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can someone please tell me where i can buy a chrome valve cover for my 1994 acura integra LS i really want one
 

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has anyone tried this?
 

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That's basically how I did mine on my Toyota truck. It turned out real nice.
 

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do you have any pics?

how hard is it to take off my valve cover on my 94 teg ls?
 

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take off screws on top. Its really easy, just dont dump sand into the motor. Cover the valves if you take it off with a clean plastic trash bag or something.

Plus... It will be much harder to polish than that crapbox D series engine on the link above. Our valve covers are powder coated. You'll need some harsh chemical paint stripper and a lot of elbow grease to get the powder coat off first.
 

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Quote: MeltMan on Jul/09/02 take off screws on top. Its really easy, just dont dump sand into the motor. Cover the valves if you take it off with a clean plastic trash bag or something.

Plus... It will be much harder to polish than that crapbox D series engine on the link above. Our valve covers are powder coated. You'll need some harsh chemical paint stripper and a lot of elbow grease to get the powder coat off first.
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use grafitti remover to get the black of the stock valve cover
 

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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.
 

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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.

lol thats how i started it to me all that work isnt worth it i would rather just buy a new one

but are you saying a chrome one would be bad cause it locks in the heat or are you saying if i did it my self it would be bad?
 

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does anyone even know a site that sells them for my ls?

if so please post one
 

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This post is right down my alley...

My company specializes in polishing import valve covers, you can do it yourself but it would be a challenge, might as well just send it off to us and we'll have you a polished great looking one for no more than $100, hope this helps...

Scott
SM Polishing
 

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If you have a wire wheel and buffer on a buffing machine, it will be a piece of cake. IT's aluminum, and it will polish up like the 98+ gsr rims.
 

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15 mins, 5 dollars and you will get the same results as me. Just get aircraft remover and spray it on your valve cover and juss rinse off. Look at profile for pics. Any questions, just PM me
 

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How many cans did you need to get all the paint off? This is something I am definately considering now that I have a daily driver :)
 

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Ok, I stripped the paint off the valve cover tonight,(that aircraft remover is awsome!) going to wet-sand it tomorrow. Now, will this thing rust? Do I need to put some sort of protective coating on it?

If this turns out well I think I am going to do the AEM CAI next, then various supports.(radiator support, fuel filter bracket, and most other small things.)

Thanks for yor help guys!
 
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