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Old 03-03-2013, 09:35 AM
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You probable already know about a product calledWhite diamond ,it is a steel polish but works great on smooth aluminum stainless and chrome, IMO
But that polishes it, and if it's been sanded, holy cow that would be a bunch of work to polish out those scratches. I was thinking, never tried it, I was thinking about a fine bead blast to get a uniform finish and then just leave it looking basically like it did originally.

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But that polishes it, and if it's been sanded, holy cow that would be a bunch of work to polish out those scratches. I was thinking, never tried it, I was thinking about a fine bead blast to get a uniform finish and then just leave it looking basically like it did originally.

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Its only time ,very little money i have plenty of one.LOL. i am in the process of polishing a weiand 671 blower now ,i might work 5 or 10 minutes today next week mabe an hour .i am guessing 20 hrs on blower and intake. i have been using recycled glass in my cabinet leaves smooth finish and polish with a tapered wool spiral ,notice above i stated on a Smooth finish . i sand with 2000.

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Its only time ,very little money i have plenty of one.LOL. i am in the process of polishing a weiand 671 blower now ,i might work 5 or 10 minutes today next week mabe an hour .i am guessing 20 hrs on blower and intake. i have been using recycled glass in my cabinet leaves smooth finish and polish with a tapered wool spiral ,notice above i stated on a Smooth finish . i sand with 2000.
Yep, that 5 minutes a day works!

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Thanks guys! Yes, I think either blasting of some sort (ceramic, walnut shell, sand, etc) or polishing, is my only alternative. The finish is smoother than some newer tunnel rams cast finnish, but the sanded areas need to be dealt with.
I may take it to a friend's house and see if I can put it in his blast cabinet and improve the look.
The sanding scratches seem to be pretty light, at maybe 160-240 grit, so the White Diamond might work. I'll take a look locally and maybe take it by some places and see what they say.
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Yep, that 5 minutes a day works!

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It only takes a little time and a will.A couple of before and after I didnot include after wiyh carbs since i bought NOS to replace originals.
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Thanks guys! Yes, I think either blasting of some sort (ceramic, walnut shell, sand, etc) or polishing, is my only alternative. The finish is smoother than some newer tunnel rams cast finnish, but the sanded areas need to be dealt with.
I may take it to a friend's house and see if I can put it in his blast cabinet and improve the look.
The sanding scratches seem to be pretty light, at maybe 160-240 grit, so the White Diamond might work. I'll take a look locally and maybe take it by some places and see what they say.
On my previous engine in my T-Bucket I had a used aluminum intake that didn't look all that hot. I sandblasted it and it still had some discolor to it, so I painted it with rustoleum silver metallic paint. It came out great, looking like a new manifold. Sorry that I don't have a better pic.
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Today I had a few chores to attend to, I finally got over to my buddy's house to show him the car and to see what he thought about my plans on making a transfer chair to get him in. His wife was quick to take a bunch of photos.



While I had the plan to use this plastic seat, I was way off on how big it was, he suggested that I cut it down, so cut it down I did.



This is how it will look.





I was going to go under the rocker to the frame to hold it, that is all out the window. Luckily I didn't spend all the time to make it thinking I was so smart before letting him see what I was up to.

I have a good idea on how I can make some awesome brackets that will bolt into the car under the seat and using the seat belt bolt so there will be no holes or bolts thru my carpet that can be seen. I know I am dreaming because the bracket will likely stay there for ever like my "temporary" handle I put in the Rambler for him. But I still like the idea of having it bolt in there where i can easily remove it, if nothing else it adds a little challenge to the project.

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I also taped the wheel opening mouldings up to see if I should go ahead and repair and install them. It never had them, I took the mouldings from my Skylark when I sold it, so I will have to drill holes for the quarters while the fender holes are all there anyway.

What do you think? My oldest son hates them, says it takes away from the hot rod look.

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Great Car ,Just my opinion ,i think standard skylark probable had then as an option ,but i dont think they were for Gran Sport both look good but i like it better with IMO,(for what its worth,),,Sonds like a Buffalo Springfeild song dont ut LOL

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I am sorry I don't understand, are you saying it's better with or without them?

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Sounds like he's saying with, but I'm voting without.
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With the trim it has a more deluxe look ,without it has a more racey look like a Roadrunner vrs GTX kind of way ,i would vote to keep the trim ,But its what you like that that counts,
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Brian your car looks absolutely awesome! Congratulations! Now I really wished I hadn't sold mine!
Well done.

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Thanks BB, I just don't know what to do with that chrome trim, I am leaning to put it on.

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