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I came across an ad on Facebook Marketplace. This blue BBC steel valve cover got my attention. I replied to the seller asking how the color was applied. Was it dipped, sprayed, etc. He claims he got them in a package when he bought a boat to restore. No marking or decal on the inside. Anybody out there run across this Blue Anodized steel vale cover. I would like to know who the manufacture is.

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That looks like candy blue powder coating over a chrome valve cover.

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Could very well be. Or a form of hydro dipping with the BLUECHROME or even just paint. I did see a Nissan Skyline painted that color too a few years ago. Boat guys get crazy on pretty things for there offshores......
 

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I'm with TS1955 . . . . . . Blue powder coat applied to chrome valve covers.
 

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They used to be popular around here. So were the gold ones. I have a gold one out in the shed I think it's a Moroso. I couldn't say whether it was paint or anodized.
 

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The actual Moroso covers were Aluminum. I have them in red, and have used blue in the past. S noted they also came in gold. These were very light weight covers.

Those being steel are maybe some sort of blue electo-plating. We used to do that in the mid 90's where you could plate any color as long as there was a chrome base. We usually did a gold package on emblems of cars at the time. I did see blue, green, yellow and red that our guy did to various other chrome surfaces.
 

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I have seen them as small block covers. Like was said they seem to be coated cheap chrome steel covers. I couldn't tell you who made them as they were on a customer car. The good thing I remember is that it was fairly tough. It was not coming off.
 

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VHT used to make some transparent coating years ago that would make chrome look like that.
 
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