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Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 10:56 am 
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yeah i heard you were doing yours fordfreak, and while i have a spare one laying around i thought id give it a go!

started of with wire brush attachment on dril
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80 grit flapper wheel
120 grit flapper wheel
320 grit flapper wheel
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800 wet
1200 wet
then auto sole!

its all at the 320 grit stage except for the 1st runner that i finnished to see how it would come up! alot of steps and alot of time but it came out well!

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 10:58 am 
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Could you post a pic up of your progress please?

If it looks the goods, i might get cracking on mine, but i'll have to do it still on the motor :(
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Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 11:00 am 
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no worries, i should have it finished in the next 2-3 days depending how keen i am!

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 9:28 pm 
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progress i just started stripping the paint fuk it smells will post pics up when done shouldnt be that long..

this is all being done by hand no power tools ooh im gonna be huge when its done
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Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 9:35 pm 
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Kenay wrote:
progress i just started stripping the paint fuk it smells will post pics up when done shouldnt be that long..

this is all being done by hand no power tools ooh im gonna be huge when its done
found new muscles-----now muscle bound,who needs power steering :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 9:40 pm 
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hans hartman wrote:
Kenay wrote:
progress i just started stripping the paint fuk it smells will post pics up when done shouldnt be that long..

this is all being done by hand no power tools ooh im gonna be huge when its done
found new muscles-----now muscle bound,who needs power steering :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


so true. but i like my power steering..

does all the paint have to bubble or only some of it
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Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 10:37 pm 
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Not all of it will bubble, but what doesnt hose off will wipe off with a rough cloth. If there are still stubborn bits of paint left over, repeat the process.
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Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 7:57 pm 
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My manifold took 2 hrs my mate was doing a header tank as he hated the finish on a Pwr tank that took 45min to an hour( now no welds or press marks )and this weekend he will do xr6chick inlet. Then he is talking about all the brackets that are alum then the timing case and talk about plating.

I'm trying something different with the manifold we will see at Dyno day.

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 9:11 pm 
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i decided to sand it back after the paint because it looked s**t now ive finished the 120grit took me around 2 and a half hours but looks heaps better now for the 24 grit lol i want this done by Friday so i can go on the cruise. imight end up putting it on then doing it after the cruise



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Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 9:16 pm 
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So i take it the rocker cover has a rough finish on it as opposed to the smooth one i was guessing it had. After the 120 grit, go 320 then 1500 then autosol.

Heres what i did to my alloy mag wheel couple days ago, 12 hours work :roll:

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Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 11:58 pm 
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whoa! that mag looks great in the second shot compared to how it was origonaly... did you clear coat it aterwood?

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 11:59 pm 
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Yep, three coats of Septone Acrylic Gloss. It lost a little bit of shine after spraying it on, but i guess its a must.
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Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 12:17 am 
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if you want to see a polished up bbm top check out my gallery,but for thoughs out there wanting to do it be prepared for alongggg time sanding,many hours!

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 2:49 pm 
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Yep, three coats of Septone Acrylic Gloss. It lost a little bit of shine after spraying it on, but i guess its a must.
did the same thing with my intake 9 months ago... polished the schitt out of it until it was mirror like then applied a clear coat to it to stop surface rust setting in... it also did too lose some of its shine... :roll:

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 2:54 pm 
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I also found alloy wheel material to be ten times harder than bbm's.

It literally took 7 hours with 120 grit to get the 'dimples' out of the cast, and even then there were patches left. I rushed the last 2 grits of sandpaper cause i was sick of it by then, hence the reason why its not chrome-like.
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