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Painting Valve Covers

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 10:18 pm
by Red97
I just want to know if anyone has painted their valve cover? What did you use, and how did it come out? Any ideas would be great!!

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 10:45 pm
by ubengineering
had it beaded (better than sandblasting) down by my motor shop for 20 bux, painted it with duplicolor high heat/primer, and sanded down the 2.0 to really make it stand out, ill put pics up wen im not lazy lol

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 5:49 pm
by rlneon
I sand blasted it and painted it with high heat engine paint (Ford Red) and then Painted the SOHC 2.0 with high heat white. Most auto parts stores have the high heat paint in jsut about any color you could want. I will get some picture in a couple days.

Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 5:38 am
by uta_flyinghigh
I have red Foliatec brake-caliper paint leftover from another project. Would that work ?

UTA

Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 8:46 am
by rlneon
uta_flyinghigh wrote:I have red Foliatec brake-caliper paint leftover from another project. Would that work ?

UTA

It should work as long as it is high heat paint.

Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 3:16 pm
by 98moparR/T
check out my r/ts garage, and tell me what you think of my valve cover it only cost me like 10 bucks in total

Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 3:31 pm
by vielecustoms
I used a wire wheel on my grinder and took everything off and than went over it with some fine sandpaper. cleaned everything off with thinners. 4 coats of primer and 3 coats of color sanded the letters down, and a coat of clear. all duplicolor hi temp.

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sorry about the mess I am getting ready to take her apart.

Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 7:16 pm
by BlueR/T
i used high temp primer and paint, then wire brushed the lettering, it's a little oily in this pic but you get the idea
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Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2007 5:14 pm
by afireinside4848
vielecustoms wrote:I used a wire wheel on my grinder and took everything off and than went over it with some fine sandpaper. cleaned everything off with thinners. 4 coats of primer and 3 coats of color sanded the letters down, and a coat of clear. all duplicolor hi temp.

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sorry about the mess I am getting ready to take her apart.
mine turned out close to this(shade tiny nit darker) with a can of cheap primer and spray paint. it just chisp real easy.

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2007 8:55 am
by vielecustoms
afireinside4848 wrote:
vielecustoms wrote:I used a wire wheel on my grinder and took everything off and than went over it with some fine sandpaper. cleaned everything off with thinners. 4 coats of primer and 3 coats of color sanded the letters down, and a coat of clear. all duplicolor hi temp.

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sorry about the mess I am getting ready to take her apart.
mine turned out close to this(shade tiny nit darker) with a can of cheap primer and spray paint. it just chisp real easy.
:lol: it does chip very easy... I had the bright Idea to do the harmonic balencer... after beating it a little to get it on, it looked like crap.

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 12:53 am
by afireinside4848
vielecustoms wrote:
afireinside4848 wrote:
vielecustoms wrote:I used a wire wheel on my grinder and took everything off and than went over it with some fine sandpaper. cleaned everything off with thinners. 4 coats of primer and 3 coats of color sanded the letters down, and a coat of clear. all duplicolor hi temp.

Image

sorry about the mess I am getting ready to take her apart.
mine turned out close to this(shade tiny nit darker) with a can of cheap primer and spray paint. it just chisp real easy.
:lol: it does chip very easy... I had the bright Idea to do the harmonic balencer... after beating it a little to get it on, it looked like crap.
lol ya half my parts i paint get scraped up by the time they are on.I had my transmission painted nice red but the time it was on it looked like i threw it down a rocky hill.

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 11:31 am
by 98moparR/T
you painted your tranny? hell I dont even wanna take the time to look at mine besides paint it

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 1:22 pm
by vielecustoms
:lol: try doing the whole engine and tranny out of a semi truck. after a week or two scrapeing and washing all the god knows what off you can finally see the part and start sanding. :lol:
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after putting two years into this I am going to kick my father in the nuts if he don't finish it soon. :lol:

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 7:54 pm
by rlneon
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painted letters white

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 3:28 am
by uta_flyinghigh
Very very stupid question. How do you take off the valve cover and what's underneath ?

UTA