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Old 08-19-2006, 09:17 PM   #1
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So I high temp painted w/ ceramic my valve cover today after I finished my diff installation. Attached is a picture. I cant decide..should I use a fine brush and fill in the letters w/ silver...or should I leave it flat black. I'm leaning towards leaving it black as the picture really doesnt do the half gloss look it has justice.
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I think Silver would look real sweet !
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My vote is for silver
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Chrome it!
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Whatever you do don't leave it plain. Silver would be nice.
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i thought about chroming mine and mixing up a colord batch of resin to syringe into the letter reliefs. i don't know how well that would work, but it would look pretty trick.
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I have a second valvecover that I might gold plate for more bling.
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Kung fu.. actually I tried that method.. it left a bubblely look.. i'm gonna use some super fine sandpaper and try to sand it down ... I will be posting my results soon.. I just high temp baked the paint on
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I just sanded mine down till it was smooth. I like the unpainted look. Besides I couldnt get the damn cover off
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Brendan.. pick up a second cover to work on.. I got mine for 45 shipped... or you can buy my old one!
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Brendan.. pick up a second cover to work on.. I got mine for 45 shipped... or you can buy my old one!
Actually mine is just fine, but if im going to spend any money at all its going to be on a valve cover from a escort gt or mazda 323 gt...x? This way the cam gears are exposed!

All I want to know now is how do you get the bolts on the back of the cover of. Its one bolt on the very back, the bolt faces the firewall. There is something (i think brake lines) in the way of getting a ratchet or anything for that matter, back there to remove it.
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sanded down:



sorry for the size
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Old 08-24-2006, 06:04 PM   #13
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just finished doing mine with "Dupli-color ceramic engine enamel" today
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ruger988 i like the color scheme it reminds me of my old gt bicycle.
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That was my spare ^^ i'll have my original for sale in a fewq days...it's just solid blue (the same blue in those pics) and has a couple little flaws in the paint but doesn't look too bad...i'll include a new oil cap too, if you're interested PM me
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I like silver or polished letters.
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silver!

i just finished painting mine black too... since the last owner had cheezy flames painted on it.
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