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Painting valve cover

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by ovcrash, May 16, 2004.

  1. ovcrash

    ovcrash Senior Member

    Ok, i've done a search and can't find anything on how to paint my valve cover. anyone has a "how-to" or a "article" on how to paint the valve cover, what do you need (*beside paint!!*), and what to do, and what to not do?

  2. projectxspeed

    projectxspeed Senior Member

    bump for a question I also share
  3. h22bubbleback

    h22bubbleback Senior Member

    sand/chip away black coating, prime,paint w/ high temp resistent paint :shrug:
  4. dohch22a4

    dohch22a4 Senior Member

    Actually, the black paint acts as a pretty decent primer, just make sure to get rid of any big chips or cracks in it. Wash it down with dish soap to get all the old crap off of it and spray it down with water. Next, use an air compressor to spray off all the extra crap and dry it. Spray it with whatever color you want, but make sure it is high temp engine block paint. Spray the first coat, wait 15-20, spray another, wait 30, spray another, wait 30, spray the last and wait about three hours. Bolt it all back on, making sure that your old valvecover gasket is still good and positioned correctly and you're good to go.
  5. ovcrash

    ovcrash Senior Member

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