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Old 03-27-2011, 06:58 AM
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Default How can I clean up superchagers???

any one have suggestions Im thinking beadblast or wire brush then hand polish or brakekleen any help before I mess them up thanx Tommy
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Try wet sanding it then buff with some rouge. Go to eastwood.com
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That super charger was never a polished version and that is pretty much the way it will look unless you have it completely polished out.
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What type of "clean up" are you looking for? If you want a light polish, here are a few steps. It'd probably take 4hrs or so.
-Sisal wheel (sharp cut wheel) and a 240/300 greasless compound
-Sisal Wheel and a sharp cut compound.
-Spiral sewn wheel (med cut wheel) with tripoli compound (med cut compound)
-Loose wheel (not sewn, finishing cut) with soft cut compound.

There is also a recommended RMP that you spin the wheels at. My personal preference is to spin them a bit faster and use a little less pressure if you are using your buffs in a 6" grinder. You have to make sure not to let the wheel catch on anything though.

Also, a wire wheel will put some scratches in the surface that are a pain to take out in later finishing steps of the polish.

Beware, it is not a fun process!

Here is a pic of an intercooler I just polished using a little more in depth process.
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any one have suggestions Im thinking beadblast or wire brush then hand polish or brakekleen any help before I mess them up thanx Tommy

Yeah, take it to Coolerman......
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Ha, polishing shops make me really nervous......
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What type of "clean up" are you looking for? If you want a light polish, here are a few steps. It'd probably take 4hrs or so.
-Sisal wheel (sharp cut wheel) and a 240/300 greasless compound
-Sisal Wheel and a sharp cut compound.
-Spiral sewn wheel (med cut wheel) with tripoli compound (med cut compound)
-Loose wheel (not sewn, finishing cut) with soft cut compound.

There is also a recommended RMP that you spin the wheels at. My personal preference is to spin them a bit faster and use a little pressure if you using your buffs in a 6" grinder. You have to make sure not to let the wheel catch on anything though.

Also, a wire wheel will put some scratches in the surface that are a pain to take out in later finishing steps of the polish.

Beware, it is not a fun process!

Here is a pic of an intercooler I just polished using a little more in depth process.
WOW thats what im looking for looks sweet!!!!
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Also, a wire wheel will put some scratches in the surface that are a pain to take out in later finishing steps of the polish.

+1 there


Whatever you do, don't take a wire wheel to it, you won't be happy.
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What type of "clean up" are you looking for? If you want a light polish, here are a few steps. It'd probably take 4hrs or so.
-Sisal wheel (sharp cut wheel) and a 240/300 greasless compound
-Sisal Wheel and a sharp cut compound.
-Spiral sewn wheel (med cut wheel) with tripoli compound (med cut compound)
-Loose wheel (not sewn, finishing cut) with soft cut compound.

There is also a recommended RMP that you spin the wheels at. My personal preference is to spin them a bit faster and use a little pressure if you using your buffs in a 6" grinder. You have to make sure not to let the wheel catch on anything though.

Also, a wire wheel will put some scratches in the surface that are a pain to take out in later finishing steps of the polish.

Beware, it is not a fun process!

Here is a pic of an intercooler I just polished using a little more in depth process.
u need to stop by the shop , i have some polishing waiting for you since your so good at it .
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