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Old 20 Dec 2009, 12:31 pm
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Default 93 Honda accord's valve cover paint?

my valve cover is black. the original... like this

I don't want to buy a new one. I want to paint it... maybe blue or red. the thing is that i don't know what kind of paint to use. can somebody tell me what kind of paint to use so i can go from this...


i will appreciate it if you guys tellme what kind of pait to use, thanks.
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Old 20 Dec 2009, 01:31 pm
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You can buy hi temp engine paint from any auto parts store. That's the best unless you have a paint gun and can buy the commercial engine paint and mix your own.
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Old 20 Dec 2009, 01:46 pm
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Use Duplicolor Engine paint. Engine paint will stand up to the heat of the engine. It can be found in a number of colors.

Most important. You should remove the valve cover for painting. This is because of the cleaning requirements. If you do not have the valve cover perfectly clean your new paint will quickly peel.

Start with some disposable shop towels and some mineral spirits. This will get the majority of the oil cleaned off. Follow up with brake parts cleaner. This will get it squeaky clean.

If the old paint is bad you may want to remove it. You could use either a chemical stripper or some sandpaper. Follow up with a red scotch bright pad. Then use the brake parts cleaner again.

Follow the directions on the spray can when you paint.
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Old 20 Dec 2009, 02:01 pm
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i did the same to my h22 valve cover and resprayed it a blue like the f20b valve cover...

go to, in the forums there is a precise and step by step how to or a diy on this topic....personally high temp paint isnt required. i used regular outside enamel on mine...dupicolor hammered blue it was....turned out frickin awesome..

link to the how to:

my post for my valve cover respray

trust me its more simple than you think....
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Old 20 Dec 2009, 03:01 pm
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high temp engine paint, like everyone has said, however i highly suggest you take the valve cover off before hand, and get a can of paint remover, you need to fully strip the valve cover down, then clean it, then paint it or it will end up looking like shit. you can also add some extra flavor to it by laying down a base coat over valve cover in one color, taping off the letters, then spraying over it with another color, when you remove the tape youll have an OEM look to the valve cover, but have it be different all together
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