Originally Posted by jjcsr74
What type of paint and/or prep work was needed to paint these?
1 can of grey primer duplicolor engine paint
1 can of ford racing blue duplicolor engine paint
1 can of clear duplicolor engine paint
120 grit sanding block
200 grit sanding block
first cleaned them really good with brake cleaner, then sanded them down all the way to where it looked like it had a dull chrome finish with 120 grit and went back over the easily accessable areas with 200 grit for a smoother finish
3 coats of primer
3 coats of blue
3 coats of clear
***allowing about 10 minutes of dry time between each coat.
if you have any blemishes in the clear coat, you can take 2000 grit sandpaper and evenly sand down your valve cover. then go back over it with a heavy coat of wax and shine them right up.
let dry for about 10 hours so the paint doesnt peel right off when trying to re-install.
re-install covers, and wa-la