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Old 07-23-2012, 03:08 PM   #36
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No, when I began I took it completely off and sanded the back up to 220 until I realized that it's not gonna be shown. So I just gave it a coat of clear and continued the top. The back looks like billet. What sucks about this is that the polish job looks a lot better in photos because you can spot imperfections in person.
Either way it looks better now than when you started
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Old 07-23-2012, 04:32 PM   #37
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Either way it looks better now than when you started
Yeah , I know. I just heard of aluminum polishing these 3 last weeks and I never knew it could get this shiny without spending money at a machine shop.
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Old 08-05-2012, 09:44 AM   #39
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Thats one application of like 45 seconds aluminum can
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Old 08-06-2012, 03:44 AM   #41
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You get a great shine.. We use mothers ware I work (detailing) which on any open metal it work better then anything.. That was done with no sanding..
I do paint and body work along with detailing and for paint 3m is the way to go. But like that other guy said, mothers is good with metal. There is also this stuff called Never Dull which is like a cotton candy texture and it is some of the best metal polish I have found. It's $5 for a can and it works on dang near everything metal.
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Old 08-07-2012, 09:22 PM   #42
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I do paint and body work along with detailing and for paint 3m is the way to go. But like that other guy said, mothers is good with metal. There is also this stuff called Never Dull which is like a cotton candy texture and it is some of the best metal polish I have found. It's $5 for a can and it works on dang near everything metal.
That stuff is good I'll stand behind you on that one.. But we put mothers on our power cone! Lol
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That stuff is good I'll stand behind you on that one.. But we put mothers on our power cone! Lol
I used the power cone for a little while. But it seemed to cake up on my wheels to much. That and I didn't like how the shine looked. Then again I wasn't using mothers polish either. So I will give that a shot for sure.

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The intake is looking great , I would hit it with the 1000 then buff out a little area to see if I liked the shine if it's what you want go to town on buffing it out, if you want more shine after you buff your test area hit it with the 2000 then buff , I would skip the 1500 grit and just go from 1000-2000
I agree. 1000 and 1500 are very similar in the result you get on metal. I use 1200 a lot as a medium. But on paint 1000 and 1500 actually make a lot of a difference.
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Old 08-11-2012, 10:02 PM   #44
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I used the power cone for a little while. But it seemed to cake up on my wheels to much. That and I didn't like how the shine looked. Then again I wasn't using mothers polish either. So I will give that a shot for sure.
I have used it for about 2 years.. Don't use a lot of it on the cone at once and really let it spin... A little bit goes a long way..
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I have used it for about 2 years.. Don't use a lot of it on the cone at once and really let it spin... A little bit goes a long way..
Okay. I don't know what it is about my power cone but it is like, messed up somehow. It starts to flip around aimlessly when I spin it too fast. I think I should get a new one even though I haven't used mine much.
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Okay. I don't know what it is about my power cone but it is like, messed up somehow. It starts to flip around aimlessly when I spin it too fast. I think I should get a new one even though I haven't used mine much.
Might not be a bad idea.. They arnt very durable.. But you can soak it in water for an hour.. Hot hot water and sometimes it will straightn out
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I just got my gt40 intake and want to polish it..how many hours am I looking at from start to finish?
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I just got my gt40 intake and want to polish it..how many hours am I looking at from start to finish?
Post a picture of it.. Depends how bad.
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