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This is a discussion on polised valve covers are complete within the Appearance Section forums, part of the General Help category; After about 20 hours of hand work both valve covers are polished. I had about 13 hours into the first ...

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    polished valve covers are complete

    After about 20 hours of hand work both valve covers are polished. I had about 13 hours into the first one and about 7 hours into the second one. Well worth the time IMO. This was my first time polishing something this size and that started off so rough, so there was a learning curve with the first one. Not the best finish but the coils will cover up most of it.

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    good job,looks great.

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    Thank you

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    Those look great. Did you relocate the coils? What did you use to polish them like that?

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    Nevermind about the coils, I reread your first post.

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    I worked up from 320 grit to 2000 grit. All wet sanding. The final polish was white rouge compound and a buffing wheel on a drill.

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    That looks great. Did you put some kind of clear on them to keep the polish shiny a year from now? Or is that not necessary?

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    There is a coat of wax on them and that is it. I figure i will have time each winter to re polish them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chevuman260 View Post
    There is a coat of wax on them and that is it. I figure i will have time each winter to re polish them.
    Try this stuff instead....

    RejeX

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    I used 200 MPH Metal Polish and Sealer -- after 2 years they still look great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    I used 200 MPH Metal Polish and Sealer -- after 2 years they still look great.
    I knew their had to be some kind of product to seal it. You have any pics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Too Fast View Post
    I knew their had to be some kind of product to seal it. You have any pics?




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