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is it possible to use like high temperature paint, like the same kind that you would use to paint your calipers, on the DI cover? i wanna paint mine red and cant seem to find one online that is already that cover and is for a 9-5.
 

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yes
 

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wow that looks sooo good. so how exactly do i go about doing this. i want to paint mine red. can i just buy like spray on paint from the autoshop? do i have to cover up the other parts of the engine when i go to paint it?
 

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you could paint everything if you want to be messy. but i would take out the dic, clean it and scuff it up with a scotch-brite pad mask off the underside and the connector on the side and paint away.
 

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ohhh well that sounds like the right way to do it but i have absolutely no idea how to take that damn thing off man. would your suggest using spray on paint or going at it with paint and a brush. can you buy the correct paint at like an autoshop? or home depot or something like that?
 

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DIC removal

C'Mon, really?
Disconnect the connector on the right hand side (as you look at it)
Remove the four torx screws.
Have a "ball" (quote from Jeffrey Dahmer)
Check or change your spark plugs while you're at it
reverse the process
 

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C'Mon, really?
Disconnect the connector on the right hand side (as you look at it)
Remove the four torx screws.
Have a "ball" (quote from Jeffrey Dahmer)
Check or change your spark plugs while you're at it
reverse the process
ahaha yes really bro. i do need the occasionally assistance with projects like these. i dont know everything. i just wanna make sure i do it right. dont worry im sure i'll have plenty more dumb questions that will make your head explode. :D
 

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now i want to start painting stuff as well.
 

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If you want it to come out nicely and last. I would suggest using high temp paint.

You can order some up from POR. They make great stuff. I would prime it as well just to give me that extra peace of mind.
 

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If your want it to come out nicely and last. I would suggest using high temp paint.

You can order some up from POR. They make great stuff. I would prime it as well just to give me that extra piece of mind.
not to be critical, but i'm sure you would prefer to have peace of mind
 

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If your want it to come out nicely and last. I would suggest using high temp paint.

You can order some up from POR. They make great stuff. I would prime it as well just to give me that extra piece of mind.
Concur. POR engine enamels have a very high percentage of base solids and last a long, long time. That said, their color choice is somewhat limited, and the cure times are high.

Here is my valve cover in one of POR's blue (engine enamel) shades:

I recently changed it to POR Colorchrome to match the other stuff in there:

 
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