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Painted intake and valve covers

This is a discussion on Painted intake and valve covers within the Appearance Section forums, part of the General Help category; I have seen a car or two with painted intake and valve covers. I have done this with older iron ...

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    Painted intake and valve covers

    I have seen a car or two with painted intake and valve covers. I have done this with older iron block cars before.
    Anyone who has done this. Did you use engine paint on the intake? How well is the finish holding up?

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    My main concern is how the intake will take the paint.
    Any pics would be appreciated too.

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    The intake is powdercoated and everything else is engine enamel from Autozone...Air Lid, Air Lid Base, Valve Covers, Strut Mounts/Wheel Wells, etc.

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    is that an aftermarket smooth bellow? or a piece of rubber hose?

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    is that an aftermarket smooth bellow? or a piece of rubber hose?
    4" Diameter Silicone Hose...I have a Speed Density Tune, so I don' have a MAF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z28_Driver View Post
    My main concern is how the intake will take the paint.
    Any pics would be appreciated too.
    Powdercoated intake, fuel rail and valve covers. Had the airlid and deck professionaly painted/cleared.





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    Very nice. Looks like powdercoating is the way to go on the intake.
    Has anyone used engine enamel on it?
    I would assuem it would stick. Just wonder if it would hold stay put on the plastic.

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    My powder coated covers and rails (during motor mock-up:












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