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Old 09-01-2007, 09:18 PM   #1
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valve covers.

to start off this is a thread dedicated to valve covers and their appearence.. the ones i post are ones i have done for some of you and for others.
Please post your setup with yours.
show them off!!!

Their are many ways to prep your cover, and in time i will post up my step by step process... goodluck on your covers

step 1. obtain preffered cover.

step 2. clean the heck out of the cover top and bottom with degreasers such as, oven cleaner, laquere thinner, mineral spirits, gasoline, paint stripper, etc.. their shouldn't be any grease residue on it at all when you have finished.

step 3. shave any leatters or holesdown flush, and use an angle grinder with either 36 grit or 50 grit to do this, also be sure to go around all the edges and clean them up to a smoothfinish, before either sandblasting or orbital sanding, or heck sanding by hand. *make sure all oem paint is off.*
here are some photos of some of the stripping process i use... alot of times i shave the back lip on the h22 cover, but this time i will be intensifying the line instead.


every edge gets smoothed..







step 4. obtain ppg self etching primer, *it helps eat into the alluminum*
put 2 coats of etch primer and then 4 coats of ppg high build primer.

step 5. I sand down all the pieces with 180 grit paper and normally reprime 3 coats.


step 6. i use a 3m soft block and block the cover with 320 grit and then. Making sure all imperfections that bother me are gone.

step 7. I now by hand wetsand the cover with 3m 500 grit sand paper, the finish should not have any orange peal whatso ever. that includes no runs, no dry spots or rough texture at all.

ok like i said prep work is what makes the slick sweet cover so slick and sweet. i will add photos in the how 2 asap.

more steps will be added.

I use the same area and tools that i work on cars to also do these valve covers.
I also use our soda blast machine to clean them.
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Old 09-01-2007, 09:26 PM   #2
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up close of the guns i use the most.




my supernova, i realize i haven't taken a photo of it so this is sourced out.


my son the future painter. when he doesn't try to eat the gun.

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Old 09-01-2007, 09:27 PM   #3
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Old 09-01-2007, 09:27 PM   #4
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Old 09-01-2007, 09:38 PM   #5
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damn man, i love your work, how much do you charge? i wouldnt mind having my intake, valve cover, and heat shield all done... ill be giving you a PM soon, once i get my finacial problems straightend out!!
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Old 09-01-2007, 09:42 PM   #6
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i would but due to the fact that yours look better than mine id rather not...lol


aw what the heck. ill do it anyway. lol





they aint the best but i had satisfied customers. i loved mine until i got oil all over it(replaced the valve cover gasket. oil from gloves got on it.) not it looks crappy. lol. but ill be making another one for myself soon.

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Old 09-01-2007, 10:37 PM   #7
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Old 05-14-2008, 12:55 PM   #8
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can you do one for me...seatle silver
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Old 05-14-2008, 03:15 PM   #9
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what kind of gloss did u use for the shiny coat
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Old 05-14-2008, 08:01 PM   #10
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thanx for the props, just email me for any service i can help ya with! thanx.
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Old 05-14-2008, 08:49 PM   #11
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here is mine from the h22/f22 boosted motor i built two summers ago
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Old 05-15-2008, 12:42 PM   #12
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here is mine from the h22/f22 boosted motor i built two summers ago
that suckers a bada** color! awsome job man.
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Old 09-02-2007, 11:11 AM   #13
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come on guys i know you have pics..
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Old 09-02-2007, 11:17 AM   #14
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ive got one of shadow1s and i love it
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Old 09-02-2007, 11:52 AM   #15
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ive got one of shadow1s and i love it
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now ill be making a new one for myself. wrinkle grey
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Old 09-02-2007, 12:03 PM   #16
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mine is basic
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Old 09-05-2007, 02:14 PM   #17
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Wrinkle red powdercoat, then hand painted the letters black myself
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Old 01-23-2010, 03:55 PM   #18
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^^^ thank you

i just went through and added alot of different camera angles on most of the older valve covers.
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Old 02-02-2010, 09:22 PM   #19
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let me know if you still have the VC I just got another CB9 today, didnt think I would get another so fast. Please let me know.
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Old 02-02-2010, 10:26 PM   #20
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You're still paint VC's for people? I thought I read you had stopped a few months ago.

I tell you man the work you do is amazing. I've never seen such creativeness with a spray gun / airbrush.
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