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Just some guy
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Well, I spent a lot of time trying to make the water elbow (christmas tree) look a little better. I'd say I succeeded, though I must admit, it was a real PITA with all those damn bends.

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damn bro VERY nice.....how long did that take you and what was your method? and lets see some pics of it on the car!
 

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Bro, I can see that you have alot of free times... wanna do mine too. Looks terrific, what did you use for polishing to get that shine.
 

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Well, I started off with my dremel and an 80 grit sanding wheel. It's not the sanding cylinder, it looks kinda like a wire wheel in that it has about 50 sheets of sandpaper arranged in a circle. I have no idea what it's called. That got most of the flat parts. To get into the nooks and crannies I used a cone shaped stone bit on the dremel. Then I started off w/ some 220 grit sandpaper and wet sanded it. It was a real bitch smooting out the bends where I hit it with the stone, as it leaves some nasty marks. Then stepped up to 320 grit, 400 grit, 1000 grit, then 1500 grit. fingerips get really sore at this point. Then put it on my bench grinder with a polishing wheel and polish compound. Finished it off with some mothers polish.

Took about a week of doing it on my spare time after work.

It wont be on my car for a while, but here is what it's going on:

Christian
 

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Nice :D I polished my valve covers, so I know the kind of work it takes to do something like that. Although, you do get some nice results in the end:)
 
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Very nice, I'm sure your elbows are sore now. :)

I polish using a big grinder with buffing wheels and compound, and even though it's tons easier than dremel/sandpaper it's still lots of work.

I have the most gorgeous swingarm polished for my motorcycle, too bad the rest of the bike is in million pieces. :(
 

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Mr. 2JZUL8R
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WOW man! that looks awesome! what kind of color theme u going with in the engine? all black and polished?!
 

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Thats so freaking sweet man
 

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Just some guy
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WOW man! that looks awesome! what kind of color theme u going with in the engine? all black and polished?!
Thanks for the compliments guys! I'm pretty much sticking to only black/silver/polished. No colors unless I have to (like the magnecor wires). I'll take some more pics when I get done assembling the engine. It may be a while, tho. Going on over a year already!

Christian
 
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