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Old 11-26-2013, 07:47 PM   #1
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Started knocking down all the rough cast marks on my TFS Heads and polishing them, what do you think?
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Old 11-26-2013, 08:13 PM   #2
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Nice! I need a set of these for my car
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Looks clean af cool!
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Nice work.looks like they polished up nice
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Old 11-26-2013, 08:40 PM   #5
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Nice work.looks like they polished up nice
Thanks. Takes a little elbow grease, I think it will be worth it.
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Old 11-26-2013, 09:04 PM   #6
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Started knocking down all the rough cast marks on my TFS Heads and polishing them, what do you think?
What method are you using other than sanding?
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Old 11-26-2013, 09:11 PM   #7
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You going to port them since their out?
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Old 11-26-2013, 09:35 PM   #8
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What method are you using other than sanding?
Dremel with a drum bits to take down casting marks. High speed polisher with aluminum polish.

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You going to port them since their out?
Not personally I don't have access to a flow bench so id rather not ruin my heads. Was thinking of dropping them off at fox lake for one of their famous port jobs but we will see.
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Might as well while they are out.tf are the best on the market in my opinion.always make great hp
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Old 11-27-2013, 02:08 PM   #10
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Dremel with a drum bits to take down casting marks. High speed polisher with aluminum polish.
Have you ever tried aluminum polishing compounds rater than aluminum polish?
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Have you ever tried aluminum polishing compounds rater than aluminum polish?
Ye on my weld rims it works ok but it's no aluminum polish
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Old 11-27-2013, 03:49 PM   #12
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Ye on my weld rims it works ok but it's no aluminum polish
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If you want it to look like chrome, use sandpaper. Start with 320grit, 600, 1000, 1500, up to 2000grit. If it's fairly smooth skip the 320.
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Old 11-27-2013, 04:01 PM   #15
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Looks great! Good job man.
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Old 11-27-2013, 04:50 PM   #16
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Ye on my weld rims it works ok but it's no aluminum polish
I'd always had good luck with polishing compounds, actually better than with aluminum polish it seems to bring out a higher shine.
Some of the part I've polished using Emery, Tripoli and White Rouge polishing compounds after I 've sanded the rough casting down.











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I'd always had good luck with polishing compounds, actually better than with aluminum polish it seems to bring out a higher shine. Some of the part I've polished using Emery, Tripoli and White Rouge polishing compounds after I 've sanded the rough casting down. ---------- Post added at 02:50 PM ---------- Previous post was at 02:45 PM ---------- Everyone has there own method of polishing but I'm one of those who like less sanding. I start by removing any heavy powder coating (if there is any) with aircraft paint stripper, if the exterior casting is really rough such as the upper intake I’ll start sanding w/ 80 first; but most pieces I’ll start my sanding with 100 grit sandpaper and then move up to 150 or 180 grit and then 220 grit sandpaper. I’ll then move to a Ventilated Flap buffing wheel with Emery compound which does all the work of 320 through 600 grit sandpaper or more, and then I’ll buff with the Tripoli with one Spiral Sewn buffing wheel and polish with White Rouge on a different a Spiral Sewn buffing wheel with an electric drill.
Don't want to hijack this thread, but will that same process work on the 2001 Bullitt's aluminum intake?
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Thanks for the input. Yours looks great
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If you want it to look like chrome, use sandpaper. Start with 320grit, 600, 1000, 1500, up to 2000grit. If it's fairly smooth skip the 320.
Everyone has there own method of polishing but I'm one of those who like less sanding.

I start by removing any heavy powder coating (if there is any) with aircraft paint stripper, if the exterior casting is really rough such as the upper intake I’ll start sanding w/ 80 first; but most pieces I’ll start my sanding with 100 grit sandpaper and then move up to 150 or 180 grit and then 220 grit sandpaper.
I’ll then move to a Ventilated Flap buffing wheel with Emery compound which does all the work of 320 through 600 grit sandpaper or more, and then I’ll buff with the Tripoli with one Spiral Sewn buffing wheel and polish with White Rouge on a different a Spiral Sewn buffing wheel with an electric drill.



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Don't want to hijack this thread, but will that same process work on the 2001 Bullitt's aluminum intake?
Believe me I'm in no way trying to Hi Jack 87LX306 thread either.

To answer your question ... Yes that method works on all aluminum.
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Thanks for the input. Yours looks great
What you've done looks fantastic, for me it's just easier working with polishing compounds is all I was trying to say.
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Don't want to hijack this thread, but will that same process work on the 2001 Bullitt's aluminum intake?
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Believe me I'm in no way trying to Hi Jack 87LX306 thread either.
No worries guys. Im going to Lowes next week to grab a few of those wheels. Thanks again for the input.
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Yes they look sweet.im jeoulas.hope to have a tf set up next year ; )
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