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Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 6:02 pm 
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lotsa hard work. and is very messy with the shaving's going everywhere.. but see how it turned out!.. 8-)

-I do have a thread about my ride in the "gargae forums".. with other mods i have done..

 

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 6:07 pm 
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O'rly thats sweet as

take you long by hand or machine?

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 6:12 pm 
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O'rly thats sweet as

take you long by hand or machine?
both..

used a "flapper wheel" bit in the end of a high speed drill to sand down all the pitting.. then sanded by hand.. with...

80 grit..
120 grit..
320 grit..
800 gritt..
1200 gritt..
2000 gritt.. sand paper's...

then used "autosol" polishing paste.. and a "buffer wheel bit" in the end of the high speed drill...

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 6:22 pm 
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that is cool

were you like looking at the spray can and then looking at the caliper then ....

"f**k that too much work." " i will polish instead"

i love it

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 6:44 pm 
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looks really good!!

what material are calipers made of?..... will they get surface rust like that?
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Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 7:18 pm 
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Froudey wrote:
that is cool

were you like looking at the spray can and then looking at the caliper then ....

"f**k that too much work." " i will polish instead"

i love it
have used plenty of tin and spray paint on calipers in the past.. thought i'd try a lil harder this time... lol...

shouldnt rust as it was raw metal in the 1st place.. just very dirty and pitted..

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 7:39 pm 
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how long till it starts looking dirty again? gonna be a pain, keep pulling the wheels off and polish still looks wiked though

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 7:58 pm 
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You've got way too much time on your hands......
so when are you doing mine? :smile:

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 8:03 pm 
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That looks awesome, matches the rims perfect!

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 8:07 pm 
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That's something different and quiet sexy...I like it :D.

Now get 6 pot brakes with larger disc, and then polish that :wink: will fill that rather large gap quiet nicely.

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Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 8:17 pm 
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BA calipers are a high grade alloy so they don't carode easy just like the rears on the EF EL Funny though they use alloy on the XF to XG but only rears from EA to EL then back to alloy BA front and rear.
I did both on XRuteboy BA and he only had to polish once a year.

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 8:20 pm 
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stalker wrote:
how long till it starts looking dirty again? gonna be a pain, keep pulling the wheels off and polish still looks wiked though
my old intake manifold on my ef i polished up the same way.. and didnt need much maintaining to keep it good looking..

flash.. -shift work.. gotta love it!.. worked thisweek mon tue wed thur 530am-215pm.. and was home by 3pm free to work on the caliper's.. Your's? lol.. im almost over polishing!. :lol:

Krisisdog... does look great through the rims aye!.. i want to drive along side my car in another car so i can see what it looks like when the rim is spinning.. :wink:

phongus.. cheers.. shiney = sexy.. and yes... i thought i'd give this mod a go as it hasnt been done too many time's here.. -couldnt be bothered with tinned paint or spray cans... -too hard!..

 

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Krisisdog... does look great through the rims aye!.. i want to drive along side my car in another car so i can see what it looks like when the rim is spinning.. :wink:


Thats what i like to do when im walking... oops um... i mean driving past shop fronts :wink:

 

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Krisisdog... does look great through the rims aye!.. i want to drive along side my car in another car so i can see what it looks like when the rim is spinning.. :wink:


Thats what i like to do when im walking... oops um... i mean driving past shop fronts :wink:
ive done the same thing... and been mesmerised by the spinning wheels and mirror image of my shiney clean car and ive glance'd ahead and "HOLY s**t!!!" smashed the brake pedal.. :lol: dont want to be someone's rear bar ornament.. :lol:

 

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yeah looks ok matt but i thought you weren't going to start this polishing again!! lol

 

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