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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. ej1boy

    ej1boy New Member 5+ Year Member

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    man, how do you do that? that vc is the s**t.
     
  2. DarkCreep

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    I did mine too. It came out wrinkled in some areas more than others but barely noticeable. It looks much better than stock IMO. Ive gotten some good comments from others about it, I highly recommend it!

    I used VHT, then threw it in the oven for 3 hours @ 200degrees right after painting. I didnt let it dry or anything.
     
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  3. mclovinhonda

    mclovinhonda Banned

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    Where did you find the paint at
     
  4. mahalo

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    very nice im going to do this tomorow
     
  5. civic209

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    no need to primer or anything just go with the paint?
     
  6. Kensai

    Kensai ♪♫♪♫♪~ Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member

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    Going to paint mine tomorrow!
     
  7. nerofotia

    nerofotia n00b

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    Wow. I know this is a pretty old thread, but I've had my Civic all of 3 months- can't wait to do mine. Man, those look tight.
     
  8. 95coupeWI

    95coupeWI New Member Registered VIP

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    When you take the cover off, is there a gasket in between there?
     
  9. nerofotia

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    Yes, there is a gasket.

    Slacker. You said that 5 months ago. You even took the VC off when you replaced the head gasket. Paint the VC yet? No. Time to get on it!
     
  10. Project-Ek9

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    damn s**t looks nice
     
  11. Project-Ek9

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    You can buy that paint off amazon bro.
     
  12. clopezEG

    clopezEG Chris Registered VIP

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    Old thread but tommorow i will be painting mine !
    Good write up bro ill post pics wen im done
     
  13. Flopez76

    Flopez76 New Member

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    Sorry for bringing up am old thread, but I have sandpaper but it's 1000, 1500, & 2000. I'm guessing that's too high right?
     
  14. KevinBechu

    KevinBechu Uncle B

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    The only think i'm worried about is putting my VC in my oven. Is it beneficial or should I just let it dry naturally?
     
  15. AgentSi

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    did mine a week ago, I let it dry for 4 hours naturally, then to finish the wrinkle process in the oven at 200 for 20 mins. The 24 hours to finish drying.

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  16. ReedMann

    ReedMann New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    Just a question anyone who has done this. How many cans of paint did you buy/use?
     
  17. Dnguyen92

    Dnguyen92 New Member

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    Buy more than you think you'll need. lol
     
  18. UncleHonrod

    UncleHonrod 2 time Civic owner 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    Old thread I know but holy crap these all look nice. Ima paint mine wrinkle black I think.

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    Anyone know if I need to do anything to the inside of it? It looks like dog poo
     
  19. ReedMann

    ReedMann New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    I just taped mine off so I wouldn't get paint inside. You could always wash it out if it looks bad inside.
     
  20. b16lewis

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    finished mine

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