Scorpio valve cover paint

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Scorpio valve cover paint

Post by brokencase » Mon Dec 21, 2015 4:15 pm

Does anybody know where to get some paint that is a close color match for the Scorpio valve covers?

Reminds me of the early 1970's Evinrude Gold paint, which I can't seem to find as well.

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Re: Scorpio valve cover paint

Post by blugg » Wed Dec 23, 2015 7:06 pm

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Re: Scorpio valve cover paint

Post by brokencase » Mon Dec 28, 2015 1:45 pm

FWIW, Duplicolor BCC0425 "Light Almond Pearl" is pretty close to the original color.

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Re: Scorpio valve cover paint

Post by brokencase » Fri Jan 29, 2016 8:44 pm

Please ignore my original post. I happen to visit Saul Rivkin a few weeks ago and I find I am totally wrong.

Much to my astonishment, The Scorpio valve covers were originally silver!

To think, I've owned two Scorpios and never knew! They just yellow with age and turn gold.
What a surprise.

FWIW, Saul and others have the proper paint.

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Re: Scorpio valve cover paint

Post by FocusSVT » Sat Jan 30, 2016 1:06 am

Good to know, I didn't realize they were silver either!
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Re: Scorpio valve cover paint

Post by MerkurRS » Wed Feb 03, 2016 7:46 am

Yes- the correct colour is a shade of silver. This has been researched and the correct colour located. I do have some cans for sale, but inventory is declining.
Here are some pics:

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2012 Audi S4 Prestige, Black-Optics, APR tuned - runs low-11's
1989 Scorpio-White, a/t- a true survivor car!
1988 Scorpio - Burgundy, a/t- a low mileage survivor!
2004 VW Passat Sedan -W8 6-Speed
2003 VW Passat Variant W8 Auto
1970 Ford XL 390 ci. Convertible
1970 Ford XL 429-4v Convertible
2000 Excursion V10

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Re: Scorpio valve cover paint

Post by brokencase » Tue Feb 09, 2016 11:23 pm

Your engine label is ALMOST a correct reproduction. It is missing something. I can post a picture of my intact original to show you.
Do I have to use an off site image hosting service to post here?

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Re: Scorpio valve cover paint

Post by brokencase » Tue Feb 09, 2016 11:34 pm

Let us try this... See the matrix printed slashes and the hand signed date?
Maybe this changed over the years, but it's hard to tell if your original had it or not.

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Re: Scorpio valve cover paint

Post by blugg » Wed Feb 10, 2016 1:57 pm

Now that's some detective sulthing

Love Sauls Scorpio VC paint. Brings that crispy crisp factory fresh look in the correct color
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Re: Scorpio valve cover paint

Post by brokencase » Fri Feb 12, 2016 8:50 pm

I hate to say it, but now that I look closer, the characters in Saul's engine label don't look like the correct font either.
See how the "A" is pointy-er" at the top? and the "3"'s don't look the same. The characters in my label are taller.

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Re: Scorpio valve cover paint

Post by brokencase » Sat Feb 20, 2016 7:07 pm

Well, I pulled a sticker off of my valve cover and sprayed a test blotch of Saul's valve cover paint and I can proclaim it is a very close match. Thankyou Saul.

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Re: Scorpio valve cover paint

Post by MerkurRS » Sat May 14, 2016 1:29 am

brokencase wrote:I hate to say it, but now that I look closer, the characters in Saul's engine label don't look like the correct font either.
See how the "A" is pointy-er" at the top? and the "3"'s don't look the same. The characters in my label are taller.

Yes- I tried as much as I could to match the font with what I had. I am happy to update the file if you have an idea of what font that is? Interesting about that hand-written date mark! I can attest the later cars did not have that otherwise I would have included that. I have several emission certification labels to look at and will compare them. Perhaps my low mile 1988 has it and my end-of-the-run 1989 does not?
2012 Audi S4 Prestige, Black-Optics, APR tuned - runs low-11's
1989 Scorpio-White, a/t- a true survivor car!
1988 Scorpio - Burgundy, a/t- a low mileage survivor!
2004 VW Passat Sedan -W8 6-Speed
2003 VW Passat Variant W8 Auto
1970 Ford XL 390 ci. Convertible
1970 Ford XL 429-4v Convertible
2000 Excursion V10

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