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Old 09-27-2009, 10:42 PM   #1
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Well this was my first attempt at doing something like this. I have 2 other uper and lower intakes to do. I'll probably sell them and this one is goin on my B-inlaws mustang. I will do a better job on the other 2,now that I know how to improve on what I did.

When i go on vacation next month I am goin to do my valve cover. So tell me what you guys think.

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Old 09-27-2009, 11:03 PM   #2
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Old 09-27-2009, 11:06 PM   #3
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It should. Its in my albums. try it now.
I'm also at work.So I might have to do this from home.
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Old 09-27-2009, 11:10 PM   #4
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Still don't see a working link.
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Old 09-27-2009, 11:15 PM   #5
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I think I found the problem. I had set on private only. they should work now.
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Looks good. I wish I had the patience to do something like that. I never do.
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Nice work. Your process? Considered the idea of doing this for my IM.
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How do you like all of the compound and linen all over everything?My buffer is out side on the back porch and it makes a huge mess.looks good though.
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Looks good. Bet it takes a buttload of time though
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Looks good. What did you use and how long did it take you?

A couple of years ago I did a manifold. started with a flapper wheel to get rid of the rough casting grit, but then had to turn to hand sanding by from 180>600. Took forever. Is there an easier way to do it?
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Thread is mistitled; should be, "I Found Some Patience"....

(good work... looking forward to seeing what you do with your Miata's intake...)

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Old 09-28-2009, 01:50 PM   #12
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Thanks for the compliments.

It does require alot of patience,but I enjoy the before and after aspects of this kind of thing. Its pretty rewarding for me. Right now I have about 9.5 hrs in it. The next one won't take as long I suspect.

The majority of it is done with diagrinders and about 40% is hand sanding. After I get all the casting off I start with 400 to 2000 grit. All wet sanding. I used water on this one,but when I do the others I'm goin to use WD-40 as a cutting agent then clean the oil residue with windex. It will prolly promote a much deeper shine.

I used mothers polish about 4 coats. 2 by air and 2 by hand. The last step is Maqiures wax. Right now I'm searching for an aluminum catalyst spray that will allow a high temp clear to be applied and stick.

If i have no luck finding something that will have longevity,I'll just let them go with the wax on it . It will the customer/owners responsibility to keep it shiny.

I'm just doin this to get some money for parts for my 94 miata. I've got big plans for it but no loot.lol.

Here's the sanding run down that i did.

start right/straight diagrinder.
1.180 grit sanding disc. 2. sort of a gold color scotchbright disc.3. red disc.4. green disc. All dry not cutting agent.

then start hand sanding with 400,600,800,1000,1200,1500 and finally 2000grit. I had to use a dremel to get the tight spots. That took alot of time;doin all the little tight bullshit. Hope this helps.
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looks great but it take way too long for me, sore fingers, aluminum dust.....
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How much to polish off my ****?
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Old 09-28-2009, 04:13 PM   #15
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Quote:
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How much to polish off my ****?


You can't afford me cupcake.
That was pretty funny though.
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