valve covers - plastic? or metal?
Okay, I just want to triple check with everyone. I was considering pulling my valve covers this weekend to get them powdercoated. Then, when I went to look at them, I noticed they were black and felt a lot like plastic, even when I tapped on them.
After reading on here, it seems a lot of people say they are in fact a magnesium alloy, but some still said they were plastic. I just want a definitive answer from some of the experienced guys, are my black 97 cougar 3.8l valve covers in fact metal? Is the black on the exterior just paint I would have to sand off before powdercoating? I'll say this much, they don't feel like any valve covers I've ever pulled in the past.
thanks for the help!