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    Front Cam Cover Colour

    Hi folks,

    Been checking around and haven’t found any reference on what colour the front cam cover is.

    I blasted mine to remove spotty and bubbled original finish. Now I want to paint it something close to the original colour.

    Is there a colour code, or a known paint that is ‘close’? (Like a Duplicolor, for instance.)

    Is it supposed to be the same colour as the top cover?

    Thanks

    Bjc789

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    Re: Front Cam Cover Colour

    The cam covers were painted the same silver-metallic color as the beauty cover. The actual color and maybe the color code are probably hidden somewhere in the GM archives. It's not a standard off-the-shelf DupliColor - maybe in a large enough display that covers engine paints too.

    Here's some homework ......... https://www.google.com/search?q=cadi...hrome&ie=UTF-8

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    Re: Front Cam Cover Colour

    I have had good luck with a few of these, on a lot of projects. VHT is excellent, even RO is good on stuff.
    May be worth a can or 2 to see 'how close' it is.

    https://4wdlife.com/best-engine-paints

    This is what I usually do if it is not going to 'judged' car shows, might take a couple trys, so I have inventory over the years. hahaha
    Take it off, make sure it is clean, hospital clean. A light/soft brush 'final' scrub with acetone or 91%alc and blowdry.
    If you can get 'LA's Awesome' cleaner/degreaser it works good @ $1 a quart at the 'dollar' type stores.

    You can also take the top/intake cover off, to an 'automotive paint store/supply', and they will match it, in pints/quarts/whatever,,,even put it in a spray bomb for you. Those spray cans are a little pricy @ $20 or so. Handy as hell though on the right project. Any kind of paint lac/enamel even 2stage for a few bucks more.

    I prefer that, and I have 1000's in spray equip/compressor...but no booth. So the mess, and standstill of everything else while painting I avoid. And paint/reducers/all in, is very pricey nowadays. Only big projects/full panels.

    Good Luck!

    Glad I don't have the earlier 'pretty' cover, I'd be obsessing on some 'wrinkle red' and buffed fins.

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    Re: Front Cam Cover Colour

    The covers are magnesium I believe, think i used ecthing primer but been so long can't remember.

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    Re: Front Cam Cover Colour

    Thanks for your replies.

    I will try to match the top cover with whatever I can find.
    Yes I heard they are magnesium also. I plan to sand down the blasted surface a little. Apply etching primer. Then a regular primer, and finally the colour coat. A spray can would be ideal, since I am backyarding it.
    Same for the rear cover, except it is getting a semi-gloss black, also like factory.

    Bjc789

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