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Old 06-17-2009, 01:58 AM   #121
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Just finished this one up. I have another Im going to do in black.


Hey lev, what's the make/model/year of that valve cover? I like it.
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Old 06-17-2009, 05:36 PM   #122
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Got tired of sanding the VC, took it to a local shop and used their sandblaster. WOW, so much freakin easier! So now mine is spotless.... I'm trying to decide whether I need to use primer or not.
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Old 06-17-2009, 05:45 PM   #123
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Got tired of sanding the VC, took it to a local shop and used their sandblaster. WOW, so much freakin easier! So now mine is spotless.... I'm trying to decide whether I need to use primer or not.
Depends, what kind of paint are you wanting to use?
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Old 06-17-2009, 06:22 PM   #124
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Wrinkle. Why does the paint matter. Paint is all about adhesion.... I'm just wondering since I'm at bare metal if I need the adhesion help of primer or not.
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Old 07-01-2009, 05:21 PM   #125
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I was to cheap to buy a capri valve cover. So I made my own.

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Old 07-01-2009, 05:30 PM   #126
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What brake fluid are you using?
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Old 07-01-2009, 05:35 PM   #127
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Ate Super Blue
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Old 07-02-2009, 05:03 PM   #128
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Wow, my new inspiration
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Old 07-02-2009, 06:09 PM   #129
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Yeah... that's just plain old missionary sex. Simple, clean, makes onlookers horny....

I can't find Duplicolor Wrinkle ANYWHERE... I bought Krylon but refuse to even waste my time using it after seeing the pics here. I want a very tight wrinkle and it seems duplicolor is the only way. I've got less than 30 days before the car has to at least idle and drive 2 miles to my house. Time to get crackin!

PS: I still haven't painted mine so obviously, no pics.
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dupli-color all the way

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Old 07-06-2009, 03:11 PM   #131
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I sprayed mine, years and years ago.

Sandblasted the cover to get it to a good state (note: get all the crap out of the baffles on the back-side).... and then I used a zinc-cromate primer. Available at marine places... works for IO units that need to sit in the water all the time.

Then I put a high-temp paint. Unfortunately I don't think I've ever found the same can, which is a shame becuase it's a great colour.

Would post a pic, but it looks like crap, with the minor exhaust leak and just dirty in general on top. <G>

Dave,
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Old 07-06-2009, 03:18 PM   #132
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Thanks. I was quite fond of it too. It doesn't look so good anymore. Scratched up from being pulled several times and the intake is all ghetto chopped up.
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Here is mine :

somewhat home polished.


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Here is mine :

somewhat home polished.


Is that big blue thing a turboe?
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Is that big blue thing a turboe?

You're joking right?
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Hey lev, what's the make/model/year of that valve cover? I like it.
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Old 07-13-2009, 09:11 PM   #137
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Here's my black one.



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ooooooh shiney and purdy. I likes it.
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I like your heat shield work, nice.
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