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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:34 am 
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McVities wrote:
Nice work 8)


Cheers Rich..
Think it will be all going back together the way it was...
Daughter won't use it much and I can still use it for track days if need be.. unless she does.. :wink:

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:00 am 
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Got the engine all back together..
Cleaned oil residue out the inlet manifold, took turbo apart and cleaned it up to..
Waiting on some new clamps to replace couple broken ones, ordered a new AN10 fitting 45° elbow to improve oil return to sump..
Got oil pressure up a few times to make sure, recharged the battery whilst fitting plugs etc for 1st fire up..
Sounds better than it did before..
Must repaint rocker cover and coil pack..


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:50 am 
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Great work Mike.....you are chubby quick :D

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 6:27 am 
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Great work Mike.....you are chubby quick :D


Oh... I didn't think I had put on weight during lockdown Paul..
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:11 am 
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Thought I should tidy up the rocker cover and DI pack, since the powder coating doesn't seem to like the heat, it's all bubbling..
So tried out the vht wrinkle paint..
Thought it came out quite good for the 1st attempt..


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That's a good result.
What did you use to strip back the original paint?

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:37 am 
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McVities wrote:
That's a good result.
What did you use to strip back the original paint?


Most of it flaked off Rich and rest I just used the wire wheel in the drill..

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:46 am 
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Here's the finished rocker and DI..


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:30 am 
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Any chance you could do a post on how to do "wrinkle paint"?

I've always fancied doing it on the camcovers, but read so many mixed reviews of the rattle cans of paint that are supposed to give you that finish that i've never actually tried it.
I'm assuming there is a knack to getting it looking that good?

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:42 am 
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Any chance you could do a post on how to do "wrinkle paint"?

I've always fancied doing it on the camcovers, but read so many mixed reviews of the rattle cans of paint that are supposed to give you that finish that i've never actually tried it.
I'm assuming there is a knack to getting it looking that good?


Dave I used the proper VHT wrinkle paint, which 1 can is just enough for 4 or 5 coats on a rocker cover..
I obviously removed all or most of the old paint, furry corrosion, degreased it..
Placed it on a workbench with cardboard surrounding it, this paint seems to have plenty over spray around, more noticeable with red..
Used my heat gun to gently warm up all the metal surface sort of nice and even, then sprayed on the 1st coat in 1 direction, have to apply it in all different directions to make sure it covers all angles.. left it for 5 to 10 mins and applied 2nd coat, gently warmed up again with heat gun, until you can see the paint drying and going wrinkly, but not to close as you'll burn the paint, about 10".. leave 5 to 10 mins between coats right up to your last coat which I applied slightly heavier as I think that's what makes the more wrinkle finish, gently warming between coats but the last coat I left to dry naturally as the rocker was still slightly warm..
Some people put them in the oven to cure, maybe keeps part at same over all temp..
Just leave for 24hrs..
Hope that helped, give it a bash.. it's not to expensive if it doesn't work..


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:16 am 
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What temperature / fan speed is your heat gun set to?

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:28 am 
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What temperature / fan speed is your heat gun set to?


Now your getting to technical :lol: It's only a silverline heat gun and it's on low heat and low fan.. nothing to hot or blowy..
Oh and I done circular motions up and down the rocker cover, up 1 side, down the other then into centre if you know what I mean, just to get a steady all over heat in the cover..

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Not like my fancy Workzone, with it's 5 speed settings and digital temperature control to 10°C. :D

Low heat and low speed is fine. I've got an old B205 CAM cover to practice on, and another B202 one to get it right on. Although taking the paint back off all the ribs and decals will be fun. :argh:
Just need some more blasting media for the sandblaster. Fancy trying out crushed apricot or walnut shells.

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Rocker cover is not something I'd want to blast as it gets into the breather pipes etc, pain in the ass to make sure it's all cleaned out..
Unless you can defo block all air ways..
Give it a try though..

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Use table salt as the blasting media?
It can then be washed out before re-fitting.

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McVities wrote:
Use table salt as the blasting media?
It can then be washed out before re-fitting.

I haven't heard of table salt being used as a blasting medium but Sodium bicarbonate is popular.

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Yeah, not heard of salt being used either Rich but I guess you could use anything..
But it's getting every particle washed out, no matter what you use.. even if it's dissolvable..

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Been waiting on new clamps coming, waiting on some heat sleeve also for protecting power steering hoses..
Removed gearbox oil pump, cooler etc..
Refitted everything ready to go again..


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