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Old 09-08-2016, 08:45 AM   #1
Rfoto
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Engine Detailing

Had my E for a year now, and wanted to do a valve adjustment. Naturally that turned into a repaint of the horrible looking corroded valve cover. Nothing like complicating a simple job.

Used paint stripper (Aircraft Remover i had laying around) several times and the old paint came off pretty clean.

Followed up with a round sanding drum on the corroded areas and some hand sanding.
Primed with VHT primer, and 2 cans of VT Red crinkle. Oh and I baked it in the oven per VHT instructions on the can too.

100 and then 220 sandpaper wrapped around a block and the Honda name reappears shiny and new.

Now I need to do everything else under the hood that looks haggard by comparison!
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Old 09-08-2016, 08:48 AM   #2
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and the result:
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Old 09-08-2016, 09:54 AM   #3
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That looks amazing, nice job! Per suggestion in another thread, I used scrubbing bubbles under the hood and it worked wonders for me on getting most of the grime off.
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Old 09-08-2016, 10:15 AM   #4
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That looks amazing, nice job! Per suggestion in another thread, I used scrubbing bubbles under the hood and it worked wonders for me on getting most of the grime off.
I have to try that! My problem now is not grim, but age and corrosion on alloy parts and fasteners. I've changed out a few nuts and bolts, and will get to the next worst ugly thing (PS pump) when I get time. I have a friend with a vapor blast cabinet!!!
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Old 01-06-2017, 10:56 AM   #5
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Very nice! Every DOHC Honda valve cover should be red!
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