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CASH_ONLY
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Suggestions please

Post by CASH_ONLY » Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:59 pm

So I hit this with a brass brush on my drill, Ideas for finishing it? I seen some dude dye some stuff black, could I do that?
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Re: Suggestions please

Post by Cromag » Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:48 pm

satin black paint

but id polish it.
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Post by Prof » Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:26 pm

To polish it, go over it with varying grades of wet and dry (using plenty of water as you rub: water carries away the particles and stops scratching) until you are down to 1200 grit. Then out with the alloy polish of which there are a number of brands. Spraying it with tyre shine once polished will help keeps its shine. Others may have other methods.

If you paint it, then use an aluminium etch primer to help the paint stick. Don't paint the gasket face.
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Post by Bearcx » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:53 pm

Black wrinkle finish. Ceramic coating. Powder coat. Anodised. Polished. Painted. Hammertone.............
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