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Painting valve cover...

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by Team_Asterisk, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. Team_Asterisk

    Team_Asterisk R0T0R WH0R3

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    Well, right now, I'm painting my valve cover. and I got it off, used aircraft stripper, sanded & wet-sanded it with 320grit. Then I thought that I don’t want to have those "sanding scratches" in it, so I stepped up to 600 grit.

    Now, when I look at it under light, it looks finely scratched head on, but feels REALLY smooth, and almost has a reflection on the flat parts when you look at it at a 30deg. angle.

    I bought some white plasti-kote engine enamel, (1000 degree) and it does not require primer, but I was wondering if I perhaps sanded the bare aluminum down too smooth? Should I go back over it with 320 grit again so the paint sticks better?
     
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    philyphreak2127 Back in the Game

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    no your good. don't worry about it.
     
  3. BrutalB83

    BrutalB83 Brutal Moderator Moderator VIP

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    I'd throw a few coats of clear on it when you're done with the color. It'll be more durable that way, probably last a few years longer.
     
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    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

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    yea.. while its still sticky spray 2-3 light coats of high temp clear on it.. it'll look better and be more durable
     
  5. Team_Asterisk

    Team_Asterisk R0T0R WH0R3

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    Fuck, I forgot to buy the hi-temp clear... But I'm not keeping this car forever, at least I hope I dont, so I'm not worried as long as it does not start chipping off within a month.

    I got this ride to repair it, fix all the little quirks, and sell it off for it's retail price, rather than the good deal I got for it, because the previous owner made the mistake of giving the ride to his girlfriend!:D
     
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