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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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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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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! Click the image to open in full size.
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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).
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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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In retrospect i wished i had done red wrinkle paint, but, live and learn.
You still can, though. No?
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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:
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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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I used Aircraft Remover/Stripper and then Painted My Valve Cover AND my Intake w/ High Temp Gloss Black spray paint.

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Sold that Valve Cover tho and now Im rockin an ITR Valve Cover.
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wrinkle black i got from autozone;
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hella dirty though, once it warms up she needs a bath.
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wrinkle paint looks the best!!
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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. Click the image to open in full size.
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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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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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Turnaround time was about 3 days. They supplied EVERYTHING and have way too many colour choices to list.
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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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