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    Guys I'm interested in your thoughts.
    Below is a picture of the Dauphine G Rocker Cover. I cleaned it up a bit today but it is still pitted and a bit grotty.
    Should I simply take to it with a silver pressure pack or are there better options to make it shiny and new?

    Cheers....Paul

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    You could get it media blasted. It will come up like new.

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    Wet blast. Talk to Car Nut, he has a machine.

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    Media blasting often leaves alloys a satin grey colour.
    You could try sanding it with progressively finer sandpaper and polish it to a shiny finish. Alloy can usually be polished up to a near chrome finish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by G4ME View Post
    Guys I'm interested in your thoughts.
    Below is a picture of the Dauphine G Rocker Cover. I cleaned it up a bit today but it is still pitted and a bit grotty.
    Should I simply take to it with a silver pressure pack or are there better options to make it shiny and new?

    Cheers....Paul

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    That's an interesting rocker cover - personally I've never seen one like it. The French Record ones used a special oil filler cap but yours uses the standard one, like mine on the 1951 4CV, which is the same head essentially (see photo). AFAIK, mine is Oz made, and very nicely done too.

    I wonder what yours is? It almost looks like a one-off - have you any idea where it came from?

    You'll see the manifolding has improved totally over the years!

    I'd go for a serious tidy-up. It's the first thing you see when the lid comes up.
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    Check the photos here to see what wet blasting can do to alloy

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    Hi John,
    I believe it is from an Alpine. Dave did tell me but I can't remember Alpine 106 or 104???
    Yeah I agree it needs to be shinier and a feature item.

    I've just sent Carnut a private mail about Wetblasting. Thanks everyone for the suggestions.

    Cheers...Paul
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    Quote Originally Posted by G4ME View Post
    Hi John,
    I believe it is from an Alpine. Dave did tell me but I can't remember Alpine 106 or 104???
    Yeah I agree it needs to be shinier and a feature item.

    I've just sent Carnut a private mail about Wetblasting. Thanks everyone for the suggestions.

    Cheers...Paul
    Wow - rare as hens' teeth if it is from an A104/6. Thanks for the info. Mine looks really nice unpolished as an even grey - sort of fine controlled roughness, in my eyes anyway! Yours will look great without the blemishes for sure.
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    I'm with KB. I'd rub it back and polish it like chrome, or have it done ....

    Another option would be to paint it wrinkle finish black and polish the tops of the fins.
    cheers,

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnW View Post
    Wow - rare as hens' teeth if it is from an A104/6. Thanks for the info. Mine looks really nice unpolished as an even grey - sort of fine controlled roughness, in my eyes anyway! Yours will look great without the blemishes for sure.
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    I have one on my G also ,I just polished it and painted some silver between the ribs

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    I have one on my G also ,I just polished it and painted some silver between the ribs
    Aha, yours is the same as mine on the 4CV, not the same as the one on G4ME's.
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    All done.
    Peter offered to give it a light sandblast and then we put some Clear coat on it. I reckon it looks good now.
    Thanks go to Peter R and also to Carnut for the offer of help.
    Cheers...
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    Looks great. I think with such a porous casting the clear coat is a really good idea.

    Curious how many different alloy covers have been made here and there over the years.

    Cheers
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