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How to clean this

Discussion in 'Body / Exterior / Interior / Cosmetics' started by webink_EK9, Feb 27, 2004.

  1. webink_EK9

    webink_EK9 Senior Member

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    I was just wondering what would be the best way to clean the dark stuff of my motor. Its just on the silver part of my valve cover. Heres a pic. I don't want to polish the texture off the letter, just make it shine...and not remove any of that awesome red.
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  2. GSRCRXsi

    GSRCRXsi Super Moderator Moderator VIP

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    bump, ive been thinking the same thing. its just corrosion, i guess just sand it down and maybe try to put some protective clear coating on it??? anyone else have any input?
     
  3. Sergey P.A.

    Sergey P.A. Senior Member

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    try send it with 2000 and then clean it, and then polish it, it should work, :huh:
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    use a mild metal polish (for aluminum specificly if you can find it) and use it carefully
     
  5. Sergey P.A.

    Sergey P.A. Senior Member

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    by the way is that a Type R, cuz this shit is clean, two thumbs up men,
     
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    97CTR Senior Member

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    oh that should be sand with 2000 grit, hell no........bye bye red valve cover


    I have the same issue too. Oil residue and shit on mine, I will get a new one with moon cuts for cam gear adjustment, but if anyone has a good way to clean that is cool. If all else fails, simple green and a toothbrush is your friend.
     
  7. kyleirwin

    kyleirwin Retired OG

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    as long as it's just on the surface and not too stained, something not so harsh like simple green and some light scrubbing should take care of it :thumbsup: .
     
  8. webink_EK9

    webink_EK9 Senior Member

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    Cool, I'll give the toothbrush a try, but will that shit come out of my brush so I don't get crap on my teeth the next time I use it? :shrug:

    Anyway, that is a type-r...a 99 Spec from hmotorsonline.com. Steve told me its was in awesome shape, but I never thought it would look that good. I'm going to finish unpacking it today. I'll have more pics up a little later. Thanks guys!
     
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    kyleirwin Retired OG

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    :lol: .
     
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