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#1 d.p

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 06:30 AM

I thought about getting it PC'd but not sure I can replace the crumbling rubber seals.  So anyone have theirs done?  If so what did you do?  



#2 MikeRL411

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 04:57 PM

I don't understand the excitement over powder coat!  After all it's nothing more than a thin coat of melted plastic.  Bond to the metal is dependent on surface preparation.  If you are going to do a proper clean and de-grease, why not do a proper prime and paint, it will last a lot longer.



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Posted 20 May 2017 - 09:28 PM

1968 VW chrome blue is a very close match to the original color of the Datsun air cleaner housing.



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Posted 21 May 2017 - 04:17 AM

I have used Dupli-Color Pontiac Blue #1610 and would post a pic if not for PB being.....well you know the story.
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Posted 21 May 2017 - 07:34 AM

KELMO, you just sand/paint it yourself then?  



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Posted 21 May 2017 - 02:57 PM

Yes, sand, primer then paint.  I only did the exterior as I did not want to ruin the rubber bits on the inside.
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This pic is the only one I could find and would have been taken shortly after painting the valve cover and air cleaner. The OE color is a shade or 2 more pale.

High temp primer and paint.
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Posted 21 May 2017 - 04:53 PM

Looks great man!  I will probably do the same.  



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Posted 21 May 2017 - 07:21 PM

Thanks, at almost 10 years later it still  looks good.....well except for the scratches and dings I have put in it.


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Posted 24 May 2017 - 09:40 AM

1968 VW chrome blue is a very close match to the original color of the Datsun air cleaner housing.

 

Got a link to the paint code or where I can buy this in a rattle can?  L51K? 



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Posted 24 May 2017 - 02:44 PM

I have a place in town that makes rattle cans from any paint code.... look for an automotive paint supplier near you....
Worse case text me the paint code and I'll get one made and send it to you if you need.... but you should be able to find a local place....

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Posted 24 May 2017 - 05:01 PM

Consider having Sherwin Williams color match the paint in their quart oil enamel gloss. Then use Preval (http://www.homedepot...n-267/202533738) to apply.
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Posted 24 May 2017 - 05:10 PM

I have used Dupli-Color Pontiac Blue #1610 and would post a pic if not for PB being.....well you know the story.

 

Worked for my 67 RL411!



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Posted 24 May 2017 - 05:50 PM

I had to order a timing gasket kit so I just i ordered Pontiac blue from amazon as well. Will report back when it's all painted.