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Old 06-07-2019, 05:50 PM   #1
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Cam/Rocker cover refurb possiblities

Hello everyone

I finally got round to pulling one of my cam covers off to check the condition. They look a bit tired and corroded, as do the bolts.

Before i go give Audi lots of money for new ones, is there anything i can do with the old ones? I want to keep it original as possible, so i would like to respray in a close match silver colour. My question is, can i get a durable finish with rattle cans? I was planing on getting a soda blaster maybe, to strip the old paint off.

What would be the best options for the bolts? It would be nice to have those look and stay OEM looking.

If i was to re-spray these, is it possible to get stickers made, to keep them looking original?












Thanks for any input. Fairly new to this side of things, more at home on the spanners but want to try my hand at this if it works out cheaper.
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If it were me I would replace the washers and rubber seals on the bolts and then get the cam covers and the bolts blasted. I would then rattle can the covers and leave the bolts as is.
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If it were me I would replace the washers and rubber seals on the bolts and then get the cam covers and the bolts blasted. I would then rattle can the covers and leave the bolts as is.
this is my only option. i called audi today and new ones are £326+ vat.....per side!
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this is my only option. i called audi today and new ones are £326+ vat.....per side!
326 for a set of washers?? Flipping heck I thought Dick Turpin died years ago.........
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326 for a set of washers?? Flipping heck I thought Dick Turpin died years ago.........


He is alive and well, and masquerading as an Audi parts advisor. Lol


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Try these boys

http://www.spoonerrestorations.co.uk

Get the cam cover completely refurbed and wait for it coming back to you.
Pricing is reasonable.
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Try these boys

http://www.spoonerrestorations.co.uk

Get the cam cover completely refurbed and wait for it coming back to you.
Pricing is reasonable.

sorry, i meant the covers themselves.

im going to have a go at doing them myself. will post results in here. theyre going into a deox c bath tonight hopefully!
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