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E30 M3 cam cover and plenum painting

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    Posted: 28 Mar 2018 at 3:06pm
Does anyone have any experience of painting the rocker/cam cover and inlet plenum on an E30 M3?

I’m looking for recommendations on what paint should be used to get the matte textured finish.

I’ve recently had mine stripped and powder coated, but despite assurances it would look original, they’ve come back fairly smooth and a bit glossy.

Cheers.
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Hi, I used black crinkle paint from Frost restoration, it is very similar to the paint on MG B dashboards. Two or three light coats will be fine, allowing to dry in between coats. 
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The conditions which I have found to helpful is heat - either an oven or one hot sunny day I sat it out in the august sunshine....

I used satin crackle finish from Harley Davidson but will try frosts next time...
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i Have thought about doing it myself but i feel without a sand blaster or cleaning tank then it would be best to get someone to do it proffessionaly .I have not found anyone locally in west sussex but i have just emailed this company so I can let you know what they come back with if you want ? or send them an email like i did today .

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I did mine myself using this about 5/6 years ago 

And it has the original look to it



Edited by gary - 07 Jul 2018 at 10:32am
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