Before we get on with the step-by-step photos, a few words about painting are in order. The first and most important rule when using aerosol spray paints is to shake, shake, and shake! The better you mix the paint, the better it will cover. The second rule is to put on several light coats, rather than a heavy, wet coat. A heavy coat takes longer to dry, increases the chances for a run, and won't give you a uniform finish.
|DIFFICULTY INDEX ::: II |
|ANYONE'S PROJECT | no tools required || I |
|BEGINNER | basic tools ||II |
|EXPERIENCED | special tools ||III |
|ACCOMPLISHED | special tools and outside help ||IIII |
|PROFESSIONALS ONLY | send this work out ||IIIII |
I like Eastwood's self-etching primer for all my metal prep work. Aerosol Chevy Orange (or
The blasted sand really takes the paint off in a hurry. I used beach sand because it's ple
Here's one of the valve covers completely blasted. I highly recommend getting a coat of pr
This is what the pair of blasted covers looked like with several coats of primer on them.
Here, I'm applying another light coat of Chevy Orange. I used a disposable dust mask to ke
Here are the finished valve covers ready to be re-installed in my big-block coupe. A nice