Much of the paint on my valve cover had come off, and so I finally sanded
it down. I then decided I liked the bare metal look, and so I painted it
with clear spray lacquer. This didn't work, and that stuff is flaking off
pretty quickly (I should have expected it; it was made for wood ....). But
I still like the look, and was wondering if there is some clear paint that
can take the heat.
If I give up on the bare metal look, do I need to use an engine paint, or
will any of the spray paints at the hardware store do the job.