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05-02-2014 12:10 AM
daspazzZX3 Use a base paint that is an adhesion promotor. Then your plastic paint will stick like glue!
01-18-2013 11:56 PM
Blue5ive On an act it just pops off cuz it only snaps on.
01-18-2013 10:46 PM
kennysvt How do u take the cover off the overflow res to paint it?
12-20-2012 09:55 PM
seventystangfan
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i use nightshade myself , as i don`t have a choice in canada , good stuff.

and the other stuff will work nicely , make sure to clean the valve cover
Yeah it would definitely look horrendous if I didn't. I'm hoping to do a whole engine detail when I do this too.
12-20-2012 09:52 PM
Incognito27 i use nightshade myself , as i don`t have a choice in canada , good stuff.

and the other stuff will work nicely , make sure to clean the valve cover
12-20-2012 09:42 PM
seventystangfan
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yea make sure you use higher temp paint and primer , as the valve cover will get hot . and as for longevity , its because of the temperature extremes it deals with , cold = coldest day outside , Heat , hotest the oil gets. Paint doesn`t like those extremes , but as a interim thing , go for it. Make sure to throw up a pic when its done . id like to see it.
I chose Ford blue for the color. I had a $25 O'Reilly gift card laying around so now I just need to order the new gasket. Also got some Nite-shade

12-20-2012 07:32 PM
Incognito27 yea make sure you use higher temp paint and primer , as the valve cover will get hot . and as for longevity , its because of the temperature extremes it deals with , cold = coldest day outside , Heat , hotest the oil gets. Paint doesn`t like those extremes , but as a interim thing , go for it. Make sure to throw up a pic when its done . id like to see it.
12-20-2012 07:11 PM
seventystangfan So proper prep + high temp paint = decent valve cover? I'd love to get one of those massive speeds, but I think this will hold me down until then
12-20-2012 05:16 PM
Blue5ive You can paint the plastic one with no problem and it will stay just fine as long as you prep properly and use a good paint. I know from experience. A metal one from a contour would be nicer and could hold up a little better. Metal also allows you to powder coat it which is the best. I have 2 covers I need to powder coat.
12-20-2012 10:27 AM
Incognito27 i have one of those, sooo worth it.
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