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I painted my valve cover, its red wrinkle paint just like real ferrari's. It doesn't appear that bright in real life, but none the less does it look tacky? I dont wanna be a ricer, lol :). whats your thoughts?

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Nope! The definition of rice...

...is a purely cosmetic change that has the intent of suggesting a performance mod. As in putting a NISMO windo sticker on your beat up Stanza.
 

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Tacky? Nah. No way! It fits the car. My Dad works at a company that owns, among other fine car dealerships, the largest North American Ferarri dealership in the US and I have seen the "red heads" a lot. It looks great in your car, as well as in the real Ferarris. Your car is over the top, why not the red head ? Just looking at the font fender, in your picture; at the curves, I think "Ahhh, the way they made cars in the late fifties & sixties." It must be cool to drive that thing. I like the head cover.
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Iv'e seen pictures your car before. The bodywork is the work of an artist. The red headcover just compliments everything else. But, then, I'm a Ferarri lover as well as a Datsun lover. A Ferarri lover with the budget of a Dasun lover.
 

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Hello Scott

It’s cool that you asked others advice.
I just put things on or do it and change it back real fast.
What I would do is get the same color red on the exterior
and hold a piece of cardboard to shield the outer paint, this to match the inside of the hood. I think I see a bit of surface rust on the inside hood, get some brillo and remove it, let dry and prime and hit it with red. Remember Hand spray red under things is 100% better than nothing.
Next I would straighten up those spark plug wires so they are in lines like un cooked spaghetti…non perfect wires pulls the eye from the car and onto the tangled looking wires. I know I may sound a bit prissy about cosmetics of a car but this is my specialty.
I would hit the vent area under the wipers as this needs protection as well.
You guys take em apart and put em back together.
I am clueless about doing that but I’m learning.
But I sure can make a car look pretty.
Maybe spray the spot were the hood sits also.

I see some bad @ss hood locks tell us about this cool add on.


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Dont forget that testerossa means red head in italian.
 

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a clear coat over that would

add some depth to the red to match the rest of the car
 

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I saw a 250 GTO replica in Tejas with "Nissan" etc milled off the top of the valve cover and aluminum letters epoxied on saying "Ferrari"...most folks likeed it...those hood hold-down clips are Ferrari look-a-likes...or perhaps real ones???...is your car an Alpha???...Rhino???...or ???...in any case it is NICE!!!... :eek:)
 
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