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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Jul 9th, 01, 05:01 PM Thread Starter
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I have an aluminum intake off my 69 camaro that needs cleaned. What do I need to do to make it look new?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Jul 9th, 01, 05:14 PM
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Send it to Jerry MacNeish to have it "re-skinned" - it'll look just like new. He just did an intake, three sets of valve covers, and an alternator for me, and they look terrific! Check his website ( for more info.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Jul 9th, 01, 07:50 PM
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I would just go get it blasted, be sure they use the right media to blast it. The sand will eat a hole or scar it. It might be like Walnut shell media, makes them look brand new.

I am wanting to do the same, a friend of mine just done his. And I thought he bought a new one, cause it looked way good.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Jul 9th, 01, 07:58 PM
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If you are on a Budget you can clean it with aluminum wheel cleaner. Then go over it with warm water and dishwashing liquid, scrubbing it with a Scotch Brite pad. Rinse it well.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Jul 10th, 01, 06:48 AM
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A good scrubbing with a good cleaner, let it dry and then use an asortment of wire brushes to shine it up . I would suggest using a mask though when using a wire brush as the particles and dust are nasty for your lungs.
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