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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 19th, 02, 04:14 AM Thread Starter
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Anybody has any suggestions on how to restore a stock aluminun manifold back to its orginal cast look.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 19th, 02, 04:25 AM
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I suppose it would depend on what kind of stains but glass bead blasting seems to do a very good job. Maybe baking powder blasting would be good for that also.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 22nd, 02, 06:06 AM
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Blasting will alter the surface texture and you'll lose the original appearance. Send it to Jerry MacNeish ( and have it "re-skinned". Click on this link for a recent sample of his "re-skinning" work on my '69 Z/28 intake and valve covers (he did the carb too):

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 23rd, 02, 04:01 PM
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use avery fine sand, called sugar sand, then etch with ppg aluminun cleaner (acid) then use ppg aluminum conditioner(orange in color dries clear) this will protect it from oxidizing.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 23rd, 02, 05:28 PM
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I agree with JohnZ.

Send it to Jerry if you want it to look like new.

He is very good a fixing cracks too.


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Is the glass half empty or half full???.....Neither, the glass is twice as large as it needs to be!
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