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How to Paint a Valve Cover

Discussion in 'General Tech Articles' started by eg6sir, Apr 6, 2007.

  1. eg6sir

    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

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    alright.. i just got a spare valve cover off ebay and its getting sandblasted this afternoon.. not really sure on what color i should do.. no, i dont want wrinkle red... i was thinking of a gold color.. or an olive green or something.. .. what do you think?? i'll be doing the letters and the spark plug cover black

    here is a pic of it now..
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    i will post pics of the progress

    ok, here it is after being sandblasted
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    got the spark plug holes taped up so no paint hits them and i got the letters sprayed black

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    all the essential equipment necessary to complete the task.. yes, including the Corona
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    got the letters taped off... i got lazy so i only did the DOHC VTEC.. the Honda Motor Co. would have taken forever
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    put on my coat of low gloss black
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    got her all sprayed up.. waiting for it to dry
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    sun does wonders when drying paint
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    and here is the finished product
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    *UPDATE* 4/9/07

    got the letters back to black, not sure if its staying though..
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    and here is one of it with the spark plug cover painted black also..
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  2. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    pics attached in case links die...
     

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  3. ThatGuy4life

    ThatGuy4life The Riced Sleeper

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    Here you go Pissedoff

    I Went from this
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    To this
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    All made possible by EG6 letting me borrow his vc so I could put it on me engine while I painted this one

    I originally started with black lettering but didn't like the way it looked on the blue so this is what I came out with
     

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