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Old 03-13-2006, 09:19 PM   #1
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I have some questions, i want to plain my valve cover but i dont really know anything about the process. I know you have 2 sand the original pain off and stuff but i dont know what type of paint to use......or is painting them a bad idea??
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Old 03-13-2006, 09:20 PM   #2
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i don't know what paint to use but i would get aircraft paint stripper from the local auto store instead of sanding it.
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Old 03-13-2006, 09:28 PM   #3
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Yeah get that aircraft paint remover along with some plastic scrapers..And there is a paint called VHT wrinkle paint..It looks almost the same as the stock style painted covers..I re-did mine in black and it looks great..No I dont have pics,,But there are alot on here floating around..

I bought the aircraft paint remover from walmart and the paint from jegs.com
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Duplicolor Hi-Heat paint always works for me.
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aircraft remover is amazing, u spray it on and wait like 10 minutes, and you can literally wipe the paint off with a cloth. and use thermal paint for the cover, itll last longer
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Here's a good article on the process

http://www.team-integra.net/se...D=515
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Here's a good article on the process

http://www.team-integra.net/se...D=515
Good article, Bookmarked!
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Old 03-14-2006, 06:26 PM   #8
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I used Aircraft Remover for my valve cover. I used a wire brush to get the excess original paint off after the Aircraft Remover. Then i used high temp primer and spray paint from Schucks (can't remember brand).

the color looked great to me, and i never heard anything negative about. Just take your time painting it, and don't do it anywhere cold.
In retrospect i wished i had done red wrinkle paint, but, live and learn.
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Old 03-14-2006, 06:42 PM   #9
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In retrospect i wished i had done red wrinkle paint, but, live and learn.
You still can, though. No?
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Old 03-14-2006, 07:59 PM   #10
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contact the guy with this web site (hes on HT), http://www.trgcoating.com/

im getting mine done by him, black chrome:
http://www.trgcoating.com/color_chart.php same head too
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As everyone else is saying use aircraft stripper to remove the old paint. Then any type of high temp paint will work fine
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Old 03-14-2006, 09:06 PM   #12
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You still can, though. No?
could if i still owned it. Look at my sig.
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Old 03-14-2006, 11:08 PM   #13
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Nice link.
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Old 03-15-2006, 03:27 AM   #14
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I used Aircraft Remover/Stripper and then Painted My Valve Cover AND my Intake w/ High Temp Gloss Black spray paint.



Sold that Valve Cover tho and now Im rockin an ITR Valve Cover.
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wrinkle black i got from autozone;


hella dirty though, once it warms up she needs a bath.
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In retrospect i wished i had done red wrinkle paint, but, live and learn.
an LS type RRRRRR what what
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wrinkle paint looks the best!!
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Old 03-15-2006, 09:15 AM   #18
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For your own time and effort to remove the paint, paint it (various layers, etc) check with a local powdercoating place. Up here in Canada our local powdercoater did an AMAZING job on a DOHC valve cover for $50

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Forgot to mention that that price also included stripping of the old paint.

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For your own time and effort to remove the paint, paint it (various layers, etc) check with a local powdercoating place. Up here in Canada our local powdercoater did an AMAZING job on a DOHC valve cover for $50

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Is that company in victoria or vancouver? Im intrested in having that done, do they provide the paint as well?? Please let me know which shop your talking about.
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The company is called Island Powdercoating. They are located in Langford ( a subdivision of Victoria, B.C. Vancouver Island ).

Turnaround time was about 3 days. They supplied EVERYTHING and have way too many colour choices to list.
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Quick tip, coat areas with vasoline if you dont want the paint sticking to it. Such as the nipple for the valve cover vent. Also, take a drum sander attachment for your dremel and hit the lettering on the valve cover with it after you are finished painting. Gives it a mice shinny contrast with the paint.
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Old 03-15-2006, 11:44 AM   #23
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I got mine powdercoated. The paint was chipping, so I got a hookup for powdercoating mine. It was $20 plus an old turbo timer and shipping. If anyone is interested, I can send you his way. His normal rate is $50 plus the shipping back and forth.




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The company is called Island Powdercoating. They are located in Langford ( a subdivision of Victoria, B.C. Vancouver Island ).

Turnaround time was about 3 days. They supplied EVERYTHING and have way too many colour choices to list.
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Do you know of any places in vancouver that do this? Sounds like a good deal, and color choices are good too
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well i just sprayed over my car, and that same paint was what i used to spray over the valve cover.
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