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painting my valve cover

Discussion in 'Civic and del Sol - EG and EK' started by chrisdelsollover, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. chrisdelsollover

    chrisdelsollover badass

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    i want to know ectactly how to paint my d16z6 sohc vtec valve cover.step by step please?
     
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    theres been like 4 diy on here especially on sohc
     
  3. D16SiHatch

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    here is just one of the many writeups on the subject

    http://hondaswap.com/general-tech-articles/how-paint-valve-cover-86106/

    I've painted my valve cover's (yea as in plural lol) a couple times now so i have some experience. i just get bored of one color and decide to start all over again. i'm actually thinking of picking up another ls cover lol. i've gone through a few different shades at this point... first i'll show ya the 2 z6/y8 covers i have, and then the 2 ls valve covers.

    First i start by sandblasting the valve cover. this of course is assuming my friends in town and i can use the thing. if you don't have access to one you can always use paint/varnish stripper. aircraft stripper in the blue can is the best stuff to get. it will take some time, and its tedious if you want the end result to look nice, but it will get the job done. Then get some decent automotive primer, spray and let dry. for paint i generally use the gloss enamel paint which they sell at wal-mart. It's like $4-5 a can but its really good stuff. doesn't require a clear coat and it is quite shiney. one of em i did with a gloss metallic paint, and the color changing paint i bought as a 3 part kit online

    One of the sohc covers i did just for fun because my friend gave it to me for free, and i decided i wanted to see how gold would turn out lol. and the other was the one i used when i did my mini-me swap. it came out (eventually) really quite nice. i attempted to spray it with the crinkle paint and followed the directions exactly, but it ended up not working out the way i wanted it to. so i sandblasted the paint off so i would have a real nice surface to work with. and then i decided i could live with gloss red.

    And yea i took like all these pics with my camera phone, so bare with me on the pic quality lol

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    and these are the covers i've done for my b18b. in mostly chronological order i believe lol

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    ninja edit: oh and btw the cover up there that looks pink.. yea it was supposed to be candy apple red. you can see how the can lied about the color lol. that valve cover is now the one with the color-changing paint on it.
     
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    dude thats pretty sick lol
     
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    heres mine i just through together i will prolly redo it and take more time on it.
     

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    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

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    caboose USDM to the bone

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    haha casey did an awesome job yo! i just went to one6motorsports and bought my red type r valve cover lol
     
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    i love mine i used my car paint when i paintd my hatch and my aem intake.

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    thats a sweet lookin blue....:D
     
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    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

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    Here is mine.

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    Since everyoe else was posting theirs, I wish I had a pic of my LS VC, it was painted to look like a piece of swiss cheese.
     
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