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Old 05-05-2005, 10:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i was thinking about painting my vavle cover and intake manifold. does any have any tips or has done this them selves, or you know any DIY sites.

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spray can works fine, i used some high temp shit that you can get a crappy tire, works good
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I was thinking the same thing when I was adjusting my valves.

They have a lot of colors of hi temp paint down at the store.

Maybe Pink ..... that'll shut 'em up ...... Har Har..........
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so i guess its nothing special just take it off and paint.
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so i guess its nothing special just take it off and paint.
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yeah, just make sure its dry... you don't want the paint to create a new seal beweet your head and cover!
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Originally posted by ae.cowboy+May 5 2005, 10:55 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(ae.cowboy @ May 5 2005, 10:55 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-tyro2001@May 5 2005, 09:59 PM
so i guess its nothing special just take it off and paint.
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yeah, just make sure its dry before you put it back on ... you don't want the paint to create a new seal between your head and cover!
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get some self etching primer because the paint will just peel off if you dont prime it first, also use a alchahole based degreaser aswell and get all the grease off and mask off the all the seals and you should be good to go.
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i used a degreaser and then i sanded it down, then sanded it again with a high grit (2000) sandpaper. Then i used generic black engine spray paint that i bought at pep boys... the total project cost about $7 with the sandpaper
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Another but more expensive idea would be to get the parts flame sprayed. I haven't done it but my son has planted a seed in my brain.

Has anyone tried it?

Seems like protecting the mating areas would be key.

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i was thinking about painting my vavle cover and intake manifold. does any have any tips or has done this them selves, or you know any DIY sites.

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Give it a good wash and then degrease it. From this point becareful not to handle it a lot. Even grease frm your fingertips will create fisheyes in the paint. You could also sand with 800 grit(no more because it could leave sand scratches that will swell if you paint over them), bump it up to 1500 and sand a little more than 2000 to top it off with a nice finish. This should allow your base to adhear just right. Or you can get a red scotch pad and get a cleaner called scuff and clean and then you wouldnt need to sand it since youll already have scuffed it. READ ALL LABELS SO YOU KNOW YOUR PRODUCTS. Self-etching primer isnt sprayed on like every other base, so read the can. Most etching primers require a light dusting of the substraight, not full coverage like primer surfacer and etc. Use a high temp paint, mostly sold at auto part retailers or a good paint shop(oreileys usually has a good selection.) Then set a good layer down, wait 15 minutes for it to flash dry and then do another coat and continue till you have about 3-4 good coats and then let dry. Have fun and good luck....post pictures when your done.

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You should powder coat it, the finish will last longer and look better. Its up to you though, depends on how much money you want to spend.
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Old 05-07-2005, 11:18 AM   #11 (permalink)
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thanks alot guys, im gonna wait when i have a free day to do it. i got one question what do you think about color, im thinking about painting my vavle cover flat black and the lines and the bmw symbol white? same thing with the intake manifold. or should i do it gloss black?
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Flat black may tend to get dirty easier
besause the surface is slightly rough.

white powder , dirt may show up......

I like the powder coat idea myself,
a little more down time but very durable.....

Many ,many colors available too
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whats is powder coating?
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whats is powder coating?
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they put a charge on the piece that they are painting and spray the paint on it and the charge makes the paint stick to it better then any other paint, its a little more complicated then that but thats the idea, powdercoatins only worth while if your doing a wack of parts otherwise it gets pricey, also they all have to be the same color for it to be cheap. my friend owns a powderoating company so i get stuff done for cheapy cheaP but its still pretty cheap anyways. and it will never peal off.
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eh.....il just use some ol school spray paint, if shit happens il just repaint it. thanks anyway
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