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Some pics of my recently painted valve cover and custom acura spark plug cover

Stuff used:
- Aircraft paint stripper
- Krylon wrinkle red paint
- Krylon fusion black paint (for dipstick)





The dipstick is now black... these were takin right after we finished the valve cover
 

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did you just cut the stock spark cover
Yeah, I used a bench grinder to get it to shape, the plastic is pretty thick and kinda hard to cut with a utility knife. After that i used a die grinder to finish the shape and then 220 sand paper to smooth it.

I didnt feel like paying 50+ dollars for an aftermarket one.

Howd you paint the dipstick? Did you prep it at all?
I used Gunk Engine Brite to clean the dipstick and then masked from the beginning of the metal down a few inches and held it out in front of me and sprayed it.
 

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Where's the step-by-step instructions?

BOOOOOOOO !

LOL.
I figured since there was so many I would wait till somebody asked. I'll try and post the step by step tonight, for the valve and spark plug cover.

Thanks DauHu for the nice picture of a bench grinder.
 

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I figured since there was so many I would wait till somebody asked. I'll try and post the step by step tonight, for the valve and spark plug cover.

Thanks DauHu for the nice picture of a bench grinder.
:thumbsup: :laughing: that shits so useful if you got a shop. kinda wish i still had shop class back in the day lol
 

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Some pics of my recently painted valve cover and custom acura spark plug cover

Stuff used:
- Aircraft paint stripper
- Krylon wrinkle red paint
- Krylon fusion black paint (for dipstick)

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The dipstick is now black... these were takin right after we finished the valve cover
hey where do you get aircraft paint stripper and what brand?
 

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looks just like a itr cover..nice.......
 

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:D

dun remember where u can get it, but works too good..


neways, DIY of spark plug cover please ^^;;
That's exactly the stuff I used. Got it from O'reilly's.

looks good but not feeling the DIY spark plug cover. why don't you just get one for the EP3? it's only like $21 from Honda.

I'll see if I can post up pics of mine in a week to show you.
There was actually one in the shop i work at the day before i did the valve cover. I was so tempted to take it.


Ne ways i had to work late last night so i will start on the diy now.
 
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