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Old 07-25-2012, 07:57 PM
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Isn't the blue on them power coat??
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Old 07-25-2012, 10:20 PM
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Where do Pleasurecraft, Indmar, Ilmore,Crusader, Mercruiser, and the other Marinizers fit into the equation. Is that label OK, or should all the engines just have bowties and ovals on them?
The engine manufacturer logo will do nicely. For the price of a new MC, this logo is appropriate.

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Old 07-25-2012, 10:58 PM
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Did you use a chemical stripper to remove the blue paint? What brand of paint did you use? This just move up towards the top of the To Do List.
Yes, I used Jasco stripper. It took a few coats. I found an old toothbrush and toothpicks came in handy to get in between the logo letters.

VHT wrinkle finish paint. Available at O'reilly's auto on the west coast. I'm sure it's readily available across the country.
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Old 07-25-2012, 11:00 PM
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Isn't the blue on them power coat??
I think it's paint. Whatever it is, was fairly easily removed with Jasco Epoxy and Paint remover.
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Old 07-25-2012, 11:09 PM
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I've always liked the look of the Ford Racing wrinkle finish valve covers for the 351 but would rather have "Mastercraft" on the engine than "Ford". So...
That's fantastic! I've seen a few valve covers redone on this forum over the years, but that wrinkly finish helps the uncovered fins really pop.
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Old 07-25-2012, 11:44 PM
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Did you use a chemical stripper to remove the blue paint? What brand of paint did you use? This just move up towards the top of the To Do List.

Peter, This is what worked for me:

Apply a good coat of paint to everything (not too thin) and use a hairdryer to evenly heat the paint to it's wrinkled finish. If the paint is too thin, it stays fairly glossy and doesn't wrinkle very well. I hope it goes well for you. Please post some pics.
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Old 07-26-2012, 12:46 AM
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Peter, This is what worked for me:

Apply a good coat of paint to everything (not too thin) and use a hairdryer to evenly heat the paint to it's wrinkled finish. If the paint is too thin, it stays fairly glossy and doesn't wrinkle very well. I hope it goes well for you. Please post some pics.
I just sat down with the To Do List that needs to get done before I leave for a weeks vacation in August..........I might not get to the valve covers until after. Definitely on the list though. Thanks for the tips.
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Old 07-26-2012, 01:00 AM
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I picked up a pair of stock blue ones from a member here, stripped them, painted with wrinkle finish and exposed the fins and logo with 80 grit sandpaper on a block. They turned out better that I expected.
Did you sand after they were completely dry, or was the paint slightly pliable?
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Old 07-26-2012, 01:03 AM
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Probably want to add some clear coat to the bare aluminum fins to keep it from oxidizing.
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Old 07-26-2012, 03:21 AM
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Did you sand after they were completely dry, or was the paint slightly pliable?
Good question. I actually scraped the fins and logo with a flat utility blade about 18 hours after painting. The paint was dry but not completely cured at that point. Then, a short time later I started with the Sandpaper on a block.
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