Discussion in 'Body / Exterior / Interior / Cosmetics' started by DESPAIN, Aug 19, 2009.
How much should a nice vave cover paint job cost me? Anyone have any experiance in this? What paint?
I really want a nice job. With good paint not a 5$ can of spray. And i have axcess to a sand blaster...... I might just sand blast it down to bare metal and have a pro shoot a few coats. I was thinking maybe white but that will be hard to keep clean
def get it sandblasted..
i just did a cover yesterday..
i did an anodized color..so i paid $6 for a small can of chrome..$10 for a normal sized can of anodized red..had i done primer it would have cost $10..and then the clear is $10
i opted to not use the clear because for some reason everytime i use it it fogs up..
you can do the cover yourself..
umm, no.. i suggest not using a sandblaster, it'll leave sand in the oil baffles.. ask me how i know..
if you want nice, strip is w/ some aircraft stripper and have it powdercoated
YEAH I WAS THINKING POWDER COAT TOO....... i am sure i can sand blast it as long as i clean it very well....soap and water.....
he could tape it all off and sandblast..but yes aircraft stripped FTW(i used it yesterday) and powdercoat would be nice..but it does get costly
i am sure i can get it sprayed for about 50$$$$
well, lets put it this way.. i flushed the inside out at least 50 times w/ water.. each time a little more sand came out.. its not something i would risk seeing that you'll be putting it on top of your motor.. 1 grain of sand can do a lot of damage
.. $50 is expensive i think... a place here charges $25/ wheel to powdercoat.. i'm sure a VC would be cheaper
Duplicolor auto paint is pretty quality stuff. But yea, I'd go powdercoating. A place I know in Columbus only charged me $25 to strip my intake manifold for the camaro and then powdercoated it chrome for the top and cleared the base. Theres a whole lot of colors out now. A lot of good metalics are making there way in the line-up at quality places.
so glad my valvecover doesnt have baffles.
I did this...
...with just paint stripper, sand paper, and spray paint. And that's the first one I ever did. Its really not that hard to paint it yourself. If you're not mentally retarded or a cripple, then I'd say give it a go.
If you decide to have someone else do it though, I agree with what everyone else said. $50 is too much, and get it powdercoated...
iam going to do some calling around today and get some prices
im about to post the one i did..shit looks like candy
I used VHT wrinkle red came out great then sanded the honda lettering
I use a 5 dollar can of paintstripper and a 13 dollar can of VHT wrinkle paint..yeah its a d15b non vtec type R. I also painted my corner and bumper light..
Just remember, A lot of these paints are not made to stand up to high heat.
if your going spray can direction, opt for high heat primer and paint (you dont really need clear). You will be limited on color choices though.
As far as Auto based paint, i would stay away form it, it may last a year, but with the heat, it wont last much longer, it breaks down lacquer and urethane pretty quick. it will look like the b18(da) or d15(ef or eg) valve covers now from back in the day.
powdercoating is the way to go. it will stand up to the heat off the motor and a little more abuse under the hood.
I also used the VHT Wrinkle Plus paint on mine, I'm giggle happy with it.
Powder coating is 100x better than any paint, but I don't have a powder coater in the area. So I would have had to ship it off and have it done and ship it back, blah blah.. Not keeping this motor very long, so I tried the vht. Good stuff so far.
And I sand blasted mine, but had taped off the baffles. Still got some sand in there, had to flush it eleventy billion times with warm soapy water.
yeah,the VHT wrinkle paint is a high temp engine enamel.
or you can just used the writeup that E did last year or year before last, I think there are 2 VC's in it his & mind. I think I had to have him send me a spare vc to use while I painted mine. let me see if I can find the thread still
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