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Old 01-30-2010, 12:20 PM
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anyone know of places that paint your valve covers, i wanna paint mine glossy black with red letters.
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bring it over. Ill sand it down, primer it, paint it gloss black. then Ill use touchup paint. it comes in a bottle like nail polish, so you can brush it on the letters. I got a steady hand.

Ive done it for 7 people already
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Old 01-30-2010, 03:41 PM
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ya you do a good job? i know people you aircraft striper or something like that to get all the old paint off.

You have any pics on how some of your jobs turned out?
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I dont have pics. but if u wana get of done professionally, it will run you 250$ i think. I can use stripper. but it takes too long. and somtimes it will leave chunks of paint that buildup.
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Old 01-30-2010, 05:03 PM
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Let see some of the valve covers you all you TI user/members have on your car.

My old LS/VTEC
how did u create this!!???!!!
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Old 01-30-2010, 05:57 PM
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ya well i want it too look pro. lol no offense i want it looking like show condition.
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Old 01-30-2010, 06:08 PM
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ill do ur lip 1st. then ill post pics of when i do my valve cover. then u can come over another time if u like what i do with my cover
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how did u create this!!???!!!
I just used color flipping paint.
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I just used color flipping paint.
it looks lik it has two different colors... am i wrong?
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The paint flips 3 different colors
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Picked up a spare cover last week, gonna strip it tomorrow or Tuesday. Should turn up nice. Ill have pics up when its done.
Imo polished letters are the way to go.
Should have this done by the end of the week.

And Anthony, stripper works amazing. I've used it on several covers its so much quicker than sanding. Unless you just paint over the old paint, you'll spend hours sanding the cover since the paint it heat treated and doesn't come off easy.
With stripper, brush that stuff off, all the paint bubbles off in 10minutes. That gives you some time to have a beer and a smoke and you whipe it all off. Never had any problems.
Try it next time, will save you a headache...
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Ill try that out next week. ill post pics when its done. Im painting it gold with polished letters
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I'm probably gonna strip it Tuesday so ill snap some pics.
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----, i cant do my valve cover. the bolt on the left side. under the dizzy...is stripped
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Does it just spin and not come up? Grab vice grips and pull up as you turn.
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already tried that
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Old 01-31-2010, 10:43 PM
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what kinda stripper are you guys saying to use, and where should I pick this up? i'm gonna get my valve cover painted so need to get it stripped!
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canadian tire. go to the paint section and ask them
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I bought mine at carQuest. I think the paint stripper should be located at the paint department not auto paints.
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yea its in the home paint area.
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Hey Anthony pick up some extra stripper for me and I'll bring it when I cone for the swap. Where would it best getting the paint I got a place that does custom paint they can match any colour I'll ask them if they got something for valve covers. If bot any good places too look? It's gotta be a heat resistant one correct. Cuz the one I used on that b18b1 there I used Caliper paint. Did a bad job in it. Did bot sand it very well.
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i already got stripper. used it on my deck. Bring ur valve cover over. we`ll get it nice and fancy
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black and red looks good together i think so.
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I was thinking of polishing my valve cover.... what do you guys thinks??

What are the actual procedures involved? I heard it is a PITA to do....

Thanks in advance!!!!
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heres mine

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I may try and get this cover wraped in carbon since I have some available, or i'll end up painting it...
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Default hand polished valve cover

it took me apprx 3 days to polished this..
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lol I just removed my heatshield while I was in there... meh! lol
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it took me apprx 3 days to polished this..

nice looks good did you clear coat it or anything?
---- so you did that by hand?
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Originally Posted by Martin_SRV View Post
it took me apprx 3 days to polished this..
FAK . You beat me to it. I was looking for a Second gen B18B1/B20 Valve cover so i could polish it to look like that. Very nice man. buuuuuut Im gonna have to copy it. loool.Ive had it in mind for ages, I just never got that DAMN VALVE COVER!
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^ thats an obd2 valve cover 96-01
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Yea yea. Thats what I mean. I just cant get my hands on one Every ones sellign the engine, but not the valve cover
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Looking good guys/gals!
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Originally Posted by Vida View Post
FAK . You beat me to it. I was looking for a Second gen B18B1/B20 Valve cover so i could polish it to look like that. Very nice man. buuuuuut Im gonna have to copy it. loool.Ive had it in mind for ages, I just never got that DAMN VALVE COVER!
I know I was going to do mine last year,lol. Good thing I have a spare valve cover to work on right now so I don't need to rush doing mine,lol.

Good job on the cover.
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nope i didn't put clear coat on it, i used peek poolishing paste i got it from canadian tire
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---- so you did that by hand?
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i have another one for sale b20 valve cover in black for $50

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FAK . You beat me to it. I was looking for a Second gen B18B1/B20 Valve cover so i could polish it to look like that. Very nice man. buuuuuut Im gonna have to copy it. loool.Ive had it in mind for ages, I just never got that DAMN VALVE COVER!
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Originally Posted by Martin_SRV View Post
nope i didn't put clear coat on it, i used peek poolishing paste i got it from canadian tire
You should still clear coat it. because the polish paste will come off over time, and it will start to rust.
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You should still clear coat it. because the polish paste will come off over time, and it will start to rust.
i think it'll fine like that cause i've poolished it 3 yrs ago and it looks nice until now i just spend 5 minutes a month to poolish it with peek
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Default Valve Cover Build-Off

Design your valve cover and post it here. Once there are 10 contestents that want to participate, the buildoff will begin.

Rules: You cannot post previous designs, it has to be one that you start from scratch from this moment on.

You can change your design anytime within the competition unless said otherwise.

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