I had a guy give me a set of cam covers off his 06 GT Mustang since he knew I do polishing of various parts. He wanted to see what a set would look like polished up since most people just hate the raw covers Ford put on these cars.
I was a bit board after making a big sale the other day, so I took one cover and put it to the wheel to gauge the quality of the metal and casting. There was a fair amount of porosity, it was nothing that is going to be insurmountable and just a rough prep and slight buff shows an outstanding promise to make a VERY quality piece when fully prepped in a more through sequence.
Here are the results of the quick job. Bare in mind that was just to give me an idea of what the end product will look like.
Sorry for the poopy pics. My Camera is out of batteries and had to borrow my partner's camera in his office.
In working in earnest on the cam covers on Sat, I've come to the conclusion that these ARE made out of magnesium. There's just no way that aluminum will have the color that these do. While testing other buffing compounds, the wheel loaded up differently with the rougher compounds than they do with aluminum.
There is a fair amount of porosity in the casting, but I don't think it's insurmountable.......just pizzing me off a bit! LOL!
I should have a pair finished tomorrow sometime................maybe!
A BULLITT owner that was with me on Sat said I should tease you guys with the buff I have on the covers right now.
Since he saw these covers Sat morning, he said these are HIS and I'm not to sell them to anyone! LOL! It's pretty funny watching him salivating at these cam covers as I make progress on them and him making REPEATED comments like, "Damn! Those are gonna look killer on the car!"
Found some batteries!!!