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How should I clean/paint these valve covers?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by TX Mudder, Dec 16, 2002.

  1. TX Mudder

    TX Mudder 1/2 ton status

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    Edelbrock valve covers

    I got these off ebay.
    I have seen those black crinkle finishes before and they look nice. Can I buy that in a rattle can? From where?
    So, clean them with soap and water, paint with black crinkle (or black engine enamel if I can't find the other stuff) then sand the fins down for contrast to the black.

    Sound OK?
    Any tips?
    Not much on my truck is for appearance so I don't have much experience witht his type of thing.

    Main reason I bought these is that I have crappy chrome valve covers....and I hate chrome.
    -- Mike
     
  2. TWISTEDJACK

    TWISTEDJACK 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    powder coat them to match the engine color /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  3. TX Mudder

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    I wouldn't mind that. My engine is Hugger Orange, same as half all Chevy engines at least /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
    You can powder coat aluminum?
    Next dumb question - is this a common service available? I live in Houston, but have no idea where to look for this.
    Still interested in the crinkle stuff, too. Don't want to spend a ton of money, as always.
    -- Mike
     
  4. Z3PR

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    Most custom Harley shops can do powder coating. You can also do it at home, but it stinks. (Or atleast the stuff I used did)
     

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