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Old 10-02-2011, 10:36 PM
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Wanna paint my valve cover.

So I wanna paint my valve cover. Can someone tell me exactly what I'll need? I'm thinking that I wanna paint the valve cover blue and the spark plug cover white. What you think?
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Re: Wanna paint my valve cover.

Paint it whatever color you wish.

There are some writeups out there on how to do it.


You need to strip it with aircraft paint remover - clean it up and tape off the sparkplug holes and breather tube holes. Then primer and paint whatever color you want.


That's all there is to it. get new gaskets and toss it back on. There are a few tricks to polishing the lettering but thats just some extra stuff if you wanted to do so.
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Re: Wanna paint my valve cover.

Cool man, I just needed to see how much it was going to cost and stuff. thanks!
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Re: Wanna paint my valve cover.

You can easily do it for about 30 bucks. It`s a fun thing to do and you can get very creative especially if you your an artist.

What you will need. Aircraft paint remover ($6-10), metal wire brush(small and medium size to get into those small spots($3-5), thick gloves($2), sandpaper fine grit for a smooth finish, 1 can of primer( rustoleum is good) 1 can of whatever color high tempeture rustoleum, 1 can of whatever color you want for the spark plug cover. You DONT need any clear coat really gloss paint should be more than good enough.

1. put aircraft remover let it work for whatever time indicated
2. remove it with the wire brush
3. repeat steps 1-2 for those spots that didnt remove the paint completely
4. sand it the whole VC down with fine grit for a smooth finish
5 spray the whole vc with primer. (Make sher you masked with tape anything you dont want painted(spark plug holes and anything that will be subject to motor oil and etc)
6. then spray your choice of paint with light coats. take your time and dont get to close with the can. You dotn want any drips or overspray it will just make it harder and frustrating.
7. reaply one more layer of paint.
8. let dry for over night and done. YOU WILL WANT TO DOTHIS WITH THE VC OF THE CAR. So make sher you wont have to drive it for the day and let it dry overnight.

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Re: Wanna paint my valve cover.

Cool, thats what I was looking for. You helped me a bunch. Thanks man.
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Re: Wanna paint my valve cover.

how do I remove my valve cover? sorry, not really used to working in the engine bay
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Re: Wanna paint my valve cover.

Make sure you replace your valve cover gasket.. You already have it off.. Might as well. A friend of mine "forgot" to put his back on when he installed the valve cover and damn near set his car on fire.
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