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Old 03-01-2017, 07:41 PM
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Got the covers done
Whayya think





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I kid. But spring progress taking place I suppose. Got a set of used covers. Awaiting delivery before off to the PC

Good day!!

Hey, ummmmmmm... I think you got the wrong ones... The customer that had these done chose PINK... Didn't you want that Estoril blue? Did you call them and let them know they mixed up the order? LOL!!!

Oh, I tried to PM back, but message count was full on your end...

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Old 03-01-2017, 09:14 PM
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Will - Cleared some PM's.

I'm on the see-saw fence as I wait delivery

- not a fan of color, I'm more a stealth sorta guy
- Wrinkled Black or Wrinkled Cast Iron
- Silver Vein - my pc guy told me to swing by as he has a couple variations in that

-debated just DIY Plasti Hi Temp Wrinkle, but the prep time alone, I would rather just PC
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Old 03-02-2017, 12:32 AM
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FYI. Refinishing the gasket groove is the key to a leak free cover. If you coat the groove with a wrinkle finish the gasket wont seal as well it would on a smooth finish and you'll end up again with a leaky cover.

Magnesium covers are hard to coat. If the surface has pitting or corrosion it will not accept the coating very well long term.
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Old 03-02-2017, 08:38 AM
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10-4.

On my radar, is not only the groove, but the 2 sides of the channel, where it's metal on metal with no high points.

I have yet to get the wiki on whether all of the mag has to be sealed once cleaned. As it comes from the factory, whatever paint they use, they def used it on the inside cover. Can't recall whether the channel was raw or not.

For the inside, I was thinking of going on this direction.
Glyptal 1201 Paint - The Eastwood Company

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PC sent me some pics of the covers today after being dipped clean and then lightly abraded. For a hot minute, I considered telling him to just PC clear it - no color. Me wonders how fast or not the raw finish would look before it oxidized. Days, weeks, hrs ...
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I've PC'ed 5 or 6 sets of VC's for local guys. No issues. Runs about $275 and turn around time is a week on average. Make sure the people know beforehand that these are magnesium so they don't get the furnace too hot for too long. Nobody needs that fire.

Solvent dip them after bead or shell blasting them to get the oils out, acid etch lightly and powder away. You'll be happy.
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The silly/crazy thing is , the plastic covers like 85% of the VC. All you see is a 3"x4" area on each side. Fashion for only the owner who knows it's there, ya know.
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The silly/crazy thing is , the plastic covers like 85% of the VC. All you see is a 3"x4" area on each side. Fashion for only the owner who knows it's there, ya know.
True, it does kind of suck that more of the vc's don't show.
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I bought a set and had them sent to member here Danny Z.
His local man is going to powdercoat them Imola red.
I'm excited because my set is leaking and dingy and needs new plugs.
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When I think of red , I think of Honda or a American musclecar
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