C4 Tech/Performance L98 Corvette and LT1 Corvette Technical Info, Internal Engine, External Engine

Valve Cover Question

 
Old 07-20-2001, 04:26 PM
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I think this one should be an easy one for someone out there. I have a 1992 LT1 that appears to be stock. The valve covers are an ugly shade of brown while the rest of the engine is black, silver and chrome. My father tells me that these can be painted with special paint. Do I have a cheap set of aftermarket valve covers? Can these be painted? Should I pickup a replacement set at Carlisle this year? The engine looks incredible except for those ugly valve covers.

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Old 07-20-2001, 04:49 PM
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Yeah Mid America and such sell the paint to match what they looked like new. without seeing a picture it sounds like you have the Magnesium covers found on the C4's up through 1992.

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This is what my valve covers look like. From a distance they are fine, but they really need to be cleaned up and re-painted.



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Old 07-20-2001, 04:56 PM
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Yours appear to be what I'm looking for - a more natural looking valve cover. Looks like I'll need to brush up on my painting skills. How difficult will it be to paint these? I believe for the job to be done right - I'll need to remove the alternator which is slighly outside of my technical ability (I don't even change my own oil!!)

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