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Old 08-07-2004, 10:21 PM
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What poduct is the best for cleaning your valve cover completely before painting it? Mine was not painted so i don't need to strip paint...
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either strip it with air craft coating remover or sand blast it or put it in a vat.
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Default Re: WHAT IS THE BEST? (BrianDelSol)

Why do you want the best just to clean a valve cover? I would say brake cleaner or some Simple Green would clean it plenty. I've painted a few valve covers and all I did was strip the paint, sprayed it down with water and wiped it dry. Paint still holds even under a hot, turbocharged engine bay.
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aircraft remover
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Default Re: WHAT IS THE BEST? (BrianDelSol)

Depends on the valve cover... on my SOHC simple green didn't do ****. Works wonders on the rest engine bay though. to simple green. ^_^

If its the SOHC I think you could just use an SOS pad or something to get it clean, anyone disagree?
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i was gonna say brillo pad. but sos works also. it also creates a better surface for the paint to stick too. just make sure u rinse it good.
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aircraft remover. end of thread
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preping anything will need to be clean d..the surface roughen d up a bit..use a fine sandpaper..then the paint needs something to stick to..

prime with a heat resistent primer..then paint
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