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This Is my First 1997 Sunfire Gt
Sunday, April 10, 2011 11:08 PM
How do you get the 2.4l cam cover painted?

Re: This Is my First 1997 Sunfire Gt
Sunday, April 10, 2011 11:48 PM
adam wagner wrote:

How do you get the 2.4l cam cover painted?

spray it with spray paint




Re: This Is my First 1997 Sunfire Gt
Monday, April 11, 2011 12:04 PM
how does it come off? just those 4 bolts?
Re: This Is my First 1997 Sunfire Gt
Monday, April 11, 2011 12:12 PM

Re: This Is my First 1997 Sunfire Gt
Monday, April 11, 2011 5:58 PM
Yes the 4 bolts. Btw where are you from?



Re: This Is my First 1997 Sunfire Gt
Monday, April 11, 2011 6:03 PM
st paul,mn

You?
Re: This Is my First 1997 Sunfire Gt
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 12:25 AM
The four bolts, then remove the electric connector on the side, then it pops up.




Re: This Is my First 1997 Sunfire Gt
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 8:44 AM
that lime green and black part?
Re: This Is my First 1997 Sunfire Gt
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 10:28 AM
make sure you use the right kind of paint too. you want a enamel not a lacquer, 2-3 coats of clear, wet sand between coats. And clean the @!#$ out of it before you paint it otherwise it will chip really easily.
Re: This Is my First 1997 Sunfire Gt
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 10:35 AM
Thank you i just had a hater neighbour come over dont be taking crap apart if its not broken don't fix it.lol

as i was taking the lime green and black piece out i turned around for a second the the lime green piece musy have slipped out and went do on something and i grab the longest screw driver and put alittle petrolem jelly on the end of it to make it stick and it worked.

Not sure what color to paint it yet.
Re: This Is my First 1997 Sunfire Gt
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 12:45 PM
what color is the car?

Re: This Is my First 1997 Sunfire Gt
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 1:55 PM
the car is white

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Re: This Is my First 1997 Sunfire Gt
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 2:38 PM
whats the other base color you going to put with it?
Re: This Is my First 1997 Sunfire Gt
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 3:07 PM
i was going to have a all white car or maybe black would like the auto shade vents to be white and the side mirrors to be white too.
Re: This Is my First 1997 Sunfire Gt
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 3:30 PM
Paint it black, and then paint over the 2.4L Twin Cam white. Then clear.

How I did it on my old gt was I used engine enamel as a base coat over the whole thing. Then I used enamel hobby paint, the stuff used to paint model cars and stuff, and painted it by hand over the raised letters, then cleared over top of everything with engine enamel clear. Worked great, and didn't chip. Looked awesome.
Mine was black base with red letters.
I think the white letters would look pretty awesome.




Re: This Is my First 1997 Sunfire Gt
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 5:36 PM
sweet just have to keep my neighbour across the side on being a hater and coming over if its not broken dont fix it.

what are the steps on doing that now? i know step one is take the cam cover off.
Re: This Is my First 1997 Sunfire Gt
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 8:00 PM
Tell him to stfu, your not fixing anything, your making it your own.

Steps would be:
1. Remove the idi cover (that's what it's actually called. It's not a cam cover, it's an idi cover. Just fyi)
2. Lightly sand off any stubborn dirt or oil residue. Don't score the metal, so use a high sandpaper grade, 220 or so. Maybe 300. Rememer, you don't want to remove any metal, just clean.
3. Wash it. Regular soap and water. Then rinse it again. Keep the water on the top and away from the coil underneath. Let it dry completely.
4. Make sure it's dry. It will feel a little rough to the touch because it's cast iron (I believe anyway).
5. Once dry, get your paint ready. make sure there is no dirt or anything left on it, and if there isn't, then spray it with the base coat engine enamel. Spray using light coats over the whole thing. Don't try to cover the whole thing in one coat. Use light coats. It will come out much better. Follow the instructions on the can for how long to wait between coats, and when it will be completely dry.
6. Once the base coat has dried, time for the pain staking painting by hand. Take your time with this. You can paint it however you want, just on the tops, all of the raised letter and sides, whatever you want. This is pretty obvious I think. Get a paint brush, sit down in a comfy chair, and start painting.
7. Once the lettering is dry, then clear coat the cover. Use the engine enamel again. and again, use light coats, and probably 3-5 coats. follow the instructions on the can again.
8. Once dry, put the idi cover back on and tell your neighbor to shove off.




Re: This Is my First 1997 Sunfire Gt
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 8:42 PM
true that,

Sweet i cant wait to do that thanks,
Re: This Is my First 1997 Sunfire Gt
Thursday, April 14, 2011 9:51 AM
check out my posting and buy some of my stuff lol
Re: This Is my First 1997 Sunfire Gt
Thursday, April 14, 2011 10:27 AM
what posting?

wat you selling?

you selling anything that will shut up my hater neighbour?
Re: This Is my First 1997 Sunfire Gt
Friday, April 15, 2011 11:28 AM
I think you need some 95-99 z24 rims I've got a real nice set for sale.




Re: This Is my First 1997 Sunfire Gt
Friday, April 15, 2011 3:57 PM
are they white?
Re: This Is my First 1997 Sunfire Gt
Friday, April 15, 2011 4:25 PM
if not powder coat em! Any luck with your idi cover yet?
Re: This Is my First 1997 Sunfire Gt
Friday, April 15, 2011 5:13 PM
no

did you paint yours?

where do i buy the paint for it?
Re: This Is my First 1997 Sunfire Gt
Friday, April 15, 2011 6:10 PM
you can buy some paint at autozone, or just about any autopart store

engine enamel would probably work the best



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