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Old 03-23-2009, 03:55 PM   #1
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Well I finally painted my valve covers...I will get some pics up later...My question though is the sides all came out super shiny and smooth but they top is a little rough...any idea why? Should I add some more clear in a slightly thicker layer across the top?
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Old 03-23-2009, 04:02 PM   #2
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did you wet sand?
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Old 03-23-2009, 04:31 PM   #3
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Not yet...looking to see if that is something that is suggested and how I should go about doing it...I have zero experience with paint and wet sanding
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Old 03-23-2009, 04:35 PM   #4
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Ideally you should wetsand inbetween coats... it could be a bunch of reasons for the difference in the paint feel.

- sand prep - Was everything sanded and prepped properly? Did you use any primer?

- It could be from an excess amount of paint on either side (depending how the valve cover was placed when you painted it... remember multiple thin coats is always better than a couple of thicks coats.

- Where did you paint this? Possibly some particles could have been kicked up and got stuck in the paint when you painted?
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Old 03-24-2009, 11:34 AM   #5
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hey mike what type of paint did you use? just wondering as my car is in need of some detail work red valve covers would look nice in my bay
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Old 03-24-2009, 12:53 PM   #6
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I used Dupli-Color or whatever engine enamel...Some people said I didn't need engine paint others said I def did so I decided rather safe then sorry and used it
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Old 03-24-2009, 01:14 PM   #7
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:rolleyes1:

(I am willing to shoot some photos for you if you would like if you got them mounted back on the engine.)
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