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Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 6:50 pm 
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if your looking at polishing the intake manifold, do yourself a favour and get one from a wrecker, as doing a good job of it will take days! and thats only if your commited! took me a week... hours and hours of blood sweat and tears!!!


how much u want for the manifold i cbf doing it myself :lol:
the figure wont be pretty... so much time and effort gets put into it.. i know...as ive don mine too by hand and know how tedious/ and lots of will power i needed to get the job done.. i did the one that was on my car... would of been easier if i also baught a spare one.. :roll:

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 8:12 pm 
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fordfreak you engine bay looks bloody awesome. Are thos gates hoses ? or are they just covers ? and the red things on the brake lines where did you get those from ?

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Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 8:26 pm 
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if your looking at polishing the intake manifold, do yourself a favour and get one from a wrecker, as doing a good job of it will take days! and thats only if your commited! took me a week... hours and hours of blood sweat and tears!!!


how much u want for the manifold i cbf doing it myself :lol:
the figure wont be pretty... so much time and effort gets put into it.. i know...as ive don mine too by hand and know how tedious/ and lots of will power i needed to get the job done.. i did the one that was on my car... would of been easier if i also baught a spare one.. :roll:


:lol: quoted $50 to have the manfold cast polished woohoo just gotta fine a spare manifold

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 8:46 pm 
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lol who's gonna spend 15+ hours polishing and sanding for $50 ?!!!
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Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 8:50 pm 
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There's a big difference in time taken when you have the proper tools.

A polishing place could probably do a rocker cover in a few minutes lol.

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 8:59 pm 
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bet for $50 it won't be good If I paid for mine he reckoned he would have to charge about $300 and it took 2 hours

1 block of wax and 2 wheels the quality of any polishing will cost and Bill has been doing it for 30 years if its metal he can polish it alloy brass stainless he can take out welds on pipes so they are blended and look as if it is one peice and sharpen knives or axes so you can shave with them.

In Extream magazine issue 25 there is a car built in Windsor I think it is a Rambler he did the polishing.

To get that kind of finish in alloy you need to heat it (through friction)and this causes the surface to melt then not to get it to hot as beleive it or not you can burn it.

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 9:10 pm 
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and also how good the cast is

with a die grinder i can take off the casting marks thats a 10min job but a lil tricky

<<< i used to grind up aisle lights and send them to be polished to see what they looked like before the polish and after is huge

fords inlet manifold cast is already pretty good so for the right polisher it is an easy job


...you may find people charge big dollors coz they have a good rep

the company i know that polishes make trailers no one really knows they polish

i guess a picture tells 1000 words so will have to wait and see

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 9:24 pm 
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Wouldnt a die grinder gouge out uneven amounts all over the place?

I tried that and stuck to sanding by hand.....

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Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 9:42 pm 
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Wouldnt a die grinder gouge out uneven amounts all over the place?

I tried that and stuck to sanding by hand.....

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yea its pretty tricky i guess the right tool for the right job

die grinder i would only use for BIG casting marks ...

what about sand blasting chould that help i mean instead of just polishing what about sand blasting then a nice polish

i guess anything for a good result and time n effort factor

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 10:00 pm 
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here is mine

 

 

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That is 2hrs and I only had to clean up with a rag and polish if you use a die griner you will remove to much as it spins to fast I tried on the manifold that was on my motor that is in my gallery for 2hrs to get it to a base that was workable but I got sickof it and painted it. I then bought a whole XR^ motor to rebuild for my daughter and took it to Bill to polish.

End result as most poeple who saw it as fantastic.

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 10:21 pm 
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here is XG XR6

 

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 1:45 am 
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Damo wrote:
fordfreak you engine bay looks bloody awesome. Are thos gates hoses ? or are they just covers ? and the red things on the brake lines where did you get those from ?

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they are all just silicon hoses.. of 4/6/10mm thickneses...
All baught from "Rice barn" and "Super pov auto"...

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 11:03 am 
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dasmq, the polish work you got done looks awsome, maybe you can get me a good deal mate? hehe

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 12:38 am 
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dasmq, the polish work you got done looks awsome, maybe you can get me a good deal mate? hehe
WUSS! :lol: your sooo close to finishing your "Vince-tech" one... :lol:

 

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