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Help my paint on the valve cover starts to bubble

Here is something new that just started on my Slk. Mypainton the Valve cover starts to bubble and probably will peel later on. I have seen this on many R170s that i looked at it. I guess the paint starts to brake down due to heat? Any ideas why and how i can fix it besides buying a new cover. I just spoke to my Mb Dealer the new valve cover will be $ 283.10 special order out of Germany. Or i can have it powder coated and it probably will run close to the price of a new cover. Any ideas on how to resolve this problem. i just like my Engine looking pretty

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Paint it yourself for <$10. Remove the paint, clean the surface and use high temp "grill" paint you can get at just about any hardware. Try this stuff; http://www.rustoleum.com/CBGProduct.asp?pid=112
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Great idea Mark....sometimes simple is best!


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Thx for the info. i guess when i have some time off i will take the cover off and give it to my neighbor since he works in a bodyshop
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Thanks for the info guys. I will probably have to do this at some point. Just noticed one bubble on the cover a few days ago. It is still not bad, but I'm sure with time it will be. Would be easy to find a color match?
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Instead of trying to patch it, I would take it off then get it sand/grit/bead blasted, acid etched then powder coated. Should last longer than the original finish.






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My solution https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r170-gen...-corroded.html
Btw, that yellow sticker on the cover of the brain/k40 module is like $2.40 i need to buy one too!
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Did not know! He is still active so i though he still has it! (: and i know just helping out!
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