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painting my valve cover..

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' 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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    do it diffrent i say green or mabe turn it into a sega genssis controler or nintendo like that one guy lol
     
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    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

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    no controllers.. the problem is finding the colors i'm thinking of...
     
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    formby learning in progress

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    they have a black/goldish maybe bronze combination powder coat that looks good.
     
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    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

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    i'll have to look into how much it costs to powdercoat.. i'm only planning on a DIY though
     
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    Polish that bish.
     
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    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

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    i actually thought about that.. but it would need to be kept up regularly and thats not something i'm looking to do
     
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    send it to me, i'll have it done for you for free. ;) any color. and btw how was Santa Cruz?
     
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    go buy some dupli-color chrome...and dupli-color anodized paint of whatever color you want...chrome it first...then paint the color over it...of course after you have sanded and prepped it for painting

    here is my buddys 350z that he did himself...and ill be doing the same with mine...once i get it running again...lol
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    thats pretty pimp!
     
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    formby learning in progress

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    me too?:rolleyes:
     
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    Black Widow g2 *princess*

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    yes... any color. :) Free. And... seriously... what's the big deal with Scarface? I've seen the movie, but why the hype over a 30 year old flick? I feel like I missed something... or maybe it's because I'm not a guy.
     
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    I like it because of what it is, not the movie itself. I saw it and I wasn't impressed at all:(
     
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    hmmm.. i already bought some universal gold, but i'm gonna do a black coat first to try and darken it up a bit.. i'll be doing the one i'm taking off also.. i'll let you know when its off.. i'll probably take you up on your offer

    Santa Cruz was cool.. i officially hate the freeways up there.. hahah.. i got lost on the way there and on the way home.. dont ask me how.. i was following the directions.. but all the fuckin forks in the road and shit..
     
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    What color is your engine bay?

    Widow - It's mainly about respect. Yes, it was a great piece, but it inspired many other movies. It's a classic =D. Oh, and it as sex, drugs, and violence. Need I say more?
     
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    the bay is white..
     
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    Well, anything will go with white =D. Go for lime green =X
     
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    already bought gold paint
     
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