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Post by 240tuned91 » Sun Feb 07, 2010 5:23 pm

is their any specialist for chroming on here. i met some kid threw a friend and he was trying to have his buddy sand blast my valve cover thento powder coat. but i was told not to cause we have the baffles in the vbalve cover. and if any sand blasting materials goes into the motor that a no no. So i came to the conclusion i wanna chrome my valve cover. Is there any sponsors on here that do it and does any1 here recommned anyone.?

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Post by Liger » Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:15 pm

The plating on the inside of the cover could flake off and get into the oiling system. I'd recommend just polishing the cover if you want it to be shinny.

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Post by ispentallmymoneyontires » Sun Feb 07, 2010 9:56 pm

dude plenty of people powder coat their valve covers, dont sandblast it off though, that is a huge pain use aircraft stripper paint remover sand it lightly (so the paint will stick and paint/ powder coat.

/ps you aren't thinking of painting the INSIDE of it are you that would just be retarded...
//also you arent thinking of doing this while on the car. take it off and just be careful with the gasket. you might need to get another on if it swells and wont go back on properly.
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Post by keytops » Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:11 pm

You will have to sand blast it for chrome as well. Any chromer should have a hot tank or sonic bath to clean all the sand out. If it makes you feel any better they have this rubber masking stuff they use for anodize; you paint it on and let it dry. It cures into a hard rubber texture but peels off easily once done
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Post by johnsons63 » Fri Dec 17, 2010 8:48 am

hi guys, i just wanna ask about chroming out a valve cover. I heard something about they may melt the chrome after driving over 80 Mph?...Is this true?

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Post by all shal perrish » Fri Dec 17, 2010 9:10 am

so, you couldnt mask the thing off before you sand blasted it and just not sand blast the masking? i did that way way back in highschool on my first ka and then put it in a solovent bath and a hot tank after, never got any sand or media metrial in my motor..
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Post by adamky » Fri Dec 17, 2010 9:24 am

johnsons63 wrote:hi guys, i just wanna ask about chroming out a valve cover. I heard something about they may melt the chrome after driving over 80 Mph?...Is this true?
Ummm.... what? :? Why would something melt at a certain speed? How hot do you think a valve cover actually gets? If it's hot enough to melt chrome, you're really doing something wrong.
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Post by Nathan » Fri Dec 17, 2010 9:33 am

[quote="johnsons63"]hi guys, i just wanna ask about chroming out a valve cover. I heard something about they may melt the chrome after driving over 80 Mph?...Is this true?

We don't condone driving that fast because it is illegal. So no one actually knows the answer to that, nor should it matter since you shouldn't attempt it anyway.
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Post by all shal perrish » Fri Dec 17, 2010 9:47 am

well, with a chrome valve cover, you will go back in time and meet marty mc fly once you go 88 mph, maybe that is what you heard
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Post by Jordan Gladman » Fri Dec 17, 2010 10:46 am

Good chrome plating shouldnt flake off, so you should be fine. However they are near chrome powders available that you wont have to worry about getting on the inside of the cover.

Like mentioned above, just use aircraft stripper and you're fine. If you want to sand blast it, just block off the port on the valve cover and put a piece of carboard over the underside of the cover.
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Post by eazye2000 » Fri Dec 17, 2010 11:14 am

+1 for chrome powder.
I got some and it really surprised me. For being one of my first 10 projects and not knowing what I'm doing, this stuff comes out pretty good. Even better once you know what you're doing I imagine.
I might do a valve cover for shiz and gigglez once I can get up and moving.

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Post by trk240sx » Sun Dec 19, 2010 7:40 am

[quote="johnsons63"]hi guys, i just wanna ask about chroming out a valve cover. I heard something about they may melt the chrome after driving over 80 Mph?...Is this true?

No the chrome won't melt. Just don't get that thing up to 88 Mph, hard to tell what will happen.

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Post by kjones » Thu Dec 23, 2010 12:13 pm

adamky wrote:
johnsons63 wrote:hi guys, i just wanna ask about chroming out a valve cover. I heard something about they may melt the chrome after driving over 80 Mph?...Is this true?
Ummm.... what? :? Why would something melt at a certain speed? How hot do you think a valve cover actually gets? If it's hot enough to melt chrome, you're really doing something wrong.
It's the chromium rectifier or maybe the flux capacitor? LOL

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