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Postby Stott69 » Sun Sep 29, 2013 7:49 pm

Wanting to get prices to polish then clear coat my cam covers. Anyone got sujestions on whos good/cheap?
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Postby JZCrazy » Sun Sep 29, 2013 8:02 pm

Did my 1JZ cam covers. Took about 5-6 hours each cover.
I didn't bother with clear coat as heaps of people said that they would "yellow" over time.
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Postby JZCrazy » Sun Sep 29, 2013 8:05 pm

There is a place in Seaview, they do Chrome plating, I do believe they polish Aluminium. Not sure of cost.
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Postby JZCrazy » Sun Sep 29, 2013 8:06 pm

There is a place in Seaview, they do Chrome plating, I do believe they polish Aluminium. Not sure of cost.
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Postby Grrrrrrr! » Sun Sep 29, 2013 11:36 pm

Sandpaper + elbow grease, then a $15 supercheap polishing kit.

then you can try the POR glisten PC stuff and let me know how that goes before I buy it to do my rims :)
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Postby Girvs » Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:53 am

Could ask Luke, he had parts of his car polished a while back IIRC.
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Postby Crucible » Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:24 pm

Yeah,

Fine wet and dry does a really good job, use a block on flat surfaces and keep the paper wet. Finish off with a light abrasive paste like autosol then buff with a soft cloth.

The trick is to get the surface as close to a mirror flat surface as possible, rc covers are pretty flat to start with so your half way there and dont need to start with a course paper.
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Re: alloy polishing

Postby Luke - BZG » Fri Oct 11, 2013 11:44 pm

Stott69 wrote:Wanting to get prices to polish then clear coat my cam covers. Anyone got sujestions on whos good/cheap?


Missed this thread sorry..

I had my stuff polished at Zinc and Chrome in seaview as JZcrazy mentioned.

Came out very good and was pretty cheap, I had all manifold piping, intake manifold and cam covers done for about $150 if i remember right.


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Postby Stott69 » Sat Oct 12, 2013 5:44 am

thats not to bad at all. keeping its shine?
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Postby JZCrazy » Sat Oct 12, 2013 2:32 pm

Frickin Awesome, Luke.
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Postby Dell'Orto » Sat Oct 12, 2013 6:24 pm

Why would you bother trying to DIY for that sort of money?
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