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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Dadn5kids, Jun 21, 2019.

  1. As a person who has done professional polishing, no way I would have started them for $400. As far as the markings go, how would a polisher, who may not be a car person, have any clue what the markings mean. In order to get a polished finish the parts must be smooth, trying to leave a small raised area would look like ass.


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  2. 49ratfink
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    I'm not a polisher, but being Scottish I'd have said if you want me to leave the letters it will cost $XX.XX more.
     
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  3. Dadn5kids
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    Thanks for every one chiming in on this. At this point, I'm just letting it go, the polish job is very good. If I choose to be an ass and name the shop, there would be more understanding in regards to the "knowledge of car parts" issue, but I do not want to call out someone in public, as I don't think there is any reason too. I just wanted thoughts from the crowd on what to do for next time. I'll post up some pics when the engine is all back together.

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  4. 49ratfink
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    funny. now let's start the same thread only rather than Ford heads it was you vintage "thompson" Pontiac valve covers for your dragster.

    motor does look good.
     
  5. redoxide
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    Heads look great, you asked for polished and you got them back polished, job done.. since your talking details, I would have more of an issue with the fella that chopped the section of the firewall out and dumped that ugly battery there .

    In my view you cant call folk out on fine details when other areas of the build dont adhere to the same level of detail.
     
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  6. Gerrys
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    As far as the polisher is concerned he is not a restorer. Most would not want the numbers as they are no longer stock and are customized.
     
  7. 5window
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    True, but this is the point, "I'd have said". The end.
     
  8. Dadn5kids
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    Just FYI, it's a 39 Standard, so the battery box is in the correct place. No modifications to it.
     
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  9. redoxide
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    well Henry needs a good talking to in that case, :)
     
  10. Andy
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    I think the stud bosses look a bit wobbly. You need to spot face them so the washers can seat flat.
     
  11. Doc.
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    I've had several sets of flathead aluminium heads polished in the past. I did specify that all letters and markings were to be preserved. The all came out beautiful. I can't remember what it cost,but that was secondary to me. I like the markings intact as they look less "billety". That being said,if you can't live with them I'll take them off your hands for whatever you have in them.
     
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