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Old 06-11-2019, 12:00 PM
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Does anyone know where these come from?

I found them on eBay.

Any suggestions on cleaning them up better than start with 400 grit and work my way to 3000 then polish?
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Old 06-11-2019, 06:24 PM
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Cal Custom probably. Aftermarket dress up item.
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Old 06-11-2019, 06:27 PM
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Bead blaster....low pressure. (Sand blaster is too aggressive for aluminum)
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Old 06-11-2019, 07:34 PM
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Before you start sanding, pick up a can of this and give it a try. Works wonders on older trim pcs etc. tear out a pc of the wadding and start polishing (wear some gloves) wipe clean once the dirt comes up. Avail at most auto parts stores. If it does not work, I might try sanding but would start with wet sand with 1000 or finer... or even a Brillo pad.

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Old 06-11-2019, 09:50 PM
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Starting sanding tonight, they are a bit scratched up so I think sanding will give the best finish. It is just going to take forever. Luckily engine dress up is probably going to be this winter. I am just gathering parts now.

400, 800, 1000, and mother’s gets the section I did just shy of mirror. I may add 1500 next time I sand and see how it goes.
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Check on the inside to see if there is an 8 digit number cast/stamped into it. I could be wrong but those look similar to covers that I saw in the Chevy Power parts manual back in the 80's
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Another good product to use is ( Blue Magic) Polishing cream, works very well on chrome,Aluminum and mag wheels.
as said above wear gloves.
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Old 06-15-2019, 08:37 AM
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I am not able to get a uniform finish around all the books and crannies. So how about some paint!
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Dude - Looks very nice
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