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Old 07-07-2011, 05:52 AM
ColinS ColinS is offline
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Default can i paint the insides of my valve covers?

as it says can i?

cause the outside is already painted but the insides are not touched would it hurt anything if i shot some blue engine paint up there?
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Old 07-07-2011, 07:18 AM
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Default Re: can i paint the insides of my valve covers?

If you did it right, you probably could but I wouldn't recommend it just because if you don't completely remove all oil residue, it won't stick and might clog your oil passages.
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Old 07-07-2011, 07:27 AM
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Default Re: can i paint the insides of my valve covers?

Ya I would not do it either.
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Old 07-07-2011, 08:41 AM
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Default Re: can i paint the insides of my valve covers?

I wouldnt take the chance on having paint flakes
Falling off and ruining the engine.
If you can't SEE it ,don't bother painting it
If You'er bored,get over here and help me to
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Old 07-07-2011, 09:03 AM
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Default Re: can i paint the insides of my valve covers?

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If you did it right, you probably could but I wouldn't recommend it just because if you don't completely remove all oil residue, it won't stick and might clog your oil passages.
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Ya I would not do it either.
thanks! i didnt think so i was just curious i'd hate to grenade my motor cause of paint lol

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I wouldnt take the chance on having paint flakes
Falling off and ruining the engine.
If you can't SEE it ,don't bother painting it
If You'er bored,get over here and help me to
Install a body lift!LOL

yea your only like what 12 hrs away lol if you were close maybe then it would be a different story
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Old 07-07-2011, 09:03 AM
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Default Re: can i paint the insides of my valve covers?

You can do it but its a whore to prep...they used to paint the inside it them white cause it would get rid of the heat or so they thought, I would just leave them alone
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Old 07-07-2011, 09:13 AM
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Default Re: can i paint the insides of my valve covers?

Why would you want to do it out of curiosity?
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Old 07-07-2011, 09:54 AM
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Default Re: can i paint the insides of my valve covers?

I would not paint in there... after all its not gonna rust. Its covered in oil.
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