started polishing my intake, question for those that have done this

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  1. MYSHO1

    MYSHO1 PiCkLe DaNcE!

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    Ok very dumb question... what would happen if u used a little mini power sander...
     
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    It would go faster and your fingers wouldn't hurt as much. ;)

    You can also polish the tanks with a buffing wheel on a bench grinder and polishing rouge. A friend of mine polished a set of tanks this way and it came out great.
     
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    you be as smart as me!

    30 bucks at home depot for a sander, i have the cross over tube on the car and its perfect

    you'll see what a powersander can do in a few weeks time
     
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    MYSHO1 PiCkLe DaNcE!

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    i have a spare upper intake... ill give it a shot!
     
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    if there ONE thing i would suggest you do, wear a mask

    i been coughin up black stuff for the last few days
     
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    i just made myself a set of Home Depot hoses for between the runners and butterflies, 12 bucks and no blood loss
     
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    HoustinoJillian name's JUSTIN

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    what about this product- flitz would something like that work after the initial sanding?
     
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    thats only like a finish restorer, i'd buff it w/ compound first then use that for keeping it look nice
     
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    Be mindfull of the fact that each polishing compound has a different grit size, so if you start with red rouge and then do another piece with white rouge, the pieces will have a different gloss to them. I used Flitz on a small piece of my intake and I had to have the whole intake "touched up" to get a single gloss finnish again.

    Tom
     
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    How much to have you do just my runners? :biggrin: :naughty:
     
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    Or you could have an older brother that polishes on the side (like me). Between him and me, we did mine in 4-1/2 hours. Complete disassemble, take old finish off (sand blast), polish using power buffers, bolt back on. Of course, the 4.5 hours was just for the sandblast/polish work. If I could figure out how to post pics here I would show you min after work was completed. See cardomain.com/ride/648533
     
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    Big mistake on websight. Sorry, Mike D. (Shagon Wagon). Was doing some research and wrote his sight down cause I like the SHO wagons. Here is my sight.

    cardomain.com/ride/583014 :bonk:
     
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    Well i really dont have the time now but i have found a pro guy that does it full time and on the side on his spare time ... he has redone my valve cover and a bunch of small parts that i needed, I will post pictures later tonight so you can see the quality he lives in Villa Park, IL.

    *** OR ***

    I have the runners available if you want them ( i gotta reshine them ) ... I will be selling them together with some other sho parts like some SHOSHOP HD subframe bushings My 18's, Slicers and other stuff. Look in the classifieds, i will post stuff for sale there in a couple of days.
     
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    go to superhighoutput.com and look up the thread "aluminum polishing as requested" by jthomas68


    it will have all the info you could need.
     

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