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DIY: strip your valve cover and repaint (56K probably not)

Discussion in 'Exterior / Detailing / Bodywork DIY How-To's' started by Shea, Nov 2, 2006.



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  1. civicking

    civicking New Member 5+ Year Member

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    i did it the lazy way, i have a sandblaster and my buddy works at a powdercoating place so i sand blasted it and he powdercoated it and it looked perfect...but good write up
     
  2. Shea

    Shea bored Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    thanks :thumbs up

    i was going for the under $20 miracle :lol:
     
  3. squidmaster

    squidmaster pen0r squid Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    did almost the exact same thing only didnt use krylon or bake or leave dry for 12 hours.
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    when I was polishing I used a bit for my demel and I guess I had too much caffeine because I kept slipping off the letters and going right through the tape on the sides that's why there are the random silver spots :[

    it's been running fine for 1 week now with no over heating or smoke :]
     
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    squidmaster pen0r squid Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    I lost the screw for the header cover so I couldn't leave it on :[
     
  5. biglou954

    biglou954 Heyyyy Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    what would happen if i dont bake the valve cover? can i heat it with a torch?
     
  6. Shea

    Shea bored Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    yes
     
  7. biglou954

    biglou954 Heyyyy Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    is the result the same?
     
  8. Hecz

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    yea man, those DO look real good!
     
  9. civic96hb

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    what if I cant get the botls off to take the vc off?
     
  10. honda_power

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    this is what im doing this weekeng im almost done. just have to put it back.[​IMG]
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  11. biglou954

    biglou954 Heyyyy Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    i finally did mine!
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  12. bcivichb

    bcivichb Driving South Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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  13. honda_power

    honda_power New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    and im done>>
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  14. biglou954

    biglou954 Heyyyy Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    nice!
     
  15. honda_power

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    hey, so not to thread jack or anything but i thought u might know, i dont want to strip and repaint my valve cover (its a jdm itr one, would like to just clean it if possible) so im wondering what i can do to clean it up? i discovered wd-40 actually cleaned the black grease crap off of the plug wires, so wondering what i can do to clean up the valve cover. thanks.
     
  18. Shiznit

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    simple green
     
  19. Steven.

    Steven. Formally Green 91 Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    brake clean works great for cleaning also
     
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