Polished aluminum

Old 03-05-2002, 08:58 PM
  #1  
Ginger or Mary Ann?
Charter Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
US1 Fountain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: L
Posts: 11,030
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Polished aluminum

Do the polished blower intakes have some type of clear coating on them?
__________________
Some people are like Slinkies - Not really good for anything, but they
bring a smile to your face when pushed down the stairs.
US1 Fountain is offline  
Old 03-05-2002, 09:05 PM
  #2  
Evil Twin
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

My freind has a Weiand blower, neither the blower or the intake has a coating on them. I asked him if I could clear coat a polished manifold. He said he tried this but it turned gray after a while. He uses "Hoosiers Aluminum Polish" seem's to add a protective coating. The stuff, I think, is made in a bath-tub in Indiana, smell's like lighter fluid with possible a fine pummis added.

My .02


Bill
 
Old 03-05-2002, 09:07 PM
  #3  
MissH20Lover
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I do not think that they do. My Cigs motors are cleaned twice a month with Mothers cleaner. Tabatha
 
Old 03-05-2002, 09:08 PM
  #4  
VIP Member
VIP Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: mich
Posts: 666
Likes: 0
Received 7 Likes on 1 Post
Default

we polished ours and then have them cleared they look great dont know about salt water but dont think yhey would pitt
46tomcat is offline  
Old 03-05-2002, 10:05 PM
  #5  
Evil Twin
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

46tomcat, What kind of clear did you use? I do not have the luxery of storing my boat inside, (ChiTown has cold Winters), does it hold up and not chage to gery if left in the cold?

Im Purchacing a set of Dart 355 ported heads and would like to polish them. If it works I will clear them too. What kind of clear did you use?

Thanks Bill
 
Old 03-05-2002, 10:36 PM
  #6  
Official OSO boat whore
Charter Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Mequon, WI
Posts: 6,157
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

I had my manifold clear powder coated. There was a definite loss in shinyness. I wet sanded the coating and reshot it with a clear catalized enamel and was able to restore some of the shine. It's still not nearly as good as it was before polishing. Alot of people would call the finish perfect, I'll call it acceptable.
Cord is offline  
Old 03-06-2002, 03:17 PM
  #7  
Registered
 
NASTY HABIT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Orlando
Posts: 1,956
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

my exp with polished alum has been as follows.......
for powder--. it must a brilliant mirror finish for the shine to prevail...

i have cleared several of my bike parts with an good urathane clear with good sucess ie: engine case covers , valve covers ect.

have been told that clear anodising does well but it too must be mirror finsh before the clear goes on.. have not tried it as of yet


gotta luv the look though..
NASTY HABIT is offline  
Old 03-06-2002, 04:09 PM
  #8  
Registered
 
NASTY HABIT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Orlando
Posts: 1,956
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Just an update on the color choices for Powder coating.... i did run into a shop in Stuart Fl. they have a big selection of candy colors too..... pretty awsome stuff they also do the high temp coatings.... PPC 561-220-2601 ... haven't had anything from them.. am sure some other shops are applying the same colors these days..... i know my local guys are not....
NASTY HABIT is offline  
Old 03-06-2002, 05:04 PM
  #9  
Charter Member#203
Charter Member
 
Pete B's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Ft.Myers, Fl/ Atlanta, Ga/ Worldwide
Posts: 15,555
Received 241 Likes on 79 Posts
Default

instead of polished , i had mine powder- coated bright yellow with a clear shot after, it looks awesome and i dont have to polish every couple of weeks it is a idea
Pete B is offline  
Old 03-06-2002, 07:51 PM
  #10  
VIP Member
VIP Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: mich
Posts: 666
Likes: 0
Received 7 Likes on 1 Post
Default

will find out what clear they used tommorow we polished them ourselves then shot them them at our shop
46tomcat is offline  

Quick Reply: Polished aluminum


OSO Sponsor
OSO Advertiser
OSO Advertiser

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.

OSO Advertiser