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I painted my valve cover the other day. It was like $4 and about an hour, so I figure it was worth it. Let me know what you guys thing

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not too shabby. what kind of paint did you use? its hard to tell from the photos but is it glossy? i was thinkin about doin this to mine.
 

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Nice strut bar braces! I bet your cars handling is SOLID! :lol:

The VC looks good :thumbsup: Green is for the money, GOLD is for the honies!
 

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Dude, everyone should get the strut tower brace mounts, they're SWEET. The front is so much stiffer now.

On another note the letters will soon be polished and be a nice shiny silver color as well as the infiniti emblem.
 

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can i just sand down those letters and symbol and just use metal polish on them, or do i have to have a dremel?
 

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I'd still recommend powdercoating than painting. Powdercoating will stick much better than paint and will last longer too.
 

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There are a few reasons why I personally decided not to powdercoat the valve cover:
1) I wasn't sure what color I wanted to do.
2) It's literally over 10 times cheaper to paint.
3) Less down time.
 

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I sprayed mine silver ......... Then a dust coat of black over it ....... Followed by a few coats of clear coat ........... Now it just looks dirty :baffled:

I'm as artistick as a kick in the bollocks :beard:
 

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Put the throttle cable back in its clamp/holder, it's loose....
 

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yeah i noticed that and fixed it after i took the pictures. Thanks guys.

any help on the letters would be great
 

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Could paint the lettering in black or summink :beard:
 

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looks really good, what kinda prep work did you do before you painted it?
did you clear coat it afterwards?

here's mine
 

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Just the paint, no clear coat. Didn't know if the clear coat would stand up to the heat or not. Prep work was just cleaning everything with 409 and then a little bit of sanding. So just sand down the letters and throw some clear coat on then?
 
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