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So where do you find this magical stuff?
I saw it on Speed chanel. They use it on wheels and the dirt just fell off with a hose. Looked like a good product.



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If you get them coated, be SURE to check the baffles! I've heard of them not being cleaned and the engine craps because of it.
i have no idea what baffles are lmao


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Once you get them polished, you could apply a nice coat of translucent color powder coat. Durable, maintenance free, and looks really good. You could also use a high gloss high temp clear PC.

If they're PC'ed, you should mask them off so no powder gets to the inside. If done properly, there's absolutly no risk to the engine from the powder.

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That looks INCREDIBLE! I think I'd rather just spend $10 on engine primer and paint & paint them Ford Red and be done with it though.

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That looks INCREDIBLE! I think I'd rather just spend $10 on engine primer and paint & paint them Ford Red and be done with it though.
LOL!!......where's the fun in that!

Finally found some time to finish up these covers. I'm fairly happy with them, but everyone that sees them go nutts over them. I guess I'm my worst critic!

The shine seems to be screwing with my little camera. My good one is being repaired.

Maybe I'll take some pics outside in natural light in the morning
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Don't do that......I will be blinded!!! Very nice job. I don't have the patience for polishing (nor the equipment). I was at a factory where they made hip joint replacements. They had a polishing room where they could take the roughness average (RA) down to 2. Glass has an RA of 5. This place claimed that they had the surface so smooth that the untreated metal of the ball wouldn't oxidize or corrode.

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Wow, that's very impressive. But I'm like Preston, I don't have that kind of patience. You do good work.

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i have no idea what baffles are lmao
The baffles I'm talking about are the shields on the underside of the cover that prevents oil from being directly sucked up into the crankcase ventilation system.

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Don't do that......I will be blinded!!! Very nice job. I don't have the patience for polishing (nor the equipment). I was at a factory where they made hip joint replacements. They had a polishing room where they could take the roughness average (RA) down to 2. Glass has an RA of 5. This place claimed that they had the surface so smooth that the untreated metal of the ball wouldn't oxidize or corrode.
Thanks and that's pretty cool!

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LOL!!......where's the fun in that!

Finally found some time to finish up these covers. I'm fairly happy with them, but everyone that sees them go nutts over them. I guess I'm my worst critic!

The shine seems to be screwing with my little camera. My good one is being repaired.

Maybe I'll take some pics outside in natural light in the morning
All I can say is WOW! They shine like crystal.

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that is simply amazing. i think you did a killer job!

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I would love to see these on a car

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that's awesome!

I bet MrVanDermey will want to get that done if he hasn't already chomed them.

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how much would you charge for such a service

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how much would you charge for such a service
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As I first stated, I do this to see if it can be done and as a stress reliever and to better develop my technique.
I do have two more sets finished...........it's been pretty stressful lately! LOL!


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