1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

painting a valve cover

Discussion in 'Body / Exterior / Interior / Cosmetics' started by Civic_Tacoma, Oct 29, 2005.

  1. Civic_Tacoma

    Civic_Tacoma Member

    Messages:
    94
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2003
    Location:
    Tennessee
    I'm wanting to paint a spare valve cover that I have to match the color of my car. The problem I'm running into is that nobody makes a maroon/burgandy high temp paint. Could I use a high temp primer, then regular paint, and then a high temp clear to get the color I want? Or am I just screwed on color matching? Thanks.
     
  2. swanny

    swanny Senior Member

    Messages:
    3,779
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2003
    Location:
    buck teeth and government checks, PA
    The only way to know is to try. I would expect that it would be fine though, just make sure you sand it really well so the paint sticks.
     
  3. ripperbone

    ripperbone angry bear

    Messages:
    3,173
    Likes Received:
    8
    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2004
    Location:
    Oklahoma
    use aircraft stipper to strip your old paint off then use a 3m pad to scuff the valve cover. then use a silver high temp paint or get the metallic ground coat for the anodize paint as a primer. and let it sit for a week, then get the color of paint you want to match your car and spray it. let it dry for a couple of days and your good to go. the reason you have to let it sit a week after the base ground coat is if you mix paint you have the chance of it blistering. or you can find a powdercoater in your area and see if they have a color that is close to matching your car and get it powdercoated
     
  4. hcivic.com

    hcivic.com Senior Member

    Messages:
    4,571
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2003
    Location:
    Calgary Alberta canada
    just get it powder coated
     
  5. tab

    tab Super Moderator

    Messages:
    3,839
    Likes Received:
    46
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2003
    Location:
    Aberdeen, Washington State
    powdercoat it or paint it.

    Regular paint will hold up fine for a valve cover. The rattle can stuff doesn't like it when you spill oil on it. It discolors easy.

    I polished mine. It took several hours, but polished aluminum is nice.
     
  6. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

    Messages:
    16,127
    Likes Received:
    1,020
    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2003
    I know this guy has the same name on here, I can't find the thread on here about it. His name is mntdewred.


    Here's a link to his Civicland thread;

    http://forums.civicland.com/index.php?showtopic=6416

    There ya go. Send it to him, he'll clean it prep it and powdercoat it one-coat solid color for 25 bucks.
     
  7. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

    Messages:
    28,465
    Likes Received:
    228
    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2002
    Location:
    Dallas / Fort Worth, TX
    :werd:

    I think it might be more than $25 though.
     
  8. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

    Messages:
    16,127
    Likes Received:
    1,020
    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2003
    Well, shipping. probably.
     
Verification:
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page