ATTN: Polishers - got a quick question

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  1. ALMOST STOCK

    ALMOST STOCK Founding Member

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    I've never had any real success using a Dremel either.
    Every piece that I've done I've hand sanded with the exception of some spiral sanding rolls on a drill to get into those corners.
    I've always said my way is not the best or only way to sand or polish a piece, just so happens that it works for me.
  2. rickmazurek

    rickmazurek Founding Member

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    The only thing that I found that sucks with the dremel is the buffing. It never comes out that good, it just doesnt get into the metal enough. I can sand just fine with the dremel though, go very lightly and always keep it moving and you can avoid dents and scars and dips. Although the only time I use it for sanding is in tough corners with some tapered sanding rolls from eastwood, those things are a gift from god in my oppinion. If your going to use a dremel, dont use the high speeds, I never go past 2 on mine, ever. Oh and dont ever consider what you do with a dremel to be finished, I always go back and hand sand, I just use it for rough and severly pitted areas, it sands faster than me :).
  3. mustangdaren

    mustangdaren Founding Member

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    I had it polished locally. He charged $100, mainly due to I wanted the runners polished and he said it was a pain in the butt to sand in between them. I am thinking of having him do the throttle body and egr spacer also, he said he would do the egr for 25 and the throttle body for 35. I would like to sell my bbk throttle body and get the accufab but it would be cheaper just to polish what i have
  4. Ozz

    Ozz I think I have a problem here. Founding Member

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    Wow that is very worth paying him to do it!
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    mustangdaren Founding Member

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    You got that right. Sanding intakes suck. I got a factory intake I bought just to practice on. I did about half of it and it has collected dust for the past 5 years, probably never finish it, lol
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    looks sweet man :nice: thanks for all the advice
  8. LXMiker

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    whats the best way to get the powder coating off of the upper intake????
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    mustangdaren Founding Member

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    sand blast it off
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    Maroon5.0 New Member

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    you cant sand blast aluminum though can you, doesnt it pit it? i thought you had to bead blast it.
  11. rickmazurek

    rickmazurek Founding Member

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    Go to an auto parts store and get some air craft remover, it will strip an upper intake in about 10 minutes, just dont get any on yourself or you may loose a bit of skin.
  12. mustangdaren

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    i used the sand blaster at work (looks like talc powder) and it does great on aluminum.

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