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Hot Rods Polished or cast?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by junkyardgenius, Sep 16, 2015.

  1. junkyardgenius
    Joined: Dec 29, 2005
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    Bead blasted my blower case,was going to polish it but I,m liking the cast look.Wheel centres will have cast finish too,Got some blingy bits here but I could blast them too,mmmmm,. image.jpg image.jpg
     
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  2. R35J1S
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    uploadfromtaptalk1442418330841.jpg here is a good look at polished for you. I almost left my cast but was worried about keeping it clean.

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  3. junkyardgenius
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    R35J1S that looks great, what make are the valve covers?
     
  4. porknbeaner
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    Polish the ribs and the end covers leave the rest rough.
     
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  5. alchemy
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    I like either a total polish, or a combo of polish on some parts and cast on others. It adds "visual interest".
     
  6. D.N.D.
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    A while back I saw a show car where they had polished the blower case ribs , then painted the rest in a real light tan pearl color and did it ever look clean as the engine was the same color too

    Neat looking 5 window, what color will it be ?
     
  7. junkyardgenius
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    Oh no now I,m even more confused and undecided.
     
  8. junkyardgenius
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    Was going to be black but now it,s getting closer to paint been thinking may be red.
     
  9. Jalopy Joker
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    show rod or hot rod? for a true hot rod would go with cast finish. for bare metal there are sealers, like Shark Hide, that can be used to preserve whatever finish you decide on
     
  10. Tony
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    I prefer cast every time. Just has the all business look in my eyes.

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  11. R35J1S
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    I don't know what brand of covers they are. I bought them on ebay a year or so back. They make them and they sold for $285 I think. Probably still sell them on ebay.

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  12. 117harv
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    What Tony said, it also looks bigger and more menacing.
     
  13. junkyardgenius
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    Saw some on eBay yesterday made by Performanceusa thought yours looked the same.
     
  14. R35J1S
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    The fit and finish seems to be pretty good. I have no complaints

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  15. Show car = Polished.
    Race car = As cast.
    Hot rod: Polished raised edges & everything as cast. (FWIW, that's what I'm doing on my Hemi).
     
  16. I like the idea of rough cast and polishing the rims. HRP
     
  17. I have a polished one and a cast one.
    The cast one is more fun to look at, but the polished one is prettier. Does pretty belong on a hotrod? Does "pretty" seem like a fitting term for a 671 blower?

    I'd have to say that a dressed and cleaned housing with polished ribs would be the best of both worlds.
     
  18. afaulk
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    I've seen enough polished aluminum to develop an allergy.....the pic is before installing belt guard, vent tubes and bigger zoomies.
     

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  19. Can't go wrong with polished ribs and red or black for the rest.
     
  20. Mike Colemire
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    That ride is going to be bad a$$ either way you go. Very nice.
     

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