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  1. marc556

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    #1 marc556, Dec 19, 2009
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    I want to respray like new the followed part ?
    How can I do it?
    As you know, it s a special product, because it is not 'slippery' (I don't know the correct name in English).
    Is it possible to do it by myself? If yes, what are the products?
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  3. NeuroBeaker

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    Hi Marc,

    I'm not really very knowledgeable on this subject, but by a finish that is 'not slippery' you may mean 'not smooth' or 'not gloss'.

    I think the effect you're after is achieved with "wrinkle-finish powder coating". However, I don't know if it's something that can be done at home. I had previously assumed that it was something people usually send their parts away to a specialist to get done.

    I'm afraid that's as much help as I can be. Hopefully someone more knowledgeable will be along in a minute. Good luck. :)

    All the best,
    Andrew.
     
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    Hi Marc,

    Yes, you can do this yourself, you need to clean the cam cover down to bare metal for the best finish and then repaint with VHT Wrinkle Finish Red paint.

    You can get this from Frost Auto Restoration in the UK, cost is £9-50 a can.

    If you do a search on here there are lots of threads showing the way to go.

    Best regards,
    Phil.
     
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    Thank you very much, guys !
    That's exactly what I need....
     
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  8. saw1998

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    Marc:

    You may want to consider having your valve covers powder coated as it is far more resistant to the environment of the engine compartment. It will not be very expensive. The wrinkle-type paints can be difficult to apply correctly. If you do choose to use the VHT wrinkle paint follow the directions EXACTLY. It often takes 24 hours for the "wrinkles" to appear. In addition, they wrinkles are frequently not uniform and vary from area-to-area on the painted surface. I guess you could always try the VHT paint and if it was not satisfactory you could then go with powder coating. Good luck.
     
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    Good idea
     
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    On my 355 the high areas such as the Ferrari logo have the wrinkle finish ground off to leave a bare/brushed metal finish. Is it the same on the 348? The part shown in the photo seems to leave the wrinkle finish on the logo etc., and is only removed from bolt locations.
     
  13. saw1998

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    The picture shows the rear (firewall) valve cover from a 308 series car. The F355 has a two part valve cover arrangement: (i) a completely red wrinkle finish valve cover and (2) an upper "plate" that covers the spark plug holes and wire that has the red wrinkle finish removed from the ridges and the Ferrari logo. I'm not sure about the 348. You can use a small electric hand sander or a sanding block to remove the finish.
     
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    #12 jacques, Dec 20, 2009
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    If I may be allowed to add a tip on accomplishing a uniform wrinkle finish. I have done this a few times on both professional cine camera equipment and on automotive parts: 1. Hot sunlight does wonders 2-3 hrs., at least ; the longer the exposure the faster and more wrinkle effect you will get. 2. A paint removal heat gun will give far faster and more uniform and superior effect (very few moments). I strongly suggest a practice session on something other than the subject. Also, a hair dryer works just fine. I hope that this of some help. Jacques
     
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    Again, I thank you very much, I first shall try by myself and if it's not good enough it will be powder coated.
    I've got the same problem on the bottom of the windscreen bay of my Matra Murena. It must be done in wrinkled black...... PROBLEM SOLVED
     

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