Bones on Jul/09/02 said:Getting that powder coating off is going to be a real pain in the ass I bet....it's your choice...but you have other options.
1.Buy a chrome valve cover-I think Moroso makes them.
2.Paint it yourself.Just clean the VC (no need to strip off the P.C.), allow to dry, and spray paint with the chrome paint in light coats.
If you do decide to to anything with it, whatever it is---if you take it off, be sure to put a new valve cover seal back on.Any auto parts store will have them for $15-20.Some will even include new spark plug hole seals.=)
I've heard "real" chroming a valve cover (with the electrolosis) is bad.It essentially locks in the heat of the engine.