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Old 04-14-2012, 03:57 PM   #1
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Painted valve covers

Ain't my plain black cable covers today at work
Whatcha think I love em
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Old 04-15-2012, 08:23 AM   #2
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Looks good brewski. Did you paint anything else or just the covers?
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:09 AM   #3
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Re: Painted valve covers

This looks great! I am planning on doing the same exact thing to mine. Im wondering, what paint did you use and did you have to special order it? I cant seem to find the right color at autozone.

Great Job!!
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Post some pics when you get them back on!...
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:17 AM   #5
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I got this color at autozone I'll take a picture of the can in a min and post it
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:19 AM   #6
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Here u go
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Post some pics when you get them back on!...
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:28 AM   #8
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Here's some pics
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Here's some pics
Looks super nice man! One quick question how is ure engine bay so clean!!
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:36 AM   #10
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Well a lot of it is I just did HCI then while was waiting on parts I cleaned all the wires/hoses etc on the aluminum cover I cleaned it with eagle ones mag wheel cleaner doesn't look as good in pics cause I just sprayed it down and the aluminum still is wet but looks new when it's dry
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Well a lot of it is I just did HCI then while was waiting on parts I cleaned all the wires/hoses etc on the aluminum cover I cleaned it with eagle ones mag wheel cleaner doesn't look as good in pics cause I just sprayed it down and the aluminum still is wet but looks new when it's dry
Oh ok got you. And how long did the job take to do the covers including taking them off and painting them and puttin them back on
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:44 AM   #12
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I don't know with out taking off intake cause it is very very tight fit but prob 2-3 hrs to take off and put back on
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Re: Painted valve covers

That looks really good. I was just looking at how to remove the valve covers to do this. Looks really easy.

How did you prep the valve covers? Did you clear coat them?
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Old 04-24-2012, 11:06 AM   #14
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I cleaned them very good with degreaser then scuffed them up cleaned again primer then paint no but if I was to do it again I'd clear coat
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Re: Painted valve covers

Yea, Im gonna clear coat it. Looks great tho! Especially with the Accufab plenum and that chrome piece above the alternator. Love it!
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Thanks I like it too lol
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Looks nice!.. Now I F***ing hate you, because now I have more ideas on what I want to do!.. Hahahahahahaha.
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That looks awesome! Thanks for the idea
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No problem. That's what we're here for ideas and opinions and sometimes just to be a smartass
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Seriously.
Looks great.
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Old 04-24-2012, 09:22 PM   #21
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Looks ridiculously good, wish I had the know-how to do that, I wouldnt know where to start. Any good you tube videos on taking apart valve covers? Or is it pretty difficult for a guy new to the car game?
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Old 04-24-2012, 09:30 PM   #22
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I have a quick question, I'm painting mine tmmrw but would I need to paint the inside of the valve covers? I would guess not right? Haha
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No ,no paint on the inside
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Man I want to do this but I would like to paint a dark shadow grey and include the intake manifold.
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Old 04-25-2012, 03:00 PM   #25
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Okay yeah that's what I thought anyways, I just wanted to make sure haha
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Re: Painted valve covers

im in love!!!
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