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jshbaseball 03-08-2011 11:11 AM

Valve cover painting
 
not to sure where to out this, but how long and what do i need to do to paint my valve cover, im not to sure about what color yet, but i wanna do it before ff11, also any suggestions on type of paint would be appreciated, and what colors? car is light tundra green.

FuhFuh Focus 03-08-2011 12:30 PM

Depending on what other colors you have going on I think gunmetal would look pretty sweet.

jshbaseball 03-08-2011 01:04 PM

i have a red CAI but i am going to paint it to whatever color i do my valve cover, i was thinking gold, and then painting calipers gold? anyone suggest anything or have any opinions?

badass3 03-08-2011 05:53 PM

gunmetal

jshbaseball 03-08-2011 06:21 PM

i have a feeling thats what im gonna do, Gold is to flashy for me and ive only seen one person on here pull it off

jshbaseball 03-10-2011 09:58 PM

so i thought about what color i should do and since i'm going to have my mirror caps color matched i was thinking maybe i should color match the valve cover and the CAI i think it would look pretty neat and clean. the color would be Estate Green Metallic (Profile pic) anyone know where i can get enough paint to do this for my mirror caps, and valve cover, CAI for a decent price? I have a buddy who has a paint booth might have him do it, so where can i get the paint at a cheap price? Thanks!

FuhFuh Focus 03-10-2011 10:11 PM

Yeah color matched would be sweet too.

Sorry not sure exactly where you can get the paint. See if theres a local paint store that can match your color.

CJohn364 03-10-2011 10:19 PM

Moved ya to Interior Mods & Upgrades Chat.

I'd go with color matched.

jshbaseball 03-10-2011 10:29 PM

Thanks guys! i think thats what ill do! now just need to find paint, maybe ill ask my buddy who has a booth if he knows.

Flow~cus 03-10-2011 11:09 PM

As far as color...do whatever you want. Its your car. For time I did mine and it took 2 days. Thats cleaning it, priming, painting, clearing, and then letting it cure. Here is how mine turned out (all rattle can):

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