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Offline Ashley

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Autolite distributor cap
« on: January 10, 2018, 03:14:34 PM »
After cleaning cap with mild soap and water the original black color appearance was removed with dirt. Anyone know of a product to renew the original color.   

Offline J_Speegle

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Re: Autolite distributor cap
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2018, 04:04:22 PM »
Yes they can age and change the exterior look. In some cases they turn a more slightly muddy color with a tint of brown while others (FoMoCo) ones can start showing some small chunks like Bakolite does.  If the insides are still in good condition have seen some that polish then clear but that normally does not fix the off color look. Others have tapped off the spark plug wire connection points (inside) and applied a thin full coat of black epoxy. No paint would be applied inside the cap 
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