Aliminum intake buffing? - Team Camaro Tech
Engine General Engine Discussion.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Jan 18th, 05, 05:04 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 49
Post

I just bought a 350 engine that needs some cleaning up. I am going to prep the block for paint and try and buff up the intake.The edlebrock intake is aliminum but it looks like it has corrosion on it and has lost its luster. The intake is rough aliminum.What is the best method to buff up or should I paint it an aliminum paint? Also what is the best prep for the block and can I use a spray bomb to paint?
Steelie73 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Jan 18th, 05, 05:26 PM
Senior Tech
Matt Jones
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Renton, WA USA
Posts: 2,765
Post

See if you can find anybody with a bead blaster. That will make it look brand new.

I've found that VHT Brake and Caliper paint holds up to the gas and heat very well, and looks like natural cast aluminum.

Matt Jones
Lead Mechanical Engineer
Art Morrison Ent. Inc.
Silver69Camaro is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Jan 19th, 05, 08:51 AM
Gold Lifetime Member
Jeff
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Posts: 1,949
Post

The finish of an original manifold is smooth.
If you must bead blast do it very very lightly, then clear coat with high temp.
Those intakes were not painted.
Try aluminajelly first - that might be all you need.

oops.. Edelbrock intake - Blast away!!

[ 01-19-2005, 11:06 AM: Message edited by: Pacecarjeff ]
Pacecarjeff is offline  
 
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Jan 19th, 05, 03:41 PM
Senior Tech
Al
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Vancouver, USA
Posts: 10,511
Post

Try some Eagle-1 etching mag wheel cleaner. Nasty stuff, but supposedly works real well.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
BPOS is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Team Camaro Tech forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address.
NOTE we receive a lot of registrations with bad email addresses. IF you do not receive your confirmation email you will not be able to post. contact support and we will try and help.
Be sure you enter a valid email address and check your spam folder as well.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome