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Old 02-24-2013, 06:35 PM   #1
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Has anyone painted there valve covers? Kinda thinking of doing this, thinking of painting mine Ford engine blue or the same as the exterior paint.
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Has anyone painted there valve covers? Kinda thinking of doing this, thinking of painting mine Ford engine blue or the same as the exterior paint.
High engine enamel paint. It'll work. Or get it powder coated.
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Has anyone painted there valve covers? Kinda thinking of doing this, thinking of painting mine Ford engine blue or the same as the exterior paint.
What I did when I had my motor out I painted timing cover , and painted the middle of the valve covers ( stripe ) ford blue. Looked champ ! I used engine paint and it didn't chip



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What brand did you use? VHT, dupli color, rust oleum,...etc. did you primer it first? Thanks for the pics.
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What brand did you use? VHT, dupli color, rust oleum,...etc. did you primer it first? Thanks for the pics.
Just Whatever was at autozone Lol and no primer
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I painted mine with high temp rustoleum from autozone
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I painted mine with high temp rustoleum from autozone
Look nice, what color blue is that?
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It's rust-oleum high heat flat blue
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I want to do this also, is it hard to remove everything to get to the covers?
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I want to do this also, is it hard to remove everything to get to the covers?
Lol removing valve covers aren't worth the trouble .. Lets just say that

Painting them on heads would be a good idea

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Clutch cable may be in the way
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Lol removing valve covers aren't worth the trouble .. Lets just say that

Painting them on heads would be a good idea

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Clutch cable may be in the way
Lol ok. Hmm so just removing the intake and painting them while they are on. Hey slow I'm also goin to dip my whole car soon, I bought a few gallons and have a gun. I'm preety familiar with using it and applying it but I have never done a full car. Any tips or things that you ran into that you can think of?
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Lol ok. Hmm so just removing the intake and painting them while they are on. Hey slow I'm also goin to dip my whole car soon, I bought a few gallons and have a gun. I'm preety familiar with using it and applying it but I have never done a full car. Any tips or things that you ran into that you can think of?
Buy their prep , and apply it after washing the car with dish soap and water ..after that mask and paint. Good luck
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So removing the valve covers is pretty tuff to do?
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So removing the valve covers is pretty tuff to do?
On a 4v it is... A 2v isnt that hard to take off
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On a 4v it is... A 2v isnt that hard to take off
how do u take it off on a 2v
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how do u take it off on a 2v
Im guessing swivels are gonna be a good friend on this project.
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how do u take it off on a 2v
The driverside is pretty easy... The passenger side is somewhat difficult, have to take off the intake tube, and all the other stuff that is setting on top or over the valve cover
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The driverside is pretty easy... The passenger side is somewhat difficult, have to take off the intake tube, and all the other stuff that is setting on top or over the valve cover
It's really not that rough to do. I've done them both in under a hour.
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Im doing my intake manifold so i figured id paint my valve covers while im in there. It was very tough getting some bolts out. The 2 on the end of driver and passenger were a real pain took about an hour but i had everything already out so i can drop the manifold in
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You can wrap them too like carbon fiber or whatever.
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I'm replacing valve cover gaskets I hope I get the time this weekend. I'll post the process and I'll paint the valve covers too while I'm doing it. How's that sound? I'll do a write up on it.
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I'm replacing valve cover gaskets I hope I get the time this weekend. I'll post the process and I'll paint the valve covers too while I'm doing it. How's that sound? I'll do a write up on it.

This would be great! Take pics please
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This would be great! Take pics please
Of course of course! I should hopefully have the time this weekend as long as all my parts come in. New plugs, msd wires and coil packs. I'll paint then red
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Red would be awesome. I'm wanting to do a big car show and enter the daily driver section and I think painting my valve covers would be awesome to show off. Also debating on painting my intake also.

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Red would be awesome. I'm wanting to do a big car show and enter the daily driver section and I think painting my valve covers would be awesome to show off. Also debating on painting my intake also.
I'm also going to clear coat everything i paint too.
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On a 4v it is... A 2v isnt that hard to take off
Are you on crack ?!

2V valve cover removal is a pain beyond a pain

I ended up smashing my driver side and getting new ones on my 2v

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Brake booster is in the way and clutch cable
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Are you on crack ?!

2V valve cover removal is a pain beyond a pain

I ended up smashing my driver side and getting new ones on my 2v

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Brake booster is in the way and clutch cable
Tbh, I didn't have that much trouble. I'll be doing mine this weekend. So I'll do a write up on it for everyone.

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Red would be awesome. I'm wanting to do a big car show and enter the daily driver section and I think painting my valve covers would be awesome to show off. Also debating on painting my intake also.

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I'm also going to clear coat everything i paint too.
Everything under the good will be red and chrome when I'm done. (Hopefully this weekend for the most part)
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Are you on crack ?!

2V valve cover removal is a pain beyond a pain

I ended up smashing my driver side and getting new ones on my 2v

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Brake booster is in the way and clutch cable
Ha ha, no... When you don't have a shop at your disposal you learn to work with what ya got... My first engine I changed heads, cams, and put in a new oil pump while the engine was still setting in the car.... And it was a pain in the a$$ , but I didn't have a engine hoist at the time
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Was really looking forward to the write up. Come through I wanna do it
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