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Question Powder Coated Valve Covers

I am interested in having my valve covers powder coated. Yes, I remember a thread here some time ago regarding some guy who does them. Something to the effect of you send him your valve covers in exchange for the ones he powder coats for you so the down time of your Stang is minimal. However, first,I tried that route, the guy never got back to me, let alone how far down the list I would have been. Next my car is not a daily driver so down time is not that important to me. So my question is, what is an approximate cost to have someone powder coat my valve covers? What kind of shop does this kind of work, a body shop, a machine shop or what?

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Re: Powder Coated Valve Covers

Look up "Powder Coating" in your local phone book, or on Yahoo yellow pages, or something like that. I was looking at have a set of wheels powder coated gloss black and the shop I called said $50 per wheel if there wasn't any extra work. Anyway... they would be listed in you yellow pages...

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Theres a thread over at the mustang source, maybe thats what you're thinking of.
If down time isnt an issue, then your place in the list doesnt matter. Just send him yours to do and wait to get them back.

Mine are getting done next week when Im in Florida!
My cousin has a media blasting shop and said around 35 bucks or so.
He did mention to me about maybe getting something going doing this for members, but I dont think I want to get involved. If something wasnt right, I would feel at fault.

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Mine are getting done next week when Im in Florida!
My cousin has a media blasting shop and said around 35 bucks or so.
WOW, that sounds like a deal. After checking the yellow pages in several cities around me, I found a place or two, but they want a minimum of $75 and they say it can be done in a couple of days. Are the valve covers difficult to take off or require any special tools to do so?
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[quote name='Hatchman' date='August 21, 2005, 12:00 PM' post='483099']
In case anyone was wondering about time and tools to swap them out. I used a little 1/4" socket wrench, an extension, a 7mm(ignition coils), 8mm(cover bolts), and 10mm(air box hold-down bolt) sockets, and a screw driver. I also laid some towels over the fender to protect it from scratching.
First of all, I loosened up all the cam cover bolts, about a dozen on each side. Then I loosened up the 4 bolts holding on the ignition to the cam covers. Had to pop off all the vacuum lines and a couple of electrical connections. Then move all the ignition and other wires out of the way. On the driver's side, I had to remove the intake. Some people removed the battery tray, but I found this unnecessary.
The cam covers came right off, slid forward, up, and out of there. The thick rubber gasket is pretty tough, and reusable. No gasket sealer used by Ford or needed.
I ended up taking the oil neck off of my right side cam cover. The stock oil cap snaps right into its place, same thread pattern, and I think it looks better, though harder to fill without it, but I have several funnels. If you want it off, just let me know, it pops right off, though it's a little difficult.
Took me about 3 hours to swap mine out, but I'm really slow, and take my time, and clean stuff as I go. I'm sure the more mechanically inclined with an electric screwdriver with a socket attatchment could possibly swap them out in 30 minutes. Even less if you have a buddy helping. It's pretty easy though, if you can take out thirty bolts and put them back in, you can do this. Just be careful not to cross thread the bolts putting them back in, and I recommend putting in the bolts on the ends in first.
Hope this helps.[/quote]
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It sounds really easy

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You might want to keep an eye out for leaks near the front. There actually is a little bit of sealer used where the front engine cover meets the block. I scraped the old off of my block with a razor blade and put a new dab in that spot.
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Powder Coating Part Exchange

I do a Powder Coating Part Exchange aslo.

Part Exchange Service
To keep your car up and running while having your parts powder coated we offer a core exchange program on popular selling products.
You Pay an additional core charge at time of purchase, we send you the item in the color of your choice. You then send us your part, in good condition at which time we will refund your core charge. If you would like to take advantage of this service, please inquire on the availability of your part prior to powder service purchace.

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I do a Powder Coating Part Exchange aslo.

Part Exchange Service
To keep your car up and running while having your parts powder coated we offer a core exchange program on popular selling products.
You Pay an additional core charge at time of purchase, we send you the item in the color of your choice. You then send us your part, in good condition at which time we will refund your core charge. If you would like to take advantage of this service, please inquire on the availability of your part prior to powder service purchace.

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My valve covers have since been powdercoated. Thanks for the offer, I will keep it in mind, for my brother wants his valve covers powder coated too (he has a F-150 w/5.4, same valve covers as the S197s 4.6)
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You should get a group buy going.
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Theres a thread over at the mustang source, maybe thats what you're thinking of.
If down time isnt an issue, then your place in the list doesnt matter. Just send him yours to do and wait to get them back.

Mine are getting done next week when Im in Florida!
My cousin has a media blasting shop and said around 35 bucks or so.
He did mention to me about maybe getting something going doing this for members, but I dont think I want to get involved. If something wasnt right, I would feel at fault.

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Holy old thread, lol.

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