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painted my valve cover

Discussion in 'Body / Exterior / Interior / Cosmetics' started by sufikation, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. sufikation

    sufikation Active Member

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    i know its been done, but this was my first attempt. i just taped the letters and used a razor to get the fine cuts. its cool i like it. peace. }=)
     

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    ejclide Swapper for life!

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    looks good. Is it still wet in the pic?
     
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    sufikation Active Member

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    it was a bit tacky to the touch in the pic.
     
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    Nice I just painted mine as well. Good job.
     
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    91accordwithwork kid that everyone loves!

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    nice i just painted mine what kinda paint did u used?
     
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    i used engine paint, rated up to like 500 degrees or something like that.
     
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    91accordwithwork kid that everyone loves!

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    o nice i used 1300 - 2000 degrees rated
     
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    I just painted mine with some VHT wrinkle red came out nice
     
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    Hey i was there..look at my pic..we did a awesome job for are first time and red..lol KOv
     
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    to make things easier you can just leave the letters un-taped, after paint has dried, take 400 grit wet/dry paper and a sanding block and wet sand the letters. will remove all the paint off of them and leave you with a really nice brushed finish with sharp clean edges around the letters.
     
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    I'll take the wet sanding into consideration when/if i decide to paint my valve cover. Btw Op, that valve cover's beautiful.
     
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    ty }=)
     
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    no problem. I'm curious. What made you choose red?
     
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    i was in too big of a hurry to wait for black to come in. the store i went to was out so i went with red...its nothing a little elbow grease wont remove if i want to do it different later.
     
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    Dunno. I'd just keep it red. Depending on the color of the car.
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    shoulda gone purple. i painted mine with plane old duplicolor. still looks like new months later.
     
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    looks good!
     
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    capricefrk013 is waiting for summer

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    Looks good.
    I like the idea with the sanding block. I never woulda thought of that.
    Mine was repainted using flat BBQ paint. Still looks good for being done 3 years ago.
     
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    where did you get that type of red b/c i tried to paint my but the red that i used was not a reeal red one it end up lihe orange,
     
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