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Thread: polished or powdercoated "SHELBY" valve cover

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    polished or powdercoated "SHELBY" valve cover

    I found a 1 piece "SHELBY" valve cover and am looking for opinions on if I should polish it like my current valve cover or powdercoat it and sand the lettering and fins down to match my intake. Here's a couple shots of my engine bay:






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    Re: polished or powdercoated "SHELBY" valve cover

    Polish it.
    Everybody does the black wrinkle thing to Shelby V/C's. Boring.
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    Re: polished or powdercoated "SHELBY" valve cover

    What you could do is keep the black wrinkle finish and then polish the fins and Shelby and polish the fins on the 2 piece as well, if you haven't already.

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    Re: polished or powdercoated "SHELBY" valve cover

    id say polished vc AND intake the intake will be easier to remove with the vc off i think. wonder how it would look polished with painted letters and stripes though... you could also polish that alt braket while your at it.

    you have a very clean looking car and engine bay, you might as well show it off with polished parts, instead of the motor just blending in.

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    Re: polished or powdercoated "SHELBY" valve cover

    polish it !

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    Re: polished or powdercoated "SHELBY" valve cover

    Keep your polished TURBO valve cover and sell me the crudy Shelby one......


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    Re: polished or powdercoated "SHELBY" valve cover

    Quote Originally Posted by Reeves View Post
    Keep your polished TURBO valve cover and sell me the crudy Shelby one......

    That is an idea. If they send me 2 by accident I'll give you the second lol.

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    Re: polished or powdercoated "SHELBY" valve cover

    Added a poll for ya

    Hard choice.. like we talked yesterday... with everything else nicely polished in your engine compartment a polished one would fit right in, but if it's already in good shape, I'd probably just bolt it on...

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    Re: polished or powdercoated "SHELBY" valve cover

    Quote Originally Posted by BadAssPerformance View Post
    Added a poll for ya

    Hard choice.. like we talked yesterday... with everything else nicely polished in your engine compartment a polished one would fit right in, but if it's already in good shape, I'd probably just bolt it on...
    Thanks buddy, It's coated already but in pretty rough shape so I would get it blasted anyway. That's why there is such a debate since I'm not sure if I should coat it or polish it. Not to mention that I've never seen a polished "Shelby" valve cover before.

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    Re: polished or powdercoated "SHELBY" valve cover

    Quote Originally Posted by tehdrizzle View Post
    Thanks buddy, It's coated already but in pretty rough shape so I would get it blasted anyway. That's why there is such a debate since I'm not sure if I should coat it or polish it. Not to mention that I've never seen a polished "Shelby" valve cover before.
    yep , but do it before me !

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