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Old 11-28-2009, 07:38 PM   #1
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As I prepare for my Fall/Spring Mod, which includes some engine detailing; I decided to get the valve covers done.

I ordered some new valves covers. They came all black:


I cut the wire loom tabs off with a Dremel Tool:


I used some glazing putty to smooth out where the wire loom tas were removed:


I masked off for the first coar and ruffed the finish up with a Scotch Brite pad:


Bottom coat of Hammered Black gloss is down. I allowed 72 hours drying time:


Masked off and cleaned with MEK where I will be applying Silver:


Silver color applied. I waited 24 hours for this to dry.


Masked up for the Red that will fill in the groved.


Finished covers!


I will be using the Hammered Black Gloss, Red and Chrome throughout the engine bay.
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Nice job Kevin, I want to paint my valve covers and just about everything else on the top of the engine: */C, TB, fuel rails, injectors
probably will use a gloss red and black, i really like the look of the hammered black

how much were the valve covers?
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Those are nice Kevin. I was going to do something similar when I do my LIMs. Now I have to rethink my ideas and step up my game
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Looks great!! Only downside is you did that to a pair of black covers (these are high demand and hard to find).
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Nicely done. I'll be doing up a set as well in chrome.
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very nice job man, looks sweet!
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Nice job Kevin, I want to paint my valve covers and just about everything else on the top of the engine: */C, TB, fuel rails, injectors
probably will use a gloss red and black, i really like the look of the hammered black

how much were the valve covers?
Thanks Frank! For the pair they were $126.08. Brand new and in the box from parts.com.
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Looks great!! Only downside is you did that to a pair of black covers (these are high demand and hard to find).
Not hard to find at all. Went to parts.com and ordered them new and in the box. They came as is for $126.08!
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AWESOME! And,...... RED! ya
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Great job!!!!
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