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Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 4:48 pm 
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i did mine but just used 320, 800 wet/dry and brasso autosol. and it looks abit s**t cause theres still so many big divuts. i might have another go with some a*** s**t. but ive been doing it without taking the rocker cover off cause i cant be bothered. but it still looks heaps better than before

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 9:01 pm 
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hey ive heard crome attracts heat. is this the same with polished alloy. cause my rocker cover seems to bee hot for a long time after im finished driving now.

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 7:53 pm 
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yea it does attract heat, but i dont think there are any serious problems with it.
what i did is buy another rocker cover and polish that up rather than polish it while its on the car.

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 9:08 pm 
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here is my polished bits .theses are a bit old '' more done since

 

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 11:29 am 
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sammut351 wrote:
yea it does attract heat, but i dont think there are any serious problems with it.
what i did is buy another rocker cover and polish that up rather than polish it while its on the car.


yeah that wouldve been smart and alot easier but i was trying to do it supercheap. now i just spend alot of time hunched over the engine bay in the front yard instead of infront of the tv.

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 9:09 pm 
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Hi, just a quick question. it might seem dumb, but il ask anyways :D .
When you take the rocker cover off, do you need to replace any gasgets, or does anything spring out ( dont know much about cars yet) , or can you just un bolt, polish and bolt back on?
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P.S i am new, and thanks to everyone for all the fantastic Info used so far.

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 8:37 pm 
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you can reuse some gaskets altho i recomend changing it

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 5:25 pm 
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nothing will fly out, so dont be worried about that.
its fairly easy to take off, just 4 bolts and undo the hose that goes to the brake booster, and undo the cruisecontrol and accelereator cable from the throtle body.
if your gasket is not damaged than re use it, thats what i did.

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 11:35 am 
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That looks fantastic, how easy is that i will give it a go on the long weekend

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 11:51 am 
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I thought I would post this... Its the proper way to polish metal. Although From my experience if your using softer metal try not to use the nylon wheel first just sand it until its clean.

http://www.poleringsguide.se/english/

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Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 6:29 pm 
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lol 2-5 hour slow hobby it would be best to paint 1-2hour fast hobby lol

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 12:11 pm 
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should i quit my job lol :lol:
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 Post subject: Re: Tech: DIY Polishing Aluminum & Other Bits
Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 1:29 am 
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Good work guys..

polishing is boring, dirty and time consuming..
its the shine that pays it off.....

 

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 Post subject: Re: Tech: DIY Polishing Aluminum & Other Bits
Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 6:47 am 
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Last pic wont load ^^^^^^ :(

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 Post subject: Re: Tech: DIY Polishing Aluminum & Other Bits
Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 1:49 am 
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stuff missing

 

 

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