Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Winston Salem, NC
Re: Which valve cover finish is the best?
Well, I went with the polished aluminum a few years back. They look good when polished, but look really bad when tarnished.
It depends on your personality. I love to drive my car and race my car, not clean it. I have never been a detail fanatic when it comes to cleaning, waxing, polishing, etc. So, for me, keeping them polished is a burden and if I had it to do over I would go with the black crinkle finish.
If you are like my neighbor who washes all of his cars every single week inside and out year around and enjoy spit shining your ride, then the polished aluminum may be the best for you.
69 Camaro, 3650lbs., 400ci, TH400, Coan 10" converter, 3.50 gear
D1SC, pump gas, street car, Water/Meth injection
1.302 60', 5.956 @ 116.4 Super Sniper EFI 2019