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Re: re-finishing rocker cover

To: John Hobson <goalie_john@yahoo.co.uk>
Subject: Re: re-finishing rocker cover
From: Joe Curry <spitlist@gte.net>
Date: Sat, 02 Mar 2002 08:50:05 -0700
I have found that the only way to achieve a nice chrome effect is to have the 
thing chromed.  There was at one time an optional factory chromed valve
cover, but I don't think you will find it easy to locate one.  THe only other 
option is to have yours chromed.  I tried the "Chrome" paint, but it
falls woefully short of what I was wanting.  Of course, there is the option of 
buying a polished alloy one but those are also rather expensive.


John Hobson wrote:
> The garage are close to comleting the engine swap on Saskia, I popped in
> today and she had the new engine in and the carbs were just about to go
> on, I should have her back in 2 hours, but I'll believe it when I see it,
> the garage is not the most reliable ever...
> Is there anything I should check or pay careful attention to when I get
> the car back?
> The next job that I have lined up once she's back is to clean up and
> re-paint the old rocker cover and put it on the new engine.  Is there a
> 'chrome' effect paint that I could use, or what will give me the chrome
> type finish? How were the rocker covers finished at the factory?
> I am all quite excited now at getting Saskia back, it's been about 5
> months since I last drove her properly!  too long by far!

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