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so i wanna paint my valve cover!

i got everything unbolted and disconected...

but its hard to pull off! how do i go about prying it open????? :blink:
 

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screwdriver maybe

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I have not taken mine off yet so I don't know for sure

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XFE will be in here to answer I'm sure...
 

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which is why I just settled with painting the plastic cover :)

as long as you dont f up the gasket, prying is ok.

post pics when complete!!
 

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but our motors are aluminum...i dont think you pry with a screwdriver/chisel
 

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Carefully use a flat head screwdriver to pry it up. Just don't damage the gasket and you'll be fine.

Put the screwdriver between the cover and the head and just pry or twist the screwdriver and it will start to come loose.
 

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Carefully use a flat head screwdriver to pry it up. Just don't damage the gasket and you'll be fine.

Put the screwdriver between the cover and the head and just pry or twist the screwdriver and it will start to come loose.
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you just have to be careful.
 

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I concur with Mike. It shouldn't be that hard.

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Use something with a lot of surface area, maybe 2 screwdrivers. that will lessen the possibility of breaking the aluminum.
 

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ok thanks guys i got it off...

now...

is it necessary to it sand down
 

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Sanding it will help the primer stick to it better but if you don't want to go through all that then just make sure you clean the hell out of it.
 

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always good to prime it then your insuring your top coat will adhere and look the best and sanding insures the primer will stick so if your primer is good then so will your top coat


post some pictures up later I wana see the final product!
 

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I did sand it and cleaned it all the way with thiner and let it air dry and applied high temp primer and then the actual pain. let it completely dry before putting back in place
 

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I know youv'e done it already, but i found it most effective to bump it with the meaty part of my hand worked like a charm...lol
 
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