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Old 05-08-2008, 07:52 PM   #1
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i was playing with ideas for my valve cover, this is a temp one, i will be doing somthing nutty, just dont know when



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Looks much cleaner bro! What did you use to cut the front section off?

I just ordered my crinkle red powder coated valve cover today. I want to expose the front as well, but I might not. So many people are doing that these days...

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looks nice, I'm painting my protege cover this weekend.
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Looks much cleaner bro! What did you use to cut the front section off?

I just ordered my crinkle red powder coated valve cover today. I want to expose the front as well, but I might not. So many people are doing that these days...

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jig saw
then i cleaned it up with my dremmel.
did 3 coats of primer, and like 4 coats of silver paint,
used my moms nail polish for the letters
painted the wire clips with red paint

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it would help to bolt it down, dont you think?
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it would help to bolt it down, dont you think?

picture was taken pre bolt installation
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gotcha
now i need to go down to garage and snap some pics of my candy green valve cover. hmmm... where is that god damned camera?!
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jig saw
then i cleaned it up with my dremmel.
did 3 coats of primer, and like 4 coats of silver paint,
used my moms nail polish for the letters
painted the wire clips with red paint
I was gonna say jig saw? Yea, I plan on using my dremel with a cut off wheel.

Will nail polish stay?

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used my favorite nail polish for the letters
Fixed that for ya.

It does look pretty good. I like the smooth look better than crinkle paint, myself.
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looks really good, mail me that one and i'll mail you mine lol
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honestly, it wasnt that hard, it just took some time,
i got some beers, got some paint, and tape and such, and went to town
took me about a day of slow lazy work
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That looks good!
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OP: Cover looks good, I like the gray.

Btw... HOLY CRAP! Your barn doors DO close!

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Looks much cleaner bro! What did you use to cut the front section off?

I just ordered my crinkle red powder coated valve cover today. I want to expose the front as well, but I might not. So many people are doing that these days...

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Crinkle Red Rum.. That freakin thing cost 95$ to have powdercoated! The color is off in that photo, but in person its REALLY good looking.

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im painting mine using the textured paint. it looks sick
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That looks real good makes me want to paint mine again for the 3rd time.

+1 on the nail polish
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Crinkle Red Rum.. That freakin thing cost 95$ to have powdercoated! The color is off in that photo, but in person its REALLY good looking.
Yes, just like that. I figured I got the money....**** it. My engine bay has been as is for years.

This is a picture from the company I ordered it from today.

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I really like that, but I was thinking about doing florescent lime green for the letters...or black with lime green.
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I want Pink!!! With purple letters.
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Looks good gay. Now hit your intake manifold with some red scrubbing pads.

We need someone to get us a hook up on powder coating. Zabac!
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Looks good gay.



looks damn good. only thing is, i don't get why people expose the cam gears like that. why would you open up the belt and whatnot and give it all more of a chance to get dirty and fail faster?
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