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1polishing plenum Empty polishing plenum on 9th December 2014, 7:37 pm

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I've used search but had no joy

Anybody ever polished the plenum?

Gonna give it a go with sandpaper just to make it look abit smarter

Reckon it might take a while

2polishing plenum Empty Re: polishing plenum on 9th December 2014, 7:45 pm

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You mean the outside rob ??? Use a polishing kit will come up quite quickly ... i bought a kit from halfords and did my rocker cover with it came out respectable ...


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3polishing plenum Empty Re: polishing plenum on 9th December 2014, 7:50 pm

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wire wheel on a drill to get it smooth then you can finish it off with some 400 wet n dry and then compound and polish it
takes a while though to get it really shiney but wire wheel is deffo best and quickest


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4polishing plenum Empty Re: polishing plenum on 9th December 2014, 8:02 pm

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Yeah want to do the outside. ..

5polishing plenum Empty Re: polishing plenum on 9th December 2014, 8:17 pm

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The kit i bought has 3 different grade polish bars for the flap wheels wich didnt take that long i also used the dremel for the hard to reach places ...


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6polishing plenum Empty Re: polishing plenum on 9th December 2014, 8:44 pm

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you got a pic of your results?

7polishing plenum Empty Re: polishing plenum on 9th December 2014, 8:51 pm

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polishing plenum C69AFB77-orig


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8polishing plenum Empty Re: polishing plenum on 9th December 2014, 8:53 pm

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The picture doesnt really do it any justice as it was late at night with shit lighting ...


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9polishing plenum Empty Re: polishing plenum on 9th December 2014, 9:12 pm

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looks good. but I imagine a plenum would take a long time as it's got all the casting texture to smooth away. going to be a real labour of love to polish it up.

10polishing plenum Empty Re: polishing plenum on 9th December 2014, 9:22 pm

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Just work through a differnt grades of sandpaper first thats how i did the rocker cover ......


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11polishing plenum Empty Re: polishing plenum on 9th December 2014, 9:43 pm

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Dont do it rob horrible to keep clean mate.

12polishing plenum Empty Re: polishing plenum on 9th December 2014, 9:57 pm

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To late

13polishing plenum Empty Re: polishing plenum on 9th December 2014, 9:59 pm

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Ha good luck in that case keep us posted. You got a grinder or better still bench grider with cloth polishing wheel

14polishing plenum Empty Re: polishing plenum on 9th December 2014, 10:30 pm

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Yeah chuck up a few pics through the process please rob Wink what are you using to polish it or get to polishing stage ..??


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15polishing plenum Empty Re: polishing plenum on 9th December 2014, 10:39 pm

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I would of thought a polished plenum would be easier to clean? Surely its harder to remove dirt etc from the casting marks?


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16polishing plenum Empty Re: polishing plenum on 9th December 2014, 10:50 pm

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i just vapour blasted my one looks like new )

17polishing plenum Empty Re: polishing plenum on 10th December 2014, 10:09 am

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I sand blasted one of my old ones and started polishing it but gave up lol. It's not a hard job and time consuming. Mine had a lot pitted marks that really showed up.

18polishing plenum Empty Re: polishing plenum on 10th December 2014, 11:04 am

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Small pits is the major problem along with any minor tarnishing as shows up so easily when polished.
On Rocker covers, alloy intake pipes & plenums I use a local shop who bead blasts them for even texture then uses an acid treatment that gives a really nice satin silver finish that has proved be corrosive resistant & easy wipe clean with contact spray or wd40.
Looks smarter than oem finish but without being to over stated.
Came across it after having rocker covers beyond polishing or polished but badly tarnished.

19polishing plenum Empty Re: polishing plenum on 10th December 2014, 12:11 pm

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The plenum I'm using at the moment is just sand blasted, gets really dirty if grease gets on it but I like that raw look.

20polishing plenum Empty Re: polishing plenum on 10th December 2014, 12:25 pm

Chrism


Has anyone ever tried vht crackle paint like on civics and subarus.!!!!
Looks really nice that's what I'm going to try on inlet and rocker cover.

Shame I can post pics yet or would of shown you my old impreza engine I did..

21polishing plenum Empty Re: polishing plenum on 10th December 2014, 1:31 pm

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Pretty sure a member on here had it done or done it .... jamie (concrete gtir ) maybe check in hes build thread ... why cant you post pictures yet ... use photobucket they have mobile or internet and can have set up for both on one account and its free ...


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22polishing plenum Empty Re: polishing plenum on 10th December 2014, 1:47 pm

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Also try Postimage.org they free & no account needed plus no expiry, just upload & use second link down to paste in the 'insert an image' popup options.

23polishing plenum Empty Re: polishing plenum on 10th December 2014, 3:42 pm

Chrism


Just made account.. Yyaaaaaa

But phone won't let me do it will wait till later to post

24polishing plenum Empty Re: polishing plenum on 10th December 2014, 7:32 pm

robins


@gtir_woody wrote:The plenum I'm using at the moment is just sand blasted, gets really dirty if grease gets on it but I like that raw look.

you need to get it run over with glass bead and that will stop it getting so dirty and make a lot easier to clean or even better vapour blasted.

25polishing plenum Empty Re: polishing plenum on 10th December 2014, 7:55 pm

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@Chrism wrote:Has anyone ever tried vht crackle paint like on civics and subarus.!!!!
Looks really nice that's what I'm going to try on inlet and rocker cover.

Shame I can post pics yet or would of shown you my old impreza engine I did..

I have a plenum done in black crinkle paint not fitted tho

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