What is the "original" color of the valve covers for the 7 M GTE? Didn't have a light gray / charcoal tint or hue to them? I don't think it was plain silver/aluminum color, with red stripes was it? Anyone have a picture??
Back in the day we called it "Honda Red". They were definitely orange with any age at all. I had a red Super Hawk (CB77) ended up chroming the who thing and traded it even for a same-year Harley Sportster (XLH).Yes, you could argue that they are reddish orange, or orange with a slight red tinge, but to my eye they are orange.
Bingo! that is my answer,.. Thank you Piratetip, I thought for sure it did have a grey hue. Your picture confirms it along with what you said, about it being the first time. I'm glad you mentioned the finish flaking off, that helped. Do you know how the finish was done?Yeah it's factory, probably was the first time that engine was out.
You can see a couple areas on the top where the greyish color is flaking off.
Underneath the paint flaking off is just the natural aluminum finish.
My car has been Porsche Seal Grey for so long, I'd forgotten that it was originally black. I like a black bay, so I kept up, just touching up a little. That first pic really throws it in my face... F***ing beautiful My engine bay will never look OEM again, as much as I might try, certain things disappear for various reasons, like catch cans and standalones Hack. Hack. Hack....VERY!!! nice! tooo bad my car doesn't look like that. I see the top pictures are a right hand drive car. I see the valve covers have the greyish tint like I thought. I'd like to make them like that.