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This started out as an experiment to see if I could get a J-B Weld repair to hold on my cracked right valve cover. (Yes, yes... I know there are used ones on eBay... and I actually bought one... this was just an experiment... to see if it would work.)

Then it turned into an attempt to replicate a black wrinkle finish...

Now I am just out of control...

Have I gone too far?

 

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My opinion is that looks "pretty trick".
 

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I think it looks pretty cool. Would like to see how it looks with the rest of the mc in the picture.
 

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:thumbsup:that looks way cool, I will do that someday to a naked wing, and black it all out.

You give me hope:bow:
 

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I just want to add my voice to the "looks good" group.
 

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Me Likey.
 

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I do like that look, will give the bike/engine a nice contrast.
 

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Thanks...

I opened a thread years ago about how to replicate that brushed finish on the new valve covers... but there were not many posters. From what I can tell from the ones I have looked at... it appears they were brushed with long haired, very soft, brass wheels... probably following a robotic program of some sort. Then clear finished...

Unfortunately the clear on mine has been violated in more than just a few places and were looking pretty grungy. Pretty deep oxidation in places. Then I got the crack last summer while I was in Georgia and the right one has been leaking ever since... forcing me to do something.

On the JB Weld repair, I hollowed it out a bit from the outside with a Dremel... made a little goove of new metal along the crack. Burned it good with a mini-torch to burn out the oil... wiped it down with denatured alcohol and spooned the mix in with a razor blade... we'll see.

I just yoinked the left one and will prolly re-finish it tomorrow. I kinda like that black... certainly looks better than they did.

I did take pictures... I'll have to re-size them and push them up to the server. I'll post a gallery.
 

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That looks very nice and a good save of a valve cover.
 

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I love the look of that.

If I send my covers to you, will you fix them up for me? :)

I have never been a lover of chrome anything...
 

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Now, as far as the JB Weld patch.

From experience, JB Weld will hold for awhile, but, it will begin to ooze sooner or later.

Oil and JB just can't seem to have a lasting relationship.
 

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That looks very nice, and the red lettering is a nice extra.
 

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Silver vain Powder coat







 

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My 67 MGB GT has a metal dashboard with black krinkle, and I'm restoring it.

I need to strip to to baremetal and redo it.

With these good results from you, I'm really hopeful mine turns out well, too.
 
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