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Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 7:43 pm 
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There's a rough guide in my sig, but it's a fair bit of work that way. Gives you an idea though.

If you want the easier option I'd probably just take it to a polishing/chroming place.

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 7:43 pm 
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GT-01 wrote:
to make my air intake shinny like all urs, would kind of sandpaper would i need??? and do i just sand it bak until its how i want??? and will it rust????


start with..
80 grit.. then....
120
240
400
600
800
1200
2000

then use autosol to bring out the shine ral mirror finnish.. should only take around 15-20 hours to do properly on the intake.. :wink: And NO,,will not rust...

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 7:44 pm 
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voxace wrote:
There's a rough guide in my sig, but it's a fair bit of work that way. Gives you an idea though.

If you want the easier option I'd probably just take it to a polishing/chroming place.
where's the fun in that? least i can say it only cost me TIME and SANDPAPER.. :wink: as its great knowing i did it MYSELF rather than just throwing cash at some one to do it for me.. :wink:

ok ok admitting i baught my polished rocker cover.. but thats before i knew of fordmods and barely anything to do with engine bay polishing.. :wink:

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 7:48 pm 
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^^ Sexay!

I will pay you to detail my engine bay ok fordfreak? Just get back to me with a quote :lol:
8am-8pm mon to fri job of atleast two weeks... :lol: cannot even remember the amount of hours oive put into her... all for the past sydney dyno day and the up coming AFD sydney on the 12th August... show and shine here i come! 8-) :lol:

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 7:52 pm 
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voxace wrote:
There's a rough guide in my sig, but it's a fair bit of work that way. Gives you an idea though.

If you want the easier option I'd probably just take it to a polishing/chroming place.
where's the fun in that? least i can say it only cost me TIME and SANDPAPER.. :wink: as its great knowing i did it MYSELF rather than just throwing cash at some one to do it for me.. :wink:

ok ok admitting i baught my polished rocker cover.. but thats before i knew of fordmods and barely anything to do with engine bay polishing.. :wink:


Yeah I know mate, I spent many hours doing mine lol, but most people who tell me they are going to do theirs never end up going through with it because its too much work. So I'm just telling it like it is.

Yours is Jay's old rocker cover isn't it, looks familiar. It's what originally inspired me to do mine.

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 7:55 pm 
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fordfreak ef wrote:
voxace wrote:
There's a rough guide in my sig, but it's a fair bit of work that way. Gives you an idea though.

If you want the easier option I'd probably just take it to a polishing/chroming place.
where's the fun in that? least i can say it only cost me TIME and SANDPAPER.. :wink: as its great knowing i did it MYSELF rather than just throwing cash at some one to do it for me.. :wink:

ok ok admitting i baught my polished rocker cover.. but thats before i knew of fordmods and barely anything to do with engine bay polishing.. :wink:


Yeah I know mate, I spent many hours doing mine lol, but most people who tell me they are going to do theirs never end up going through with it because its too much work. So I'm just telling it like it is.

Yours is Jay's old rocker cover isn't it, looks familiar. It's what originally inspired me to do mine.
yes...is jays rocker cover..paid $150 -a bargain.. :wink: and at the time of sale had just found fordmods (meaning of life).. :lol:

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 8:10 pm 
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As much as i would love to do a lot of my engine like this! I just don't have the time... :(
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Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 9:42 pm 
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im going to be a little diffrent

heat proof black paint spray up the cover
then i will polish off the top only

give that nice flat silvertop/black finish

will have pics soon

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 10:26 pm 
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Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 12:14 am 
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damn you fellas have a lot of time on your hands...im currently polishing some of my things...though i am keeping my rocker cover the same.

BTW how do you go about smoothing up the rocker cover without losing the paint on the rocker cover? I have an EL XR motor here which has lumps of paint. Just want to smoothen it up a little.

phong =P~

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 12:29 am 
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damn you fellas have a lot of time on your hands...im currently polishing some of my things...though i am keeping my rocker cover the same.

BTW how do you go about smoothing up the rocker cover without losing the paint on the rocker cover? I have an EL XR motor here which has lumps of paint. Just want to smoothen it up a little.

phong =P~



sand it respray it :wink:

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 12:31 am 
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phongus wrote:
damn you fellas have a lot of time on your hands...im currently polishing some of my things...though i am keeping my rocker cover the same.

BTW how do you go about smoothing up the rocker cover without losing the paint on the rocker cover? I have an EL XR motor here which has lumps of paint. Just want to smoothen it up a little.

phong =P~



sand it respray it :wink:


was going to keep the original paint... I guess it's just a rocker cover :P

phong =P~

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 8:15 am 
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start with..
80 grit.. then....
120
240
400
600
800
1200

use 800 and 1200 wet, with kerosene, or petroleum spirits... you dont need to go to 2000 grit... once you get to 1200 wet, autosole does the rest...

look good fordfreak, lucky i had that plastic cover over the keyboard! could have drooled and broken it! haha

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 9:20 am 
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FAST-XR wrote:
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start with..
80 grit.. then....
120
240
400
600
800
1200

use 800 and 1200 wet, with kerosene, or petroleum spirits... you dont need to go to 2000 grit... once you get to 1200 wet, autosole does the rest...

look good fordfreak, lucky i had that plastic cover over the keyboard! could have drooled and broken it! haha
LOL.. after the "Vince tech" mod.. you know you want to polish another upper BBM.. :wink: :lol:

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 11:09 am 
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never again! ill just swap it over for the next show/shine or dyno day! hehe

 

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