Valve cover paint, what do you guys use?

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Valve cover paint, what do you guys use?

Post by jaysol92 » Tue Jun 25, 2013 2:11 pm

I want to paint the valve cover black, any tips and tricks, and what paint do you guys prefer ?

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Post by shift_down » Tue Jun 25, 2013 2:17 pm

If you like black, you should use that truck bedliner spray. I think it'll look legit.
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Post by jaysol92 » Tue Jun 25, 2013 2:45 pm

Truck bedliner spray ? never heard of it lol i googled it and it looks legit. EDIT heres what i found

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Post by Freise » Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:49 am

The valve cover doesn't get nearly as hot as, say, the head or block and can be painted with pretty much any type of paint. Find something you like and just make sure you do good prep-work and it should turn out great
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Post by airman » Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:45 am

Yep, prep work is the most important thing. Make sure it's nice and clean. Sand it well, lay several thin coats and leave ~30 mins between each one.

After paint has cured you can take a flapper wheel and grind off the paint on the raised letters for a nice 2-tone look.
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Post by arob987 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:15 am

Ive always used regular spray paint what ever color i wanted.As said above prep is what really matters and just don't apply to heavy of a coat at a time to cause runs.

I've painted mine a few times to change it up,solid color is easy just take your time, solid with shaved letters looks good and not much harder.here's my latest took a bit more prep work was only hard part.its just duplicolor paint I had in the garage.silver with blue letters and clear coat.

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Post by jaysol92 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:00 pm

Ive finally decided im going with the VHT wrinkle black, I LOVE the way it looks and it doesnt need a clear coat just needs to be cured in the oven at 200 degrees for 20 mins.

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Post by wannabethestig » Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:29 pm

Powder coat. Any color you want and sand off the. Nissan logo. Super easy to keep clean.
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Post by LigouriRd. » Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:15 am

Freise wrote:The valve cover doesn't get nearly as hot as, say, the head or block and can be painted with pretty much any type of paint.
I agree, it really doesnt get that hot. The first time around I used high temp engine paint and I found it to be really brittle, chipped very easy. The second time around I used appliance epoxy, it has been very durable and is resistant to most solvents.
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Post by jholman05 » Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:26 pm

My dad and I have started doing our own powder coating. Stuff is pretty easy once you get the hang of it. Durable and looks great.

This is a much brighter gold in person. Florescents don't do it justice. This one is on my car.
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Post by jaysol92 » Fri Jun 28, 2013 5:12 am

That's some nice work!

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Post by S14wayz » Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:21 pm

jholman05 wrote:My dad and I have started doing our own powder coating. Stuff is pretty easy once you get the hang of it. Durable and looks great.

This is a much brighter gold in person. Florescents don't do it justice. This one is on my car.
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those look great..What powder coater do you have? Im thinking of ordering one of the Eastwood units there inexpensive and I heard heaps of good reviews on them.
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Post by drunknmunky » Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:33 pm

VHT makes really good products. Just make sure you find some kind of paint shop nearby so they can bake it properly. Most shops won't charge you much to put it in w/ a full car or something.

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Post by 240sxDriver » Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:56 pm

I used vht caliper paint for mine.

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Post by jholman05 » Thu Jul 11, 2013 4:01 am

We also use the eastwood kit and eastwood powders mostly. I think my dad started ordering from another place for powder. This is more of his side project than mine to be honest with ya.
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Post by S14wayz » Thu Jul 11, 2013 7:35 pm

jholman05 wrote:We also use the eastwood kit and eastwood powders mostly. I think my dad started ordering from another place for powder. This is more of his side project than mine to be honest with ya.
nice they look really good. Definatly going to get one
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Re: Valve cover paint, what do you guys use?

Post by jaysol92 » Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:52 am

its actually painted i love it, i baked it myself lol barely caused any fumes at all =)

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Post by antigravity » Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:07 pm

Silver one looks sik!! Great job bro..

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Post by 2hunglow1standhi » Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:10 pm

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Post by Elbowblk » Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:21 pm

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i just use cheap engine enamel paint from vato zone

and throw in a sparkle clear coat spray i get from lowes

its not that obnoxiously sparkly unless the sun hits it. if its in the shade you will barely see any rainbow sparkles

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Post by Grant » Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:07 am

Elbowblk wrote:Image

i just use cheap engine enamel paint from vato zone

and throw in a sparkle clear coat spray i get from lowes

its not that obnoxiously sparkly unless the sun hits it. if its in the shade you will barely see any rainbow sparkles

vato zone haha, looks good, doesnt look like most of the crap jobs i have seen. is there a specific name brand you used for the clear??

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Post by Elbowblk » Fri Jul 19, 2013 6:15 pm

Grant wrote:

vato zone haha, looks good, doesnt look like most of the crap jobs i have seen. is there a specific name brand you used for the clear??

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