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Old 10-27-2005, 08:05 AM
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Valve cover on a 1982 300D, aluminum?

1982 300D

The engine is cast iron (right?), but is the valve cover aluminum?

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Old 10-27-2005, 08:46 AM
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Cool, I'm going to polish it. Anybody know what can be applied to it after to slow tarnishing, but still withstand engine heat?

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Old 10-27-2005, 08:56 AM
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Powder coatings........however chip it or scratch it and then you will wish you never did it....but thats true of most coatings.


I've considered jet-hot coating my intake and exhaust manifolds......just haven't justified the cost/benifit thing yet.
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Thanks, DHD.

Gotta link on "powdered coatings?" (no doughnuts, please)

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Old 10-27-2005, 09:22 AM
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Actually it should be Powder coating.....
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&hs=CnQ&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-USfficial_s&q=powder+coating&spell=1

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http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=powder+coating

These should get you started.

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Or, you could put some polish on it.

Gord's is supposed to be a polish/sealant for aluminum.

http://gordsaluminumpolish.com/index.html

Not the miracle cure-all they claim, it didn't do much of anything to my whitened aluminum trim, but it might at least prolong the shine a little once you have the valve cover polished.

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