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Where do you guys find a replacement yellow decal on the air cleaner? Mine was all cracked up.
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My cover was so badly tarnished and pitted that I decided to put a wrinkle finish black powder coat on it just to hide the ugly. Instead of hiding the ugly it came out a shinny black that enhanced the ugly.

I guess concours is out of the question.

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Ah, the old enamel baking dish look. You might start a new trend!
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Ah, the old enamel baking dish look. You might start a new trend!

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I had pretty good luck using this stuff....
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Wenol worked pretty well on mine. Dealer ordered a new sticker.
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That is awesome. I was thinking the same thing....give it a crinkle finish but maybe in matte black instead.
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i did keep cleaning it with Autoglym metal polish

just because that's what I have hanging about. It oxidizes again every few seasons. After last year's chain-fest, and as I had it off the car, I shined it up so the patina looked clean, and then shot it a few coats of HT clear lacquer. I'm bored of shining aluminium as a regular chore. but i do like shiny patina.

Content warning. Lots of red in there.
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That is awesome. I was thinking the same thing....give it a crinkle finish but maybe in matte black instead.
In the spirit of stupid is as stupid does, I have an admission to make. What you saw in the picture was the second time I powder coated the cover. The first time I used mirror finish black but the pitting was so bad on the metal that the mirror finish looked terrible. So I sandblasted off the powder coat right down to bare metal and re-powder coated the cover. Now for the admission... I meant to use matte black the second time but mistakenly used mirror again. You can't really tell when applying the powder, so when it came out of the oven and looked exactly the same as it did before I spent an hour sandblasting it, I decided to leave it gloss wrinkle finish.

Now that I've outed myself I'll have no choice but to sandblast it again and go with matte black. Doh!
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