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Old 04-07-2013, 09:47 PM
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My valve cover thread

Ok guys so I've been saying for a month or so I was going to re finish my valve covers, I finally finished it this evening.

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Next step was to remove all the old paint or whatever it was, so off to a buddies blast cabinet, that didnt work very good at all. Maybe it was his cabinet or maybe it was the paint they use I don't know. So I grabbed some aircraft remover as per what he told me. (I had never used before) let me just say don't waste your time with a blast cabinet!
Before I could finish the first application to the first cover this is what it looked like
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I brushed the remover on with a cheap paintbrush and when I went back to put on the 2nd coat most of the pain came off with the brush. Then I went and washed with water hose and this is what I got

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Valve cover 2 wasn't so easy. After doing Same steps as the first cover an forgetting remover was on over night, this is what I had
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So I took both to the wire wheel on a bench grinder, you can see in the top of the picture the result.
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After cleaning on the bench grinder I washed and dried and prepped with scotch brite red pad, and shot some black
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After a few days of drying inside the shop I started scraping with a razor blade then decided to go for it with 80 grit and a sanding block
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After sanding all the black off the ribs and letters I cleared
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Probably can't tell by the clear pic that it was kinda dull, as per a member here I read the label on the paint an and realized it needed baked



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Old 04-07-2013, 09:50 PM
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Looks Great!
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:50 PM
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nice work! I too, did a rehab on a set of valve covers just wish that I would have clear coated the covers when I did it
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:51 PM
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So after cleaning the oven 3 times and getting the smell out which turns out coulda been bad (d.a. Me didnt think about toxic fumes) I got em cooled and ready for install
Sitting on my bow
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Installed some new valve cover gaskets
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And installed valve covers
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:52 PM
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I used part store vht brand paints, worked very well and I'm happy with it, sorry I didn't get it all In one post and it got spaced out.

Mods can you fix that??


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Old 04-07-2013, 10:17 PM
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Nice work on the valve covers, you breathed new life into them.
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Old 04-07-2013, 10:24 PM
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Thanks for the compliments guys! I've got a ways to go on the engine still as you can probably tell


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Old 04-07-2013, 10:33 PM
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Nice... the '95 350 rocker covers are so boring...
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Old 04-08-2013, 12:34 AM
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Old 04-08-2013, 12:41 AM
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I like the crinkle texture paint.

I wish MC still put these on their boats
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