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filler on valve covers

I have a set of aluminum valve covers for my lt1 350 that I would like to paint but the castings are pretty wavy so, I would like to fill them.
I'm not sure body filler would tolerate the heat though.
I should also mention that this motor has twin turbos and they are rather close to the valve covers too.
Any suggestions?

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I have a set of aluminum valve covers for my lt1 350 that I would like to paint but the castings are pretty wavy so, I would like to fill them.
I'm not sure body filler would tolerate the heat though.
I should also mention that this motor has twin turbos and they are rather close to the valve covers too.
Any suggestions?

I am thinking you may want to "cut" them flat (grinding most likely) so they don't need any filler. Filler on engine sheetmetal is usually not a problem at all though. But with your turbos.......I am not so sure.

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I use a product called "All Metal'" when powder coating parts. Holds up to high bake heat
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