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Old 11-12-2013, 12:13 AM
Adriel Adriel is offline
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Originally Posted by mach4 View Post
The biggest mistake was doing the initial cut with a nylon "wire brush" that was way too coarse. I never could get the scratches out that that left. I also should have started with a better valve cover. This one had some serious scarring around the injectors that was impossible to get out and some casting blemishes that were difficult. If you start out with a good cover, you should be able to start with 200 grit.
Thank you so very much for the reply!

Oh! Yep, those scratches can be a pain. I am surprised a wheel is courser than 200 grit. I be tempted to start with 600 and see how that went. If bad, can go back to courser paper?

I too have scratches by the injectors, wonder why? Don't think I would have the guts to do the whole cover in a high polish though!
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