Finished Aluminum Valve Cover
Well I went to the junkyard and picked up an aluminum valve cover of an HO-HSC. Got it for $10
I took it home and cleaned it. Originally I had planned to polish it like Olympic had suggested, but after I started at it and it wasn't getting anywhere I decided to give up and take the cheap (and lazy) way out. I painted it with silver high temp paint. I turned out ok in the end.
I've attached a close up picture of my painted lettering and I'll attached another pic tomorrow once I get it installed.
Jeez, come to think of it the gasket cost me more than the valve cover! Gasket cost: $27.99 Aluminum valve cover cost: $10