polising aluminium intake manifold

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polising aluminium intake manifold

Post by chevy38 » Tue 07 Jun 2016, 13:15

I want to polish up an Edelbrock intake manifold, that's gone rather dull from standing, what is the best thing to use

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Re: polising aluminium intake manifold

Post by bmwmaniac » Tue 07 Jun 2016, 18:27

if you like your hands, and don't like blisters, rather send in to pretty polish.
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Re: polising aluminium intake manifold

Post by jlebenon » Tue 07 Jun 2016, 18:59

If it' wasn't originally polished and was just the normal aluminum finish then I'd say rather just clean it , not easy to polish them shiny takes hours and hours
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Re: polising aluminium intake manifold

Post by bmwmaniac » Tue 07 Jun 2016, 19:13

if it is just cast finished, you going to have to sand the whole thing down with a rough grit, then a finer grit, say 400. then a finer grit, say 1000. then polish it with autosol or similar. it won't take hours, it will literally take days
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Re: polising aluminium intake manifold

Post by chevy38 » Tue 07 Jun 2016, 21:29

OK, maybe I should have said clean it so it looks like new again, its very dull and dirty

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Post by Johann65 » Tue 07 Jun 2016, 21:48

De-Oxidiser! :D
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Re: polising aluminium intake manifold

Post by hanov0 » Tue 07 Jun 2016, 22:47

Alu bright..
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Re: polising aluminium intake manifold

Post by Donovan Smith » Wed 08 Jun 2016, 07:40

Take it to somebody that can glass bead blast it, it will look brand new but with a brighter shine

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Re: polising aluminium intake manifold

Post by Johann65 » Wed 08 Jun 2016, 10:17

Donovan Smith wrote:Take it to somebody that can glass bead blast it, it will look brand new but with a brighter shine
What about anodizing? :D :D
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Re: polising aluminium intake manifold

Post by CanAm17 » Thu 09 Jun 2016, 12:10

Just had an Offenhauser Dual Plane intake glass bead blasted. Looks fantastic
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