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Old 03-04-2005, 12:55 PM   #1
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I am having a h**l of a time getting my visible engine and accessory aluminum parts to look good- alternator, belt tensioner, throtle body, right front of block, etc. I really don't want to go with aftermarket chrome covers. Is there a way to get to and clean/polish/shine these "rough surface" areas?
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No EASY way. Sand low grit and work up to 400 or even 2000 then hit with metal polish and 0000 steel wool until looks like chrome. I like simichrome for the final polish.
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I don't see it being done easily by hand at all, takes a commercial polisher usually.. But these guys can do anything you can unbolt and send to them: http://www.hotrodlane.cc/
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