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Hot Rods Poured gasoline on it to polish it with a brass brush

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Pats55, Apr 23, 2019.

  1. Pats55
    Joined: Apr 29, 2013
    Posts: 188

    from NJ

    I finally got around to coating an old manifold and polishing it with gasoline and a copper brush. I couldn't find copper so I use the brass brush. It worked very well it polished up quickly and seem to be better than 0000 steel well and metal polish this is a water-based ceramic that can air dry It's not expensive and does a great job . It's good for touching up rusty headers that it been previously ceramic coated ,or doing the complete header here some pictures

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  2. 302GMC
    Joined: Dec 15, 2005
    Posts: 5,508

    from Idaho

    Did you post the right pictures ? All I see is rusted, pitted scrap ….
  3. Beat me too it 302....O/P used used some words that I am confused with , polish, ceramic, or my left leg just go longer.....
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  5. What am I missing here?:confused:
  6. Slopok
    Joined: Jan 30, 2012
    Posts: 2,235


    I'm not seein' it either!o_O
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  7. samurai mike
    Joined: Feb 24, 2009
    Posts: 417

    samurai mike

    I like cake!
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  8. Come on guys...
    The OP from what I gathered on his past posts,is that he is been selling a water based ceramic coating/rust encapsulator since the late 80s.
    I believe he also served in Nam.

    The ceramic coating has a dull appearance when it dries after it's applied.
    One time he was selling the stuff at a booth and a lady approached him saying that she'd been looking for that stuff for a while with no luck.
    She also told him that if you pour gasoline on the dried part you applied the coating,then you brushed it with a brass brush,you could "polish" it,having a shiny appearance to the finish.

    Which he's proving with those pictures.
    To me,it seems the picture supports the myth.
    He also said that Eastwood called him to get a can of his product and 6 months later the company was selling a product similar to his.

    I don't know about you but you I'd try to support a "local" business,esp especially if the owner served.

    I hope he can correct me if i misread his posts.
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    Joined: May 14, 2008
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  10. Budget36
    Joined: Nov 29, 2014
    Posts: 2,107


    I think I'd just toss them in my blast cabinet...heck, electricity gotta be cheaper that gas (3.82 here)
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  11. You think that is a lot, we are paying around $5.70 Canadian (around $4.25 US) for regular here in BC.
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  12. 56sedandelivery
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 5,596


    ^^^Don't you guys up there use the "Imperial gallon", which is FIVE quarts per gallon to "our" 4 quarts per gallon? Still, you're paying more no matter what "gallon" you're using. I can remember pumping gas at my after school job for 24.9 cents a gallon; those were the days!^^^
    As far as that exhaust manifold goes, start out with a manifold in better condition; that one looks like it was buried in a wrecking yards dirt and mud for a few decades. I am Butch/56sedandelivery.
  13. Stueeee
    Joined: Oct 21, 2015
    Posts: 174

    from Kent, UK

    Luxury! Regular here in the UK is GBP 1.25 per litre; that's $6.15 per US gallon.

    Pretty well every time I pull in to fill up my '50 Chevy truck, someone will ask me what it does to the gallon. I tell them that it does 17 to the gallon, but that I didn't buy it because of the fuel economy.
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  14. You are correct, the dollar amount I posted, was the price per liter converted to the Imperial gallon, 160 oz. The American gallon is 132 oz, so the conversion is $3.40 US per gallon. That doesn't sound as bad, I guess.
  15. dan31
    Joined: Jul 3, 2011
    Posts: 968


    Soo... it's a gas thread?.
  16. traffic61
    Joined: Jun 15, 2009
    Posts: 1,413

    from Owasso, OK

    Jumping Jack Flash!
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  17. Pats55
    Joined: Apr 29, 2013
    Posts: 188

    from NJ

    Yes this is rusted pitted crap. I brushed it on two days ago and hit it with a brush just to see what the result would be. If you want to see nice we have it on our webpage.
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  18. Pats55
    Joined: Apr 29, 2013
    Posts: 188

    from NJ

    Iwannaflatie Thank you for your kind remarks. Your 100% right on it going on a dull gray and polishes out to a bright aluminum color. My photography sucks and so does my messageboard skills .This water-based ceramic is used as a touchup inside the liners of jet turbine engines and been around forever. But the gasoline and brush brought to life pretty quick and I was surprised. Our coating systems are sold to the. Novice and the seasoned professional. I did serve in Vietnam with the 101st airborne I arrived there right before the Tet holiday celebration. it was very noisy. And I got to go camping for two months in the Asha valley. When I came home I weighed 104 pounds. Oh by the way the Chevy in avatar was clear coated with a clear used on bottoms of jet aircraft very chip resistant some day I will tell you guys how I dropped a Sears timing light on the front fender, dented the fender but didn't chip
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