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First Time Polishing Under Hood

This is a discussion on First Time Polishing Under Hood within the Appearance Section forums, part of the General Help category; can it get any shinier or is that just about it. plus i polished the tube to the right of ...

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    First Time Polishing Under Hood

    can it get any shinier or is that just about it. plus i polished the tube to the right of it. i used a steel wool and put it on power drill then just used mothers to finish. look i also did the crimped hose clamp

    forgot to take before pic but i found one that is not polished to show the diff
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    Quote Originally Posted by greatwhiteZ28 View Post
    can it get any shinier or is that just about it. plus i polished the tube to the right of it. i used a steel wool and put it on power drill then just used mothers to finish. look i also did the crimped hose clamp
    I do well just to wash and wax my car. Thats attention to detail!! Looks good bro.

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    WOOT! i like that alot, man. I'm gonn have to try that...i have a lot of stuff in the engine that has a tarnished, white/gray coating to them and i bet the steel wool will take it off for sure!

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    all these under hood threads are going to make me start doing some more work under there haha.

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    So how is this done? I just put the wool brush my angle grinder came with then polish it with wax???

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    Not wax, some guide of metal/aluminium polish I believe. I recommend Billet Aluminum Polish.

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    looks good man

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    So how is this done? I just put the wool brush my angle grinder came with then polish it with wax???


    first buy some metel polish, not paint polish. i used mothers and not even the exspenive one just plain. start by just apllying it on what ever your doing and rub the crap out of it, like 10 times. i also used a 8" power car waxer just to give me a break, but not needed. for rougher surfaces you will have to sand to smooth out. start w/ like 400-500grit then move up all the way over a 1000 grit for brake calipers, TB's, MAF's etc.... it cost me about $7.00 and about a hour.

    hoped this helped you nick

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    thanks man!

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    another lil touch you can do is the melel clamps holding the air box

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