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Old 03-03-2009, 03:10 PM   #61
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I used VHT Wrinkle on both of mine.

Cleaned the covers up with sand paper and wire wheel. Then wiped them down with rubbing alchohol.

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Used one whole can per valve cover.

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Didn't bake them, but used a spot light to get the wrinkles going.

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Let them sit for 5 days as instructed.

Here is how it looked after 24 hours.

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Installed on the 5th day.

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Did the same for my NB.

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Old 03-03-2009, 03:32 PM   #62
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I think I prefer the Duplicolor over the VHT stuff. The VTH wrinkles too much for my taste. The Duplicolor is a good bit smoother. VHT looks like you used paint remover on it and froze it in time mid way through.
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Old 03-03-2009, 03:35 PM   #63
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Has anybody done just a plain Matte finish instead of shiny or wrinkly?
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Old 03-03-2009, 03:51 PM   #64
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just whoring through, again:
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Old 03-03-2009, 03:55 PM   #65
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Nice to see COPs in there now. As for the heat sheilding, may i ask how much? I like the one on the mani alot.
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Old 03-03-2009, 03:56 PM   #66
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Nice to see COPs in there now. As for the heat sheilding, may i ask how much? I like the one on the mani alot.
straight out of the BEGi catalog, son. Some of the deciding factors in my decision to buy from them. Even if the cops didn't work, they certainly look awesome. I'm most proud of the valve-cover I cut with a circular saw. I think the engine may have stopped at tdc too, lol.
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Old 03-03-2009, 03:59 PM   #67
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Nice, where is your re-route pipe?
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Old 03-03-2009, 04:16 PM   #68
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Nice, where is your re-route pipe?
With any luck its going inside your body.

it goes around the cold side
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Old 03-03-2009, 04:24 PM   #69
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Why?
To get the inset letters black. I tried several methods, taping ended up being the easiest with the best results.
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Old 03-03-2009, 08:04 PM   #70
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VHT wrinkle paint

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Old 03-03-2009, 11:48 PM   #71
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Black crinkle powdercoat w/ fleabay filler cap...
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Old 03-04-2009, 03:39 AM   #72
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Enjoy getting your fingerprints removed every time you open the filler on a hot engine? I did that once (aftermarket oil filler cap) and will never do it again. That think would literally be hot enough to burn your prints off for up to half an hour after shutoff. I'll take my plastic OEM cap.
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Old 03-04-2009, 08:23 AM   #73
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Enjoy getting your fingerprints removed every time you open the filler on a hot engine? I did that once (aftermarket oil filler cap) and will never do it again. That think would literally be hot enough to burn your prints off for up to half an hour after shutoff. I'll take my plastic OEM cap.

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Mine came with a crappy annodized blue one -nothing on the car is blue- that I freakin hate.

Nice covers guys, I think I'm going to straight polish my extra.
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Old 03-04-2009, 11:33 AM   #74
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here's some better shots:

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Black crinkle powdercoat w/ fleabay filler cap...
I love everyting about what I see there.
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Just finished this one up. I have another Im going to do in black.

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Just finished this one up. I have another Im going to do in black.

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Is that a good or bag omfg?
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cant be a bad omfg, its too purdy
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Has anybody done just a plain Matte finish instead of shiny or wrinkly?
Maybe, I wouldn't though. It might look okay for a day or two but after it gets some oil stains it won't look so hot.
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