Why polish then paint? I thought the whole idea of polishing was for that "polished look".POLISHED THE INTAKE PLENUM TO TAKE ALL OF THE TINY DIMPLES OFF AND GIVE THE METAL A NICE SMOOTH SHINY SURFACE THEN PAINTED METALLIC BLUE. SORRY BOUT THE LACK OF SPECIFICS. I DIDN'T WANT TO EVEN ATTEMPT TO POLISH THE TB (AFRAID OF F***ING IT UP) SO IT WAS ONLY PAINTED. I DID A GASKET MATCH ON THE TB AND PLENUM. SANDED THE CASTING MARKS OUT OF THE RUNNERS ON THE PLENUM (DIDN'T TOUCH THE LOWER IM).
I ONLY GOT A PIC OF THE TB GASKET MATCH (BEFORE I CLEANED IT)
Oh so basically you sanded it down then? You didn't actually polish it right?just wanted it smooth before i painted. The aluminum parts under the hood all look shitty to me with the dimples.
nope i usually dont take before and after pics. I actually did polish it down. Started with an 80 grit sanding wheel then went to a 160 and then a 240. Used buffing pads after that to take the scratches that the sanding wheels left, primed then painted. I originally had the im off to port the plenum and tb then said "hey why not try polishing it", didn't want to leave it silver so i painted it blue.oh so basically you sanded it down then? You didn't actually polish it right?
Do you have pics of it prior to painting?