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Old 03-27-2005, 11:22 PM   #1
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Exclamation Engine Dress up - Valve Cover

Ok, anyone here modified the look of the valve cover? Paint etc.? What paint do you use?

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VHT Wrinkle Red - Looks like a rough powdercoat; ala Honda Type R





Point is I was flipping through the new FocusFanatics magaine (with the orange cossi focus on the cover) and they show an SVT Engine, and the valve cover was black, and the spark plug gover was painted silver. That looks HOT! Basically just reversed the colors...

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Old 03-27-2005, 11:50 PM   #2
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That looks good. Where did you get the paint?
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Old 03-28-2005, 12:03 AM   #3
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...um, you can get it at any automotive retailer...I think I got it from Salvos (a local Baltimore chain)
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"Point is I was flipping through the new FocusFanatics magaine (with the orange cossi focus on the cover)"
Where do you get the FF magazine? I have looked all over this site and can't find it Please help.
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Ok, just found it. If I did the search correctly the 1st time....
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Old 03-28-2005, 10:31 AM   #6
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that looks nice, ive been thinking about painting mine but cant decide which color, the black w/ silver spark plug cover sounds really cool. I have alot of blue in my engine, TB, CAI, plug wires, ground wires, and amp cable. Any suggestions? i was thinkin red cause yours looks awesome but i dont think it would look right in mine......and another ??? how hard is it to take the valve cover off? and do you have to replace the gasket when you do it? mine is fairly new cause it cracked and was fixed under warranty not to long ago.
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Might as well keep the theme of blue going, unless that will be overbearing.
The reversed black/silver might be good.
That might fool some people into thinking it was a stock Zetec with SVT wire cover...hehe

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Looks very good... nice work!
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They make 'wrinkle' blue, red, yellow, and silver..

I agree; keep it blue...
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i just saw your page on cardomain..very nice, i actually went there right after reading this post, and saw it under the new rides.... and yea i was thinkin painting it blue, but i think that would be to much, maybe orange?? heres a pic of my engine, dont mind the water spots...

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