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Old 01-03-2013, 07:52 PM   #253
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Thanks! I can't wait till its all done too haha. I have a love/hate relationship with these DIY projects lol, well with modding in general lol.


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Old 01-03-2013, 11:56 PM   #254
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I hear ya! Love it when everything works out and hate it when they don't!
Haha amen! Man I can't wait to get this over and done with to see how awesome it comes out!


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Old 01-04-2013, 08:33 PM   #255
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Thought I would do a quick update on what is going on before I go away for vacation. So recently I have been working on my valve covers. I managed to remove the felt and the other stuff on top of them and I cleaned the passenger side one. I then painted it with Chevrolet Orange 500C spary paint I got at autozone that was on sale for $5 a can (saved $1.50 woo hoo lol). I then put a couple coats of clear on it and I am going to let it sit while I am gone so I don't ruin it.



When I come back from vacation I plan on going to a powder coater to get a quote on getting my Intake Manifold, Plenum Cover and my billet pedals powder coated. Hopefully it comes out to a fair price so I can then be done with that.

There are also a couple of other projects/mods I still have yet to do. I plan on sending out my headrests to get embroidered, I am going to try to change the filter on the Rx breather to a black one, I plan on buying a plenum spacer and I may relocate my IAT as well as replace some of the stock bolts with black ones for contrast.

Quick update: I decided the Chevrolet Orange paint was too bright for me so I hit the cover with 1 coat of IOM paint. It looks darker and will match my throttle body and other stuff much better now I think.

Here is the diff between the Chevrolet Orange spray paint I used and a bowtie painted in IOM that I am currently working on:
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:55 PM   #256
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:57 PM   #257
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When are you leaving on Vacation bud??

Tomorrow, my flight is at 1:00pm :thumbsu p:
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:03 PM   #258
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Enjoy yourself brother, be safe and have a blast, oh yeah get shit faced the whole time while your relaxing!
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:07 PM   #259
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Enjoy yourself brother, be safe and have a blast, oh yeah get shit faced the whole time while your relaxing!
Haha plan on it. Looks this this is gonna be my ride for the next week
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:10 PM   #260
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:34 PM   #261
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Have a great vacation! Wish I can go!
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:42 PM   #262
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So finished painting my valve covers in IOM!!!! I think they look awesome! I can't wait to install them. The passanger side valve cover is a little lighter than the driver side but I used two diff techniques painting them. And you won't even be able to tell once they are installed on the car.

Here is the passenger side one done:



And the driver side with my Rx breather (tried using simple green to clean the oil off the filter part and got some off, still leaning to changing the filter to black)



And here they are both. In this pic you can kinda see how the passenger side is a little bit lighter than the driver side.


(o in this pic you can also see the rear bowtie I painted haha)


Now the reason the passenger side valve cover is lighter is because I originally used Chevrolet Orange engine paint and then realized it was too light so I hit it with a couple of layers of IOM. But for the driver side I decided to hit it with a primer engine paint and then I hit it with IOM paint.

I am so excited to install these and see how they go with everything else!

The next thing I need to figure out before re-installing these covers is I want to make the bolts that put it on to be black except there is a little bit of a problem, they are standard bolts. They look like this:


Now I can remove the rubber thing and it looks like I will need to buy some black insert washers? and black bolts which wouldn't be too bad. The only problem is I can't pull out the bolt from the washer so I have no idea how to go about switching them for black ones.
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:42 AM   #263
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The covers look AWESOME. Thanks for the tips on the painting them with engine primer first.

As for the bolts, paint them black? Then just touch them up as necessary after the install. Might not even notice them once they are back on the engine.
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:55 AM   #264
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Covers look great! Can't wait to see them on the engine! I agree with 600man, paint them black and touch up after install.

edit: I forgot to ask, how was the cruise?
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:17 AM   #265
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The covers look AWESOME. Thanks for the tips on the painting them with engine primer first.

As for the bolts, paint them black? Then just touch them up as necessary after the install. Might not even notice them once they are back on the engine.
Thanks! I am so happy on how they came out! Painting the bolts is a good idea. I'll have to try it out and see how it goes, if all goes well I will prob end up painting my tb bolts as well.

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Covers look great! Can't wait to see them on the engine! I agree with 600man, paint them black and touch up after install.

edit: I forgot to ask, how was the cruise?
Thanks! The cruise was great it was nice getting away for awhile. Although I heard this past saturday/sunday it was really nice Upstate haha.
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So how was your vacation??
Obviously the ship didn't sink!
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