Help Polishing our crappy valve covers

Discussion in 'DIY Tech Guides' started by Airborne2000, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. silverhorseGT06

    silverhorseGT06 forum member

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    powdercoating is definitely the way to go, IMO. I paid a little more than $50, but it was well worth it!
     
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  2. J.Cagle

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    How well have they held up on the car? I have a friend that can prep and powder coat mine for free, plus I airbrush some. I am just worried about how the automotive clear will hold up to the heat.
     
  3. Torched06GT

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    no problem with the heat been on there for a year and I drive it a couple times aweek, drove a straight 6 hour trip to a show with'em, no problems
     
  4. J.Cagle

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    do you know what brand of clear coat what used on them by chance?
     
  5. Torched06GT

    Torched06GT Junior Member

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    no I sure dont....sorry
     
  6. Airborne2000

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    i started polishing them last night, i have to work till mid night the rest of the week so i will not get much done, they are coming along though. i feel like im polishing my combat boots like we did a few years ago, my fingers havent hurt like this is a long time.
     
  7. whyask

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    you know the sad part is I MISS that.... you could always tell the shitbags from the squared away joes lol!! Post some pics of the progess if you get a chance to man !
     
  8. 06Torch

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    Funny shit right there...

    Gerardo
     
  9. onehotpny

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    I'd say a good auto motive grade of urethane enamel paint and hardner, not your spray can enamel ,but urethane you would use through a spray gun.
     
  10. weather man

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    LOL! Nice thread bump from the past!
     
  11. onehotpny

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    Yep, I'm polishing my valve covers as we speak, but I really haven't made up my mind weather I'm going to polish the whole valve cover or just the top part and paint the rest. I've already striped the valve covers and started the polishing process.
     
  12. Speed+Clinic

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    what polishing kit do you recommend?
     
  13. Jafo470

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    Why not just get them powder coated?
     
  14. 01yellerCobra

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    I should post the chrome valve covers I have for sale....

    We did the polish thing on the stock valve covers. They looked good, but they were a pain to keep up. I think after a month I ordered the chrome set.
     
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  15. S197GTBen

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    I’m local to San Diego if your still here and interested in those valve covers ... HMU
     
  16. MADGT

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    I polished my stock ones many moons ago, and was not able to keep up with them...this I ordered chrome and never looked back.