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Old 12-11-2018, 06:30 PM
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Hey Nate,

Just wondering what your thoughts are on 3D printing the lettering for the 32V valve covers, and could they be glued in place?

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Old 12-11-2018, 06:48 PM
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Hey Scott.

I assume you are referring to this lettering?




Reproducing the font and lettering? No problem (well may need a little help from my scan guy Rob E). As far as gluing it, I suppose epoxy with good temperature properties could work. So are you looking for letters that would sit flush inside the recess be flush with the cover or sit up a little proud of the surrounding surface?
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Old 12-11-2018, 07:36 PM
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^ Agree. Looks like Garage 9 has lots of options for this.
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The Garage9 ones (in solid red) look like the ones I used on my '90 S4's valve covers. They turned the covers (one of which is shown in post #2 above) to what's below. Quite nice, IMHO.

It's all detailed in the thread Powder coating intake/cam covers/etc. best practices (for the zillionth time!).

The covers (as well as all the other powder coated stuff shown in that thread) look pretty much the same today — eight years later — as they did in those photos.



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Those look great Ed!
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Those do look great Ed. I was trying to do some letters in a different color (blue) for my 89 S4 cam covers, and planned to cut them on a laser table here at work. Unfortunately after Kevin (to the 2nd power) in ATL sent me a file with the correct font, I wasn't able to load it into the computer as it violated our cyber security policy. I'd still love a set exactly like those, but in a bright blue.
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