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Customs Factory Aluminum Heads

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Steve More, May 19, 2020.

  1. Steve More
    Joined: Nov 17, 2015
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    Any suggestions on how to clean up factory aluminum heads and a possible coating? B05D4FEC-345F-4BA7-8934-26E78A099BC4.jpeg
     
  2. Glass bead it. Don't use regular sand. It will look like it was freshly cast.
     
  3. Joe H
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    Watch the first 4 to 5 minutes of this video, they get parts vapor blasted. Looks like glass beading with water.
     
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  4. hotrodjack33
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    Years ago, I spent a couple weeks polishing the living crap (Dremel tool) out of a set of these heads and they came out beautiful. Used them on the flathead in my '46 Ford PU...it really dressed up that motor
    . I'll try to find a pic.
     
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  5. Bandit Billy
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    I love those polished Canadian heads. And I don't mean bald dudes from BC!
     
  6. Atwater Mike
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    Vapor blasting. Bound to happen, normally following in 'phaseology'.
     
  7. hotrodjack33
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    LMAO :D:D:D:D
     
  8. BigDogSS
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    from SoCal

    Have them tumbled. They come out looking awesome!
     
  9. Blue One
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    Bald dudes from Alberta look better :D
     
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  10. old.hot.rodder
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    Walnut shells work better than glass beads.
     
  11. Bandit Billy
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    I knew it was just a matter of time :cool:
     
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  12. Those 49 style are rare as hell! Only made for a few months in 49.
    I have a set on my hot Rod Early style 36 and prior.
    Slowly coming together.Not sure when the lock down ends but will be going real soon.
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  13. BS, and the B stands for Beaver.
    Ontario is where you find the real good looking ones.
     
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  14. Blue One
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    from Alberta

    :D
     
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  15. captain j
    Joined: Dec 21, 2008
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    Hi there, Would they possibly be for sale? Or any chance you have a spare passenger side one?
    I have the driver side one but would be willing to purchase a set if needed
    Thanks Josh
     

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