark cover in wrinkle black has any one ever done it if so any tips on how to, cheers nabz
 

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The only person that I can recall doing it that colour was MPH on here but he sold it a while back so doubt he'll be along to let you know, did look good though :thumbs:
 

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I did mine in wrinkle red. I used VHT wrinkle paint in spray. I am not sure if all wrinkle paints are the same, but this one dries REALLY slowly. I would say at least a week. You need to spray a thicker layer and as the paint dries it contracts and form the wrinkles. In my case it was touch dry after few hours, but was like rubber or silicone for a few days. I could remove it with my fingernail. It was dry, but soft and sensitive. After about a week or more it hardened and became rock solid.
 

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Yeah sounds like the can I have it says it takes a few days to set, have you any pics of yours?
 

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I received the following instructions for a good finish:

1. degrease
2. heat object to 60 degr.C in oven
3. Apply a thin coat of paint
4. after 15 minutes second coat
5. put in oven at 60 degr. for another 2 hours
6. leave to harden for at least 48 hours
 

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I received the following instructions for a good finish:

1. degrease
2. heat object to 60 degr.C in oven
3. Apply a thin coat of paint
4. after 15 minutes second coat
5. put in oven at 60 degr. for another 2 hours
6. leave to harden for at least 48 hours
Thanks for the tips
 

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I received the following instructions for a good finish:

1. degrease
2. heat object to 60 degr.C in oven
3. Apply a thin coat of paint
4. after 15 minutes second coat
5. put in oven at 60 degr. for another 2 hours
6. leave to harden for at least 48 hours
Thanks for the tips
 

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Very nice I'm wondering weather to do mine in red now huummmm, is it hard to get the inlet manifold off?
Not really. Only time consuming when you're putting them back on. Definitely would recommend the hose clip pliers for intake elbows.

What I'm thinking to finish now are cam-shaft covers. Might get another pair in exchange so don't have to wait until paint is dried. And would put them on when cam-belt is being replaced.
 

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Not really. Only time consuming when you're putting them back on. Definitely would recommend the hose clip pliers for intake elbows.

What I'm thinking to finish now are cam-shaft covers. Might get another pair in exchange so don't have to wait until paint is dried. And would put them on when cam-belt is being replaced.
Yeah will get hold of the pliers then think ill replace them will s/s hose clips :thumbs:

You will have to get some pics up when you do the cam covers :cool:
 

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Yeah will get hold of the pliers then think ill replace them will s/s hose clips :thumbs:

You will have to get some pics up when you do the cam covers :cool:
I was first mad about those clips. However did not find anything that would look better and be easier to open/close.

I'm still not sure about cam covers whether to use the same red wrinkle or just powder coat.

Is that red bar in the first pic a mod or standard? is it to reduce the roll?
Strut bar is always a mod. I've used a cheap steel Wiechers:
Alfa Romeo Shop - Tuning, Styling, Fanartikel und Modellautos - Alfa 156 Domstrebe Wiechers Domstrebe 48404
 
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How do you get the horrid little metal bands off of the intake runners?

Is there a special tool to do it, and if so what is it called?

Are the clips reusable? If not what size and where can they be bought?

I'm thinking it might be time to clean and paint after seeing this thread!
 

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Oh man, this is another job I need todo. Wish I hadn't seen this thread.
 

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This is a job I had planned for over the chistmakka period but due to my daily car messing up I have had to use the GTA but I am just going for the standard look :thumbs:
 

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I've a write up on Detailing World, hope the link works when using Tapatalk.....
Alfa Romeo - Wrinkle Paint on cam cover - Detailing World
So black cam covers in combination with red front cover. Interesting.

How do you get the horrid little metal bands off of the intake runners?

Is there a special tool to do it, and if so what is it called?

Are the clips reusable? If not what size and where can they be bought?

I'm thinking it might be time to clean and paint after seeing this thread!
I've been using a screwdriver to open them and clip pliers to close - http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p5197.m570.l1311&_nkw=hose+clip+pliers&_sacat=See-All-Categories
 
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