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Paint Colours

Postby Peter Spurrs » 11 Jul 2016 09:46

The crab claw air intakes are badly painted in a colour which is clearly wrong. When the nights draw in, I plan to take them back down to the metal and repaint from scratch.
The inlet manifold has been painted a mid to dark blue; a mid grey seems to be normal. I have only seen a picture of one other painted blue, but can't remember where it was. I have no intention of redoing this one until the manifold has to come out for other reasons.
Does any one know the correct colours and where I can get them?
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Re: Paint Colours

Postby Allan Reeling » 11 Jul 2016 12:48

Not sure about the inlet manifold colour, but here is a pic of the valve end of an original (1973) lobster claw. It's a hammered finish similar to Hammerite, lightish grey.
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Re: Paint Colours

Postby Peter Spurrs » 11 Jul 2016 12:56

Thanks Allan.
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Re: Paint Colours

Postby Paul Gill » 25 Jul 2016 19:06

Hi
Have recently repainted my inlet manifold, I sourced the paint from from a company called HMG, they supply Moss with their classic car aerosol paints, Moss however dropped this particular colour from their range some time ago.
HMG refer to this colour as Rover Burnt Grey (C71), although it has been known as Rover Engine Blue/Grey.
Their tel no. 0161 205 7631
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Re: Paint Colours

Postby Peter Spurrs » 25 Jul 2016 20:42

Paul - Thank you very much! I'll be in touch with them in the morning.
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Re: Paint Colours

Postby Richard Withington » 26 Jul 2016 15:47

Peter,
I have just been following up similarly, HMG have sent me a message with prices for quantities of tins, prices from £17.24 for 1, down to £6.06 for order of 10.
Presume this may be plus post etc. but it occurs to me that a number of us will want to do this over the winter and if we combine our order it makes the price reasonable.
If you and others are interested then we could place a bulk order ?
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Re: Paint Colours

Postby Peter Spurrs » 26 Jul 2016 17:10

Richard,
Impetuous soul that I am, I've already been in and ordered three aerosol cans of Rover Burnt Grey code 027. The undercoat is BDX Primer, also in grey.
If you want to piggy-back on my order and take advantage of any lower pricing that comes from it, please do so. All I ask is that you put it on your own credit card. :-)
The sales chap I spoke to was Chris and the order placed at about 14.00 today.
Best regards,
Peter
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Re: Paint Colours

Postby Victor Smith » 27 Jul 2016 09:25

Peter & Richard,
I am interested in refreshing my air cleaners and claws and will be pleased to join your bulk order. Two questions: will a single aerosol can of undercoat and two cans of top coat be sufficient and second what is the price?
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Re: Paint Colours

Postby Peter Spurrs » 27 Jul 2016 10:09

Victor,
I ordered three cans of each of the undercoat and topcoat and it came to £60+ including something like £10 or £12 for postage. My guess is that one can might be enough, but two certainly would. I bought three as an insurance in case of messing it up.
Best regards, Peter
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Re: Paint Colours

Postby Peter Spurrs » 08 Jun 2017 06:41

After a very long delay, I have finally started the job of redoing the air intake system. Getting off the old paint was very messy, but ultimately successful. The undercoat went on nicely too. The top coat, however, is nothing near the colour it should be. It is dark brown, not a silver-grey. Fortunately, I tried it on the inside of the pedal box (it had to come off because I'm replacing the throttle cable), so nothing is visible.
Beware!
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