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Old 04-30-2003, 02:06 PM   #1
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Default HOW TO: SHAVE AND PAINT VALVE COVER (56k? don't think so!)

Since i have posted pics of my custom valve covers that i sell i have recieved toooo many messages and emails asking if i could do their valve covers, i can but i decided to do a tech for people that want to try it on their own.

all you need is: available any car store
large sharp file
large file not as sharp
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my first attempt at paint stripping
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it will take a few coats of paint stripper, so keep at it
with all the paint stripped begin with the sharp file and go across the letters kepping the file flat and trying not to touch the vlave cover because that will cause deep scratches that you dont want. use the sander to minimize the scrathes
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as you get all the way down switch to the not sharp file and finish the job, and feel with your fingers, you will still see the honda sign but not feel it. sand if needed
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same thing with the dohc vtec. this is my personal valve cover so i decided to shave the small honda motor co. letters also
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no make sure the whole thing is clean and dry and your ready to paint! if you want to tape off all the spark plug holes and oil cap location, but because this is mine and not for a cutomer i did not do this, you wont see it anyways.
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no the trick is the paint, shake well, apply a heavy base coat, the wait 5-10 minutes and apply a second coat not as heavy, then wait 5-10 minutes and apply a third, please do at least 3 coats, if you do only one or two you will not get the wrinkle affect correctly.
do not touch for almost 2 days, the wrinkle will apear in about 1 hr.
here is mine after 5 hours.
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all done!!!
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you can also buy wrinkle red paint or even just paint over the wrinkle black any color.
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shaved eh? looks kinda hmmm weird. a good weird tho. wonder how a single cam cover would look shaved Click the image to open in full size.
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shaved eh? looks kinda hmmm weird. a good weird tho. wonder how a single cam cover would look shaved Click the image to open in full size.
i was bored one day and had an extra valve cover and experimented and it turned into a small money making idead. here is a single cam that i did for a customer. it is shaved and done in wrinkle red, exact same as type-r
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nice tutorial
do you think the shaved sections will kinda show up if I use a non-wrinkle paint?
I'm thinking of trying that
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looks nice! Click the image to open in full size.
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try use a sand blaster...
i did mine with it last time......
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how good does the wrinkle paint work if you don't shave the valve cover, does it look good around the honda or dohc, i was thinking painting it and sandign the lettering after
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i was bored one day and had an extra valve cover and experimented and it turned into a small money making idead. here is a single cam that i did for a customer. it is shaved and done in wrinkle red, exact same as type-r
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wow looks wicked yo !! Click the image to open in full size. thnkx for the pic
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how good does the wrinkle paint work if you don't shave the valve cover, does it look good around the honda or dohc, i was thinking painting it and sandign the lettering after
you can do it with out shaving, use grease or vasoline on the lettering or things you do not want to paint and after the paint is completly dried you can easily scrape it off. and i do use sand blasting to get stubborn paint off but it will not remove the lettering off the cover
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nice tutorial
do you think the shaved sections will kinda show up if I use a non-wrinkle paint?
I'm thinking of trying that
if you use non wrinkle paint make sure to sand the areas very smooth with the sander, if it is all samooth and there are no marks it will look nice, i have done some with non wrinkle paint, my favorite colors were gold and gunmateal available at autozone.
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if you use non wrinkle paint make sure to sand the areas very smooth with the sander, if it is all samooth and there are no marks it will look nice, i have done some with non wrinkle paint, my favorite colors were gold and gunmateal available at autozone.
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do you have any pics of the non-wrinkle painted ones?
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i find some pis of the non-wrinkle sahved for ya Click the image to open in full size.
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wow looking good Click the image to open in full size.
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looks good Click the image to open in full size. I've seen wrinkle black finish, but when I tried it it turned out horrible. Click the image to open in full size. Where do you get the wrinkle red paint? I've never seen it in the stores.
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check out smmit, they have vht wrinkle red, when you painted yours did you do at least 3 coats, the first time i did wrinkle it came out crappy too, because i only did two light coats.
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looks phatabulous Click the image to open in full size.
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i have another gsr valve cover that i am about to do in wrinkle red that i will sell so make an offers for it and i will paint and send pics and i will also have a single cam valve cover from a 99ex that i can do if someone wants to buy it, just tell me what color you want and give me a good price and its yours
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all you need is paint stripper from home depot buddy, makes life easier...just apply, wait til it bubbles then scrape it off
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