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Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:34 pm 
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Just chasing what a polished rocker cover off an EL/EF falcon would be worth as i have got a few in the shed now (7) and was thinking about polishing them and selling them off?

what would they be worth compared to what people would pay for them and im talking a proper polishing job not a half assed one

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 1:35 pm 
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I'll buy one of your rocker covers off you non polished, so i can polish it without having the stress of having no rocker cover on my EL.

PM me if your interested.
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Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 1:48 pm 
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The easiest way would be to find out the cost of a rocker cover from the wreckers, work out how long it takes to polish, then figure out how much $$ you want for your time. Add the two together and you have your price.
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Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 1:53 pm 
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im not sure what i would pay for one, but would like to be able to buy one !

Also once sold will the buyer have to keep maintaining it or whats involved in keeping it mint?

 

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 Post subject: Re: E.O.I polished rocker covers
Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 1:55 pm 
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just take it off every now and then (anywhere between 1 and 6 months depending on if your driving in dusty areas or just hiway/ city driving ) and just polish back up to a shive with AUTOSOL

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 2:26 pm 
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I was thinking in the area of $200-$250 including postage (maybe cheaper if i was to do as on an exchange basis?)

Postage would have to be in the area of $20-$40 depending on where you were?

 

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 Post subject: Re: E.O.I polished rocker covers
Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 2:27 pm 
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I'll buy one of your rocker covers off you non polished, so i can polish it without having the stress of having no rocker cover on my EL.

PM me if your interested.


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Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 3:13 pm 
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I paid $70 plus postage for mine.


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 Post subject: Re: E.O.I polished rocker covers
Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 3:23 pm 
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your wasting your time, ive been there, done that

nobody will want to pay for your blistered hands and many hours labour & materials.

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 Post subject: Re: E.O.I polished rocker covers
Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:35 pm 
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BenJ wrote:
I paid $70 plus postage for mine.


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for the purpose of this thread, i cant see anyone supplying and polishing an e-series rocker cover for $70 in order to make some sort of profit
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Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:40 pm 
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BenJ wrote:
I paid $70 plus postage for mine.


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for the purpose of this thread, i cant see anyone supplying and polishing an e-series rocker cover for $70 in order to make sort of profit



Agreed.

Mine was second hand, but I have seen a couple go around that price. There is a ton of labour involved in polishing anything, and most people are not prepared to pay the sort of dollars the seller would expect, and rightly deserve.

I hope he gives it a go on at least one of them, and I hope he gets the money he would like, but I doubt it. He may on the first one or two, but the E Series crowd watch their pennies pretty closely.

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 Post subject: Re: E.O.I polished rocker covers
Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:49 pm 
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Hard work polishing rocker covers or anything else.Took me 3 weeks solid after work in the shed to polish a MPFI manifold.Sold the EA,now its a great shed ornament.
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Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:51 pm 
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it all depends i guess, on the tools & skills, on the final price

some professionals only need a couple hours to polish a BBM to a chrome finish, whereas it took me 14 hours from start to finish :shock:...... that went to a bloke with a blue EL XR turbo for $140-ish

big waste of time :lol:
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Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 12:30 am 
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This is my polished rocker cover cost me nothing to get done, was a part for polish deal, very happy with it will go on the new motor soon, aka its a au rocker cover

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 Post subject: Re: E.O.I polished rocker covers
Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:28 am 
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Cheaper to get it jet hot coated, wouldnt be more than 120 + postage :D
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