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The cowling in the front compartment, engine cover, boot, engine bay side panels etc all seem to be painted with some kind of black mottle-finish paint.

Anyone know if a suitable aerosol paint is available for these areas?

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+1 for black hammerite aerosol. Resprayed all the engine bay side panels and engine cover on mine. A bit too glossy compared to original, but the finish is a good match. Can post a pic if you want.

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I don't use anymore 1K areosol paint. The 2K system is hundred of time better as it's fuel-oil and thinner resistant.

Here from SprayMax you can choose the color and the grade of glossy, deep black 30% or 50% gloss will be the ideal choice.

I have used some SprayMax cans and they are great, it's a Standox paint in a SprayMax can, take a look.

http://www.nonpaints.com/nl/2k-ral-kleur-in-spuitbus-spraymax

Giorgio

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37 minutes ago, giorgio67 said:

Here from SprayMax you can choose the color and the grade of glossy, deep black 30% or 50% gloss will be the ideal choice.

 

But this is a special hammer finish, not glossy or matt black. These areas dont need a fancy paint system, just something which looks like original. If Hammerite is close I will try that tomorrow. 

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10 hours ago, Andyww said:

But this is a special hammer finish, not glossy or matt black. These areas dont need a fancy paint system, just something which looks like original. If Hammerite is close I will try that tomorrow. 

Hi Andy,

it's not a special hammer finish paint, it's just High Solid, means very low solvent and much more pigment. You can have these in five grade of glossy/mat finish, that's it. Anyway Hammerite looks good.

 

Giorgio

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I was doing this yesterday. Mixed results really.

I found some black hammer finish paint in B&Q and tried that on the boot floor. It looked really good but didnt match the original, it was too grey.

Then I re-did it with Hammerite. This does not really look very good at all. It is absolutely black and very glossy whereas the original is slightly grey (but darker than the B&Q) and satin. It gives a really industrial look and I dont really like it much.

I might do some more searching but if I cant find anything better I will likely respray every panel in the engine bay with the B&Q stuff so they all match. It was a better result visually than the Hammerite.

They would not have used Hammerite on these originally, thats for sure, as it is a high-build slow drying paint and would not have been suitable for production.

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