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Old 03-06-2005, 09:58 PM   #1
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any tips on what type of prep and paint work to do to paint my valv covers red?...Ive got a parts washer and all the parts cleaner I can use at my disposal for cleanup, im thinking maby sand it a bit to get a rough surface for the paint to stick to then get some good engine primer and paint. Sound good?
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i would say that the paint needs to be hear resistant to a certain point, the valve covers do get hot
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toa certain point yes, but they cant get that hot there made of friggin plastic!
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I used some left over caliper paint on mine but a regular heat resistant paint would do.
Clean the valve covers and use a good solvent, rough sand the area you want to paint.
Use a very fine mist to start and let dry before adding more coats.
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OK painted them today will try and get pics up soon. I used our parts washer at work to get off most of the yucky stuff then cleaned off the rest with shop rags and a brush. Then after letting it dry hit it with some steel wool to rough up the surface. Then I used a sandable primer to get things started about 3 coats of it followed by 4-5 coats of bright red high temp paint and 3 coats of high temp clear. Looks NICE and shiny, ive never seen a SER1 with painted valve covers before, I cant wait to get the rear rockers in and put them on along with you know the supercharger the fuel rails the TB the alternator and all the other crap. I should have this Bonne back together within a month. Watch out Midwest Bonne-fest BonEvils comin to town!!!
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OK painted them today will try and get pics up soon. I used our parts washer at work to get off most of the yucky stuff then cleaned off the rest with shop rags and a brush. Then after letting it dry hit it with some steel wool to rough up the surface. Then I used a sandable primer to get things started about 3 coats of it followed by 4-5 coats of bright red high temp paint and 3 coats of high temp clear. Looks NICE and shiny, ive never seen a SER1 with painted valve covers before, I cant wait to get the rear rockers in and put them on along with you know the supercharger the fuel rails the TB the alternator and all the other crap. I should have this Bonne back together within a month. Watch out Midwest Bonne-fest BonEvils comin to town!!!
I envy you....lol
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just dont ask me to add up how much ive spent on the Bonne in the last year...I did it today and got immediately depressed
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You're not the first to paint them

Jeffrey10x2 did it already. See if you can find the post and pics under 'former member'.
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Didn't DanH140 whatever do up his whole engine? I remember someone with a clear coated black upper manifold.
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yes it was H1081dan did it..........here is the thread

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...090&highlight=


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