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February 04, 2013, 10:11 PM #0

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Anybody in town do it, anybody have any recommendations?

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    February 04, 2013, 10:19 PM #1

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    How bad is it? A lot of guys DIY. Takes some time, but doable.

      February 04, 2013, 11:06 PM #2

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      what are you wanting to polish? i have polished many small aluminum parts with a cotton buffing wheel and polishing compound, using a bench grinder

        February 04, 2013, 11:10 PM #3

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        It's very easy to do. Honestly its worth doing your self. Depending on how bs the aluminum casting is i would start with a 220 400 600 800 and then 1000 grit wet sand. Then polish with a aluminum polish (any aluminum wheel polish should do)


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          February 04, 2013, 11:12 PM #4

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          And if you need to remove paint i suggest going to Rona and buying a furniture stripper called Circa 1850. Works amazing and wicked fast


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            February 04, 2013, 11:59 PM #5

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            CT actually sells a kit that has a bunch of different polishing wheels and such that attach to a drill....works quiet will.
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              February 05, 2013, 05:17 AM #6

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              you dont always need to sand tho. i picked up a polishing kit from PA for 20 bucks and it worked amazing on my lips. Check my build thread if you wanna see how well it worked.
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                February 05, 2013, 09:13 AM #7

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                It will have to be sanded, it's a bit rough to begin with. it's a fairly large part with some intricate areas.

                I'm not doing it myself, I do not have the time.

                I want to find a company locally who I can pay to get professional results.

                  February 05, 2013, 09:17 AM #8

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                  Well if a large part you're looking at a lot of hours. And labour is the most expensive part of a job. If i were you I'd be asking a member with experience doing it, to do it for you. It will be cheaper, and with enough time spent can yield professional results.


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                    February 05, 2013, 09:21 AM #9

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                    Originally posted by ChezoR33
                    Well if a large part you're looking at a lot of hours. And labour is the most expensive part of a job. If i were you I'd be asking a member with experience doing it, to do it for you. It will be cheaper, and with enough time spent can yield professional results.


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                    I understand it won't be cheap. It takes a lot of time, and time is money. My number 1 concern it a completely professional looking job! It has to be damn near flawless.

                    If anybody here has the time and is confident they can do a professional job, send me a pm and maybe we can make a deal. This is going to take real tools, you'll burn up a cordless drill trying to do a piece like this.

                      February 05, 2013, 10:17 AM #10

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                      Originally posted by Winter Beater
                      I understand it won't be cheap. It takes a lot of time, and time is money. My number 1 concern it a completely professional looking job! It has to be damn near flawless.

                      If anybody here has the time and is confident they can do a professional job, send me a pm and maybe we can make a deal. This is going to take real tools, you'll burn up a cordless drill trying to do a piece like this.
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                        February 05, 2013, 11:57 AM #11

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                        Originally posted by jordisonjr
                        PM evan :trollface:
                        Lol totally thought of the same thing

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                            February 18, 2013, 10:54 AM #13

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                              I still need some parts polished if anybody has any recommendations.

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                                getting the lips of my wheels polished at WWW, I'll try to post pics of the results.

                                edit: I hear mothers aluminium polish is the best out there as well.
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                                  Just in case anybody is looking for polishing in the future:

                                  House Of Silver did a few smaller pieces for me on the car (throttle body, misc brackets, etc). The quality is decent, he is cheap, but he can be quite slow. I had some things take a couple months to get done.

                                  Baid Polish in California did all my larger stuff (plenum, timing chain cover, supercharger bracket, etc). Quality is damn near flawless, price is fair, you have to pay shipping & duty on the return of the parts. Turn around time was pretty quick.

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                                    Originally posted by E36
                                    getting the lips of my wheels polished at WWW, I'll try to post pics of the results.

                                    edit: I hear mothers aluminium polish is the best out there as well.

                                    How did your wheel lips come out from Winnipeg Wheel Works?

                                    And yes, Mother's aluminum polish works pretty well for upkeep of polished parts!

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                                      Originally posted by Winter Beater
                                      How did your wheel lips come out from Winnipeg Wheel Works?

                                      And yes, Mother's aluminum polish works pretty well for upkeep of polished parts!

                                      they were pretty good. Nice mirror finish compared to how bad they were when I brought them in.
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