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Old 04-19-2007, 09:26 PM
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If you can't find shiney stuff then make your own

Searched everywhere trying to find a Chrome waterneck but came up empty. So I started thinking (I know..I know...dangerous) if I can polish a whole aluminum intake then why not polish a aluminum waterneck. A few hours with a Dremel along with a little wet/dry sand paper and presto!





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Old 04-19-2007, 09:29 PM
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you polished an entire aluminum intake??? sounds like you need to find a day job!

nice work though!

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Old 04-19-2007, 09:33 PM
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Looks good Scott. You polished that Edelbrock intake? Can you send me a pic of it?
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Old 04-19-2007, 09:39 PM
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how are ya keeping the Aluminium from reverting back to its grey color? show us a pic of your engine

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Old 04-19-2007, 09:57 PM
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how are ya keeping the Aluminium from reverting back to its grey color? show us a pic of your engine

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I've heard of people using a clear powdercoat over polished surfaces.
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Old 04-19-2007, 10:00 PM
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I've heard of people using a clear powdercoat over polished surfaces.

I use the old school Karate Kid method....polish on....polish off.
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Old 04-20-2007, 04:16 AM
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how are ya keeping the Aluminium from reverting back to its grey color? show us a pic of your engine

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You can use clearcoat. Autozone sells spray cans of it.
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Old 04-20-2007, 05:24 AM
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You can use clearcoat. Autozone sells spray cans of it.
Turns it dull after it dries, and as time goes it turns a yellowish scaley mess.
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Old 04-19-2007, 09:40 PM
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It took about a week of working in the afternoons to get it polished out. One of the things I love about Wal-Mart is when you smoke a Dremel you just take it back and they give you another no questions asked. Total count was 3 Dremels completely toasted along with several assorted bits.


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Old 04-20-2007, 10:32 AM
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Old 04-20-2007, 10:42 AM
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There are several products on the market that seal polished aluminum (no, not clear coats) and they don't turn them yellow. They cost more than the cheap alternatives, but they last a long time.
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