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Old 04-06-2006, 08:59 AM
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Yikes. More polishing?

After finishing the intake manifold and swearing off metal polishing FOREVER, I was right back at it yesterday. Please. Somebody. Come and burn my stash of sandpaper. Get me into detox.

At least this ignition module was was a LOT easier than the manifold - about 1/100 the surface area and not nearly as many nooks and crannies. Total time, including the paint work, was about 8 hours. The "before" shot in the first photo is actually not the same module (this one's off the rat roadster) - but it's virtually identical (except for the letter inlay) in terms of the surface texture you have to work with.

The second shot is the completed polish job. I couldn't figure out a way to get down between the letters (which are recessed) so I opted to paint the background the same color as the truck and then took off the paint on the letters by wiping them down very carefully with lacquer thinner.

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Awesome job!
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maybe you ought to put in user name change request....

nice work Nubs.
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Old 04-06-2006, 06:59 PM
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is the recent influx of polishing threads on this site inspired by Our Hero, Polishing Ron? lol...

it looks wayyyy better polished than it does stock!
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how come the parts look different? the logo has a banner on the polished one with a relief and the mounting holes are also different @ the wires, the other set of holes also look bigger and with a different placement , man you really do a lot with that polishing
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Old 04-06-2006, 09:12 PM
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how come the parts look different? the logo has a banner on the polished one with a relief and the mounting holes are also different @ the wires, the other set of holes also look bigger and with a different placement...
pepi,

Check the second paragraph of the original post for this thread which explains what you are seeing. The "before" shot is the module I have on my roadster and the module I polished is for my pickup. They are identical, interchangeable, Ford modules - except for the way the logo is cast in the case.
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Old 04-08-2006, 07:50 AM
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Nice work, Dewey! I think I'd mount that puppy as a hood ornament, it looks that good. Dang shore would want it seen. Dan
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looks good Dewey...now that your practiced up real well...wanna come over and polish my tri axle dump truck and 24' aluminum dump trailer??
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Old 04-08-2006, 11:54 AM
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...wanna come over and polish my tri axle dump truck and 24' aluminum dump trailer??
I'm not THAT crazy.
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Wow, nice job.

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looks good. sometimes polishing isn't sooooo bad .
maybe try this. next time you get a tough spot, like those letters. see how thick the metal is. and if its thick enough, use a rol-loc or a flap disc and grind off the difficulty. not only will that make things easier, but it will give a smoother look.
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OK.....Whats next?
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OK.....Whats next?
I'm thinkin' Schnitz's bald spot.
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Old 04-09-2006, 07:37 PM
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I'm thinkin' Schnitz's bald spot.
When ya get through...if you post a pic of that... give me a warning so I will know to put on my welding helmet.
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how come the parts look different? the logo has a banner on the polished one with a relief and the mounting holes are also different @ the wires, the other set of holes also look bigger and with a different placement , man you really do a lot with that polishing
Its magic!! like a geine in a bottle .

polish it & it get s bigger . . .oh wait thats a different story

I got a 32' Airstream but I think that will just get sanded & clear coated

but this will work

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I'm thinkin' Schnitz's bald spot.
nice job CBOY sweet!


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