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 Post subject: Re: intake plenum
Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:02 pm 
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it's also alot healthier, like alot of things in life, wetters just better..

polishing &/or removing material without wetting down is fairly harmful to yourself and others. wearing a mask is geigh in summer and also doesn't help others, or yourself when you clean up down the track.

wet or dry (wet) is heaps easier. also removes material easier as mentioned.

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:37 pm 
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anyone rekon http://cgi.ebay.com.au/DREMEL-300-ROTAR ... 482wt_1139 would be any good for the job?
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Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:44 pm 
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anyone rekon http://cgi.ebay.com.au/DREMEL-300-ROTAR ... 482wt_1139 would be any good for the job?


That should do the job fine. I use a 10.8V rechargeable Dremel and that has always preformed well. There are loads of different Dremel attachments available. I reckon a few flappy paddle wheels should do the job fine.
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Posted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:37 am 
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well this is todays effort tbh it looked nice until the flash went off.

Should be ok once i put some polish on it

 

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:27 am 
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well this is todays effort tbh it looked nice until the flash went off.

Should be ok once i put some polish on it


What grit did you use? For best results, finish off with 1200grit, then autosol. If you were using 80grit and 120grit only...I'd say go an extra step and do 400 grit, then 800 and then 1200. Finish should be like a mirror after autosol ;)

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:10 pm 
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i hate bunnings i went there to get some sand paper today and spent near $300 on s**t,

but i got my self a dremel gun and some other usefull little bits so should be bit easier now
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Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 5:16 am 
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well after many hours of sanding i was starting to get depressed when it was not looking that great so i said FK it ill polish the first runner and if it looks good ill keep going.

after a few mins of polishing i could see a huge smile on my face from the reflection.

amazing how a little polish can make a huge diff

here's a pic of the first runner polished runner 2 and 3 have been sanded working on the middle now

 

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:10 am 
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Nice work mate, can't wait to see the end result of them all done

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:34 am 
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after a few mins of polishing i could see a huge smile on my face from the reflection.

amazing how a little polish can make a huge diff


Yep, that Autosol's amazing stuff. Used it on the idle speed control solenoid, the broad band manifold vacuum actuator, the thermostat housing, power steering pump bracket, and few other bits and pieces. Just spruces the engine bay up for minimal cost (just time). Basically, any time I have to take a bit off, I clean and polish it before putting it back on. Don't have the time or commitment to try the manifold or rocker cover though.

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:04 am 
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i had mine done ages ago, another good product is Meguires All Metal Polish, comes up a treat!

 

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