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Old 10-07-2017, 05:53 PM   #1
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how long to wait to apply valve cover decal?

I just painted my valve cover, duplicolor detroit diesel green , i have a new high torque 292 sticker for it.
How long should i wait until i apply the sticker?
Its a peel and stick type.
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Old 10-08-2017, 03:25 PM   #2
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Re: how long to wait to apply valve cover decal?

Just a few days I am thinking. The thing is those paints don't "cure" they "dry" and if you stuck it on too soon the paint may be full of solvent and the sticker will end up peeling up on the edges or something. So leaving it cure longer isn't going to hurt a thing, only making it better.

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Old 10-08-2017, 07:49 PM   #3
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Re: how long to wait to apply valve cover decal?

thanks for that info. the solvent is what concerned me also.
the paint can label says re coat within 4 hrs or after 36 hrs.
the cover has sat in 90 degree sun for 2 days , so i think tomorrow i will put the decal on and get my engine back together. a few days ago i got it purring and want to listen to it run.
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Re: how long to wait to apply valve cover decal?

You can't know everything, if it fails you do it again, not the end of the world.

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Re: how long to wait to apply valve cover decal?

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You can't know everything, if it fails you do it again, not the end of the world.

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ha ha, i did buy 2 decals incase i had to redo it to get it right.
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You are a wise man.

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Re: how long to wait to apply valve cover decal?

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Just a few days I am thinking. The thing is those paints don't "cure" they "dry" and if you stuck it on too soon the paint may be full of solvent and the sticker will end up peeling up on the edges or something. So leaving it cure longer isn't going to hurt a thing, only making it better.

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Duplicolor makes decent engine paint, you should be good to go after 2 days in the hot sun. Love the color BTW, I used it on the motor for my '58
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