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Old January 28th, 2007, 12:30 AM   #1
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Default want to get some valve covers redone

if anyone knows where i can take a set of aluminum valve covers to get refinished, or if one of you can do it for me, that woul dbe great.

there kinda rare, and i wanna keep them, and put them on a new motor.


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Old January 28th, 2007, 09:15 AM   #2
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Refinished as in polished?
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Old January 28th, 2007, 10:32 AM   #3
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Refinished as in polished?
no, altho they would look nice polished. im gonna try a wire wheel tomorrow while im at work. 72cj304 gave me the idea. i have no idea why i didnt think of that. there the old powered by ford ones. i found them at a swap meet for 5 bucks, and i heard they only came on the 84 mustang gt from the guy i bought them from, and 2 or 3 others. there pretty sweet lookin, but old lookin also. they've been sittin for a while. i found a set of nice ones on ebay about 4 months ago and they ended up goin for something like 50 bucks.

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If they are painted, you could always strip them yourself, and repaint them.

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if its just al get that acid al cleaner stuff
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I wouldn't use a wheel on aluminum.
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Old January 30th, 2007, 02:17 AM   #7
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I wouldn't use a wheel on aluminum.

Yeah I agree if they are aluminum use scotchbrite you can buy the pads at autozone not your normal green sink scotchbrite use a maroon color.
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Yeah I agree if they are aluminum use scotchbrite you can buy the pads at autozone not your normal green sink scotchbrite use a maroon color.
schotchbrite sounds even better.

thanks for the ideas.
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Before a wire wheel, use a high grit flapwheel. Then have em powdercoated! Or polish them yourself!
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3M Bristle Discs will do less damage than scotchbrite.
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