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fruitless 12 hours trying to repaint Valve cover and Plenum.

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  • fruitless 12 hours trying to repaint Valve cover and Plenum.

    I just spent the last 12 hours repainting my Valve cover and intake Plenum.

    I was trying to apply my version of the motorsport stripes on them. I got 2 colors down and fucked up the third. It was so perfect! Since I was at a public garage, it would be impossible to take the covers home to fix it. So I tried to repair it on site, but the stripes were to thick to spray over and look natural.

    In the end I re-stripped all the paint and used a silver that best matched Lachs. I forgot to take pics for my write-up too.

    I WISH I OWNED A GARAGE! :grr:


    Disclaimer: Remember, I know absolutely nothing, but it doesn't prevent me from having an opinion or suggestion. :

  • #2
    I had to do it. The garage was damp and cold so I had to sit there with a blow dryer for each layer of paint.


    Disclaimer: Remember, I know absolutely nothing, but it doesn't prevent me from having an opinion or suggestion. :

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    • #3
      you are a TRUE GANGSTA


      always keepin it real :cool:
      Old School

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      • #4
        It'll be worth it Magnus....!



        Stan

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        • #5
          Hardcore.

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          • #6
            I refuse to try it again until I own a home. You need to be able to sit down and work, not work in some public garage. It's staying sliver.

            I really don't know where my heads at this week! When you're not comfortable in your work environment, things tend to get fucked.

            Here was my mishaps today.
            •Re-sand the BMW M POWER and horizontal lines on valve cover and plenum..
            • After a 1/2 hour of looking, found lost acorn nut under cam.
            • Realize I forgot to replace a bolt under valve cover. Remove valve cover and realize the bolt actually belongs to the spark plug cover.
            • Put valve cover on again.
            •Place plenum on.
            • Realize I forgot to install 1 rubber trumpet seal.
            • Remove Plenum and install missing rubber seal.
            •Reattach Plenum again.
            •I must have lost 5 washers and 6 acorn nuts, and I would not continue until I found each.

            :rolleyes: Damn!


            Disclaimer: Remember, I know absolutely nothing, but it doesn't prevent me from having an opinion or suggestion. :

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            • #7
              Yeah, maybe you're right....


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              • #8
                U know you always have a second home up in Roughchester anytime you need it....give me a shout...

                B/C I want to put the same lines on my black valve cover...so maybe we can hit two birds with one can of spray paint

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                • #9
                  >>>I refuse to try it again until I own a home. You need to be able to sit down and work, not work in some public garage. It's staying sliver.<<<

                  I hear ya! (I miss my old house with the 5 car garage and shop...)

                  Long ago my first house had a gravel driveway and no garage...when I laid on my back it was like one of those bed of nails things. My back got all sorts of little bruises!!

                  Stan

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