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STeps I should take to Spraypaint my Valve Cover

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Old 07-09-2006, 08:44 AM
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Default STeps I should take to Spraypaint my Valve Cover

I don't want to spend the money to buy a new valve cover so can someone tell me the steps I should take to paint my existing one??
 
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Old 07-09-2006, 08:56 AM
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Default RE: STeps I should take to Spraypaint my Valve Cover

Take the valve cover off or tape the area around it off in your engine bay(I suggest taking it off)

Clean the comnplete valve cover with a product like simple green thuroughly.

Let it dry completely.

Sand it with a high grit sand paper like a 2000 grit, Then go to 1000 grit, then 500 grit, and keep going untill you get a desired smoothness.

Primer it.

Apply paint, remember that the more coats you do the more depth it will have. After you apply like 2/3 coats wet sand it with a high grit sand paper like 1000 grit then re-apply how ever many coats you want(8 to 10)

Apply a clear coat, again the more coats you apply the more luster and shine it will have. Let dry completely then buff it.
 
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