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    How To - Polish Aluminium

    This is alot of work, do not start unless you have some time to get it perfect. When done it looks FANTASTIC! Bling Bling...

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    If this seems like too much work, It is, but it looks good...



    1. Remove the piece that you want to do, or buy a duplicate on E-Bay. Take a drill and a round brass wire brush and go to town on the item to clean it up.



    2. Get some "Wet Sand" sandpaper (Black) ranging form 200 grit to as small as you can. I have had as small as 8 Micron from a body shop. Normal paper felt more abrasive than this stuff.

    3. In a laundry sink or outside on a table with the water hose handy, begin with the 200 on something that is smooth or 120 On coarse and a palm sander on all the flat surfaces with the water flowing over the surface. The water keeps the paper from getting clogged and makes the work much better because the small bits of aluminium that were removed tend to not get trapped in the paper.

    4. Get all the other surfaces by hand. (Long F-ing Time)

    5. Keep going until you are at your highest number paper.

    6. Polish with a compound and a terry cloth towel. (Buffing Wheel If Available)

    7. Replace and enjoy!

    P.S. Check out the Intake manifold in this Picture...




    This is the Mazda Valve Cover, I have started to do the 944 Intake Mani.. More pictures later...

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    very nice. too much effort for my busy ass though!

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    It's totally worth it... I have a spare that I'm working on to sell later this winter..

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    Yeah.. it definitely helps later on when dealing with engine bay detailing and generally cleaning and maintenance.

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    It's gonna take me forever, but I'm actually going to do that with the B18C that I hydrolocked from my Civic. It's going to become my coffee table...(just the block)

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    fucking badass!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SATimko
    It's gonna take me forever, but I'm actually going to do that with the B18C that I hydrolocked from my Civic. It's going to become my coffee table...(just the block)

    Look up "V8 Table"

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    Seen it. A friend of mine made a table with the block from his Fiat X-1/9. That's where I got the idea.

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    that's alot of work!!!!!

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    that wire brush and my dremel are now best friends..... i used it on my 626 manifold and the results were really nice.


    now for my other (used to be shiny) engine parts

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