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Bradan F355 valve cover repaint

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  1. BRADAN

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  6. Labman

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    Hi Dan,
    I have a chip in the paint between my intakes. No need for a refinish but I was wondering what paint you use. Is it standard Rosso Corsa? I just want to be able to dab it on with a touch up brush.
     
  7. BRADAN

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    Steve,

    VHT wrinkle red paint on a q tip. Put 3 coats on lightly and hit it with a heat gun. Keep in mind engine temps alter the color of the red paint so it will not match perfect. The issue is Ferrari never uses a primer just paint on metal so it eventually flakes off.
     
  8. Labman

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    Great thanks! Yep. Def can tell no primer underneath. Kind of ridiculous considering how expensive these cars are.


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  9. gobble

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    Do you have to remove the old paint? If your valve covers look good but a little dirty can you just clean with a solvent then spray a fresh coat of the wrinkle paint over the top? Also, do you wipe the raised parts after painting or just sand later? Thanks.
     
  10. BRADAN

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    The paint comes off with next to no effort. I recommend always taking it down to metal and starting with a clean slate. With something like a valve cover you will end up flaking the paint off just trying to clean it up. We machine it after to get the brushed metal look.
     
  11. dailyferraridriver

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    I think this one of the best things you can do to your car with such a huge impact. Nothing makes the engine look old/worn than flaking paint in the engine bay.

    Excellent job!

    Erik
     

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