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Correct colours

Post by aikmanmosquito » Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:20 pm

Not aiming for concours, but want my Capri close to original. What colours would the rear drums and manifold have been from the factory on a 1986 2.0 Laser?

I'm convinced the drums were a gun meal grey, but according to other sources they were a satin black? but definitely feel the manifold was a gun metal grey when straight out of the wrapper. Any help appreciated.

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Re: Correct colours

Post by Paul G » Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:51 am

I'm pretty sure the drums were satin black - but only one thin coat applied!

New manifolds weren't painted, just a light grey colouring to the surface which went rusty after a month or two anyway.

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Re: Correct colours

Post by stevemarl » Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:11 am

Paul G wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:51 am
I'm pretty sure the drums were satin black - but only one thin coat applied!

New manifolds weren't painted, just a light grey colouring to the surface which went rusty after a month or two anyway.
I`d second that, I`ve had from new and the drums had a very thin coat of matt/satin black. Getting anything to stick to the manifold for any period of time is very difficult though, the fact it`s got 30 years of corrosion plus the heat. Apparently some people find B&Q BBQ paint works? Grey woud be accurate.

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Re: Correct colours

Post by D366Y » Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:39 pm

You can get all sorts of high temperature paint, I got a cheapy one that was good up to 350degrees (apparently) but in my experience the manifold has been the hardest thing to keep the paint on as it gets much hotter than the rest of e car

If you wanted to Karius still make the original spec systems if you wanted new ones - cheap too

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Re: Correct colours

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:33 pm

A chap at the CCI Nationals had used stove paint on his manifold, that looked good and the paint had adhered well. Stove paint should be good for up to 600 degrees.
For the ultimate long-lasting coating you can have the manifold ceramic coated. Andrew (arnoldhar) has had his done and it looks superb.

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Re: Correct colours

Post by andyd » Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:36 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:33 pm
A chap at the CCI Nationals had used stove paint on his manifold, that looked good and the paint had adhered well. Stove paint should be good for up to 600 degrees.
For the ultimate long-lasting coating you can have the manifold ceramic coated. Andrew (arnoldhar) has had his done and it looks superb.

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Should have had my Sportex manifolds ceramic coated before they were fitted. I had long enough to get them done just didn't think of it at the time :?

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Re: Correct colours

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:48 pm

andyd wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:36 pm
I had long enough to get them done just didn't think of it at the time :?
I think the time to have it done is when the manifolds are new.
I borrowed Andrew's photo of his manifold:

ImageIMG_0506 by andrew harwood, on Flickr

Doesn't it look fantastic?

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Re: Correct colours

Post by andyd » Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:03 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:48 pm
andyd wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:36 pm
I had long enough to get them done just didn't think of it at the time :?
I think the time to have it done is when the manifolds are new.
I borrowed Andrew's photo of his manifold:

ImageIMG_0506 by andrew harwood, on Flickr

Doesn't it look fantastic?

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:agree: I won't be removing them to do it now!

Yes they look great, and you can choose from several colours I think.

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Re: Correct colours

Post by Fordman22 » Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:59 pm

Hi there just picked up a 2.8i special 1984 any one know what colour it is its a dark blue just got a code of 5 5 on the plate :?: please help

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Re: Correct colours

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:35 pm

Fordman22 wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:59 pm
Hi there just picked up a 2.8i special 1984 any one know what colour it is its a dark blue just got a code of 5 5 on the plate :?: please help
Hi,
There might be a sticker under the boot floor with the name of the colour.
Alternatively, post a photo of the car on here and somebody will be able to tell you what colour it is.
I think it might be either Mineral or Cobalt blue.

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Re: Correct colours

Post by stevemarl » Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:31 pm

Just off the top of my head it`s not S 5 is it, as I`m sure mineral Blue is something like that?

(Edit: just checked and Mineral is s3. Sorry!)

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Re: Correct colours

Post by Fordman22 » Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:01 am

Any idea on the colour of this one folks 84 2.8i special thanks
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Re: Correct colours

Post by Fordman22 » Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:46 am

:?: any joy folks :?:

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Re: Correct colours

Post by Pas28i » Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:10 am

That looks like mineral blue!

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Re: Correct colours

Post by andyd » Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:24 am

Pas28i wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:10 am
That looks like mineral blue!
Could well be, but may be Caspian or Cobalt Blue?

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Re: Correct colours

Post by pbar » Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:52 am

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Re: Correct colours

Post by Lord Flasheart » Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:30 pm

Don't think its Cobalt blue, think that only had a limited run for 6 months or so in 1981.

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Re: Correct colours

Post by andyd » Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:05 pm

Lord Flasheart wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:30 pm
Don't think its Cobalt blue, think that only had a limited run for 6 months or so in 1981.
I thought it was a later colour but you are right it's early 80's.

Probably Mineral or Caspian then.

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Re: Correct colours

Post by Fordman22 » Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:32 am

Thanks guys going with mineral blue think Caspian blue was lighter :drive: :cheers:

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Re: Correct colours

Post by stevemarl » Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:16 am

I would say that was too light for mineral blue, looking at the lower 1/2 of wing/ round the arch?
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