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Old 06-26-2008, 06:39 PM   #1
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Default Anybody in Atlanta with a spare 1.8L valve cover?

I'm going to powdercoat mine but I don't want to have to rush it. Anybody have a spare from a parts car/motor I could borrow for a week or so? I could powdercoat it too before I gave it back as payment.

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Old 06-26-2008, 06:40 PM   #2
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I've got one you can borrow. Already coated, but you can use it for a week or two.
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Old 06-26-2008, 06:43 PM   #3
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Ugh, now I have to clean my garage up and decide what color(s) I want to do. What part of town are you in? I'm in Fairburn.
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Old 06-26-2008, 08:19 PM   #4
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Really far away from fairburn. Hamilton Mill. You might could meet me for lunch one day in Atlanta (chamblee--P'tree Ind/Clarimont Rd area).

Do you do the 'coating yourself? I might have something to do. Also I have a friend who wants to get an 01 cover coated. I should have one of those too in my garage.
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Yeah, I'd be doing it myself. I'm thinking of doing mirror black with mirror red lettering. What do you have that you'd want done? Do you have AIM?
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no, I don't do messengers except windows messenger which I have to use at work.

I don't have any parts to be 'coated right now, but probably will want some things done before I get my new engine together. That stuff is all in bags in boxes right now, and I don't feel like dealing with it for a while.
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Cool. I did my oil pan, accessory brackets and valve cover on my truck. Stuff that has/had oil in it sucks. If you don't clean them out 100% they smoke like a bastard
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edit: scratch that
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Thanks, Ben's only ~1hr away. Ben, I work in Little 5. Do you work in the area you suggested meeting?
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Old 06-26-2008, 09:03 PM   #10
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I'm more than 1 hr away because of traffic. Remember they'll have half of the connector shut down all weekend due to the resurfacing project. Yes, I work in Chamblee, usually take lunch around noon give or take.
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Ben, how long are you going to not need that spare? Since he's so local to me, I might sneak mine in too.

quadmasta, I'm in Palmetto. How much would you want for a coating job? Just want it in red. Would like to have the letters in black, but it's not completely necessary.
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yeah no problem. It's my "spare" cover with the cam gears cut off that I got just for dyno tuning.
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Let me do mine first and see how much trouble it's going to be first, then I'll quote you. Is yours painted or just bare metal?
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Ben - Thanks! I'm trying to decide if I want to expose the gears or not. I think I may leave the cover as is though.

quadmasta - Just let me know. Mine is currently painted. However, while I have it off to do the timing belt, I may give it a shot myself, which would also negate needing a spare, and having to go through another gasket.
Also, what does your Miata look like? I'm frequently in Fairburn in the evenings as I love to eat at Oz Pizza.
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Black/tan

Looks stock but lowered. Harddog hardbar.
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quad, can you do this 01 cover in metallic blue?
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http://roseyspowdercoating.biz/osCommerce/catalog/

If they've got it, I can order it and do it in that color.
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Cool, they have a couple different blues. Let's do this. I'll have Mike pick his color.
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I have three options for everything but you can only pick two:
fast
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Keep that in mind
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Hey, if you're just testing out stuff.... i'm not too concerned with quality, besides, i'm not "mr. show car". I went through that website's color and tried to find something that you would be able to use the left-overs and i decided on Gun Metal Blue Metallic Powder Coating

There are simply too many colors though.... i live most of the blues, the lava black, some of the mirror-transparant colors...
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