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Old 03-23-2004, 11:34 AM   #1
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painting the cam cover..

So I decided I wanna paint the spi's little egg carton cam cover.. probably flat black.. Im just curious if its as easy as taking off, sanding, painting, letting it dry, reinstalling? is there anything other than that i might need to do or look out for? anyone done this? thanks..

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Gasket is rubber, so you can re-use it. Only torque the three cover bolts hand tight or you'll chew up the rubber grommets. Easy to sand, prime, and paint. I have heard others say to use heat paint, but mine is fine after 2 years without special paint. I have also seen them powder coated and chromed. Sweet!!

Go for it. It's easy to do and worth the work.

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I also painted mine - I did use High Temp Paint as this cover dose get quite warm. found it simple to paint and clean and trim. Word to the wise - More coats - you dont want the paint chipping off the first time you accedently lay a wrench on it :P

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Old 04-23-2004, 12:40 PM   #4
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what are the tourque specs on it?
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Cleanliness is the key to any good paint job. I would remove it from the engine to spray it.
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You might also try getting a Haynes manual. It has very detailed instructions for removing and reinstalling the valve cover, as well as things to watch out for and other helpful stuff. It really is worth it. I swear by mine.
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what is powder coating? sorry for the question.
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