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Old 12-17-2004, 12:37 PM
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Aluminum polishing tips wanted.

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I am wanting to polish in between the fins on my 8-71 blower rear cover. I started sanding between the fins with a dremel tool but its gonna be tuff to to get it polished. I ordered some blue rubber polishing tips from dremel to try them but has anyone figured out how to polish in tight spaces like that without taking all day. I used the little felt tool dremel has but they tear up quickly.
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Old 12-17-2004, 01:22 PM
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Westlake or Ace hard ware has some 2 & 3 inch polishing wheels with 1/4 shaft that should get in there. My self, I paint between the fins with body color or engine color. seems to add a little more detail.

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Old 12-17-2004, 04:48 PM
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Eastwood baby! They have a bunch of tiny 1/4" shanked buffs.

http://www.eastwoodco.com/

Get a tube of the red aluminum buffing compound (cutting) and some white to polish it up after.
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Old 12-17-2004, 04:57 PM
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http://www.sccoa.com/forums/attachme...achmentid=2157

and how to do it:
http://www.sccoa.com/forums/showthre...ght=4.2+blower

towards the bottom of the first page the begin to talk about how to do that(ps- i've the same engine in an 86 stang except it's the stock block 3.8)
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Get some semichrome. You can get it at most bike shops and probably at auto parts stores. It comes in a tube and works great after you get the item smooth. I polished my Z1 side covers years ago and they still look good. I use it now on my Chevelle to polish the stainless bolts I am using. It takes some elbow grease but is worth it.
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Polish

That Semi-Chrome 454 stated is some excellent compound, hard to beat it.
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Its gonna be Wed. before I get home to try any of this. Troy, I did think about painting in between but I just like the polished better.
I bought some different size polishing wheels and rouge from harbor freight. which worked great on lower pulley spacer I made. I couldnt tell the difference in shine between it and the march pulley, but it was easy compared to the finned blower cover. I had already looked at the eastwood small felt polishing stuff but I figured it wouldnt hold up. After looking at it again its probably better than the dremel felts I wiped out so quick. I will probably order some of the simi-chrome monday.
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