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Do you have a silver ascent or did you strip and polish your strut tower?
In comparison, under your hood looks way nicer than mine…
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Damn dude, you got to clean that up. A little cleaning goes along way. I guess that's how mine were to start. Well not that bad you have alot of white rust. Do you live by the ocean.
 

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...except I pretty much never open my hood... :) :D
 

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Before and after shots. Oh almost forgot Reagan is the St.Bernard ,and Lilly is a landseer Newfoundland. Both8 years old.
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Beautiful shine.Keeping the car nice and shiny which shows your Labor of love bringing you joy . What polish are you using to shine the engine? I have found Simichrome great to polish the chrome on my antique car.
It is considered safe on Gold, Aluminum, Pewter, Brass, Metal and Copper. It is not abrasive and will leave a protective layer that will help lengthen the time between touch ups.
 

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Beautiful shine.Keeping the car nice and shiny which shows your Labor of love bringing you joy . What polish are you using to shine the engine? I have found Simichrome great to polish the chrome on my antique car.
It is considered safe on Gold, Aluminum, Pewter, Brass, Metal and Copper. It is not abrasive and will leave a protective layer that will help lengthen the time between touch ups.
I use Zephyrs. I buy it at inland KW . Coopers works good. Isn't the stuff you use pre-loaded with the compound inside what looks like a big cotton ball. You can also buy a 2 pack or 3 pack of polish wheels and also included is jewelers rouge and the pre rouge. This is all done by hand which is why it takes so long. I started polishing on the A/C compressor and after 6 hours on Sunday which is also another 6 hours on the Sunday before that. Couple more Sundays and it should be where I want it.
 

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Damn dude, you got to clean that up. A little cleaning goes along way. I guess that's how mine were to start. Well not that bad you have alot of white rust. Do you live by the ocean.
Which is worse for it though: a little surface corrosion in a steady state, or removing the corrosion over and over so you don't see it? That all depends on the metal and the corrosion present. I'm not worried about any of it in the engine bay.
And yes, I live about 20 mi from the ocean with a lot of tidal areas even closer.
 

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I use Zephyrs. I buy it at inland KW . Coopers works good. Isn't the stuff you use pre-loaded with the compound inside what looks like a big cotton ball. You can also buy a 2 pack or 3 pack of polish wheels and also included is jewelers rouge and the pre rouge. This is all done by hand which is why it takes so long. I started polishing on the A/C compressor and after 6 hours on Sunday which is also another 6 hours on the Sunday before that. Couple more Sundays and it should be where I want it.
Thanks for your response and I looked up the Zephyr “Super Shine Polishing Kit” on Amazon. I am really impressed by your passion to keep your car in meticulous condition and spending so much time to maintain it in that condition. I saw the videos on YouTube and did not realize how much effort is involved to get the desired results. The results were spectacular just like yours.

Regarding the Simichrome it is a paste and basically it is apply and wipe procedure.
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Thanks for your response and I looked up the Zephyr “Super Shine Polishing Kit” on Amazon. I am really impressed by your passion to keep your car in meticulous condition and spending so much time to maintain it in that condition. I saw the videos on YouTube and did not realize how much effort is involved to get the desired results. The results were spectacular just like yours.

Regarding the Simichrome it is a paste and basically it is apply and wipe procedure.
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I'm afraid I started something I'm not gonna like. I started polishing the A/C compressor and it is taking a lot longer than I hoped. Just saw your post and this is where it's at .12 hours straight.


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I admire your patience. On a casting like that would a dremel with both flat and conical brass brushes work better than towels, polish and elbow grease? Set to a low RPM, I’ve used this on my ZS carburetor dashpots which worked fairly well. They’ll never be shiney like what your going for but they have a nice “satin” finish and are clean. Make sire you wear safety glasses if you do this.

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I'm afraid I started something I'm not gonna like. I started polishing the A/C compressor and it is taking a lot longer than I hoped. Just saw your post and this is where it's at .12 hours straight.
Phew!

Lot of tiny areas and corners to get through with the brushes in a really tight space.
The castings may not come out as shiny as the other smooth pieces because they have rough and grainy surfaces.

I got my car 2 days ago and attaching pictures of the brand new engine. I hope I can keep it nice and clean in the days to come.
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I admire your patience. On a casting like that would a dremel with both flat and conical brass brushes work better than towels, polish and elbow grease? Set to a low RPM, I’ve used this on my ZS carburetor dashpots which worked fairly well. They’ll never be shiney like what your going for but they have a nice “satin” finish and are clean. Make sire you wear safety glasses if you do this.

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Lot of tiny areas and corners to get through with the brushes in a really tight space.
The castings may not come out as shiny as the other smooth pieces because they have rough and grainy surfaces.

I got my car 2 days ago and attaching pictures of the brand new engine. I hope I can keep it nice and clean in the days to come. View attachment 16750
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Yes this pic right here proves to be the hardest piece ive ever tried to polish. It is alot of different small circular and obtuse angle parts to it that prove to be a challenge ,at least for me. I will post a pic here and this is after 14 or 15 hours just on this.
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Yes this pic right here proves to be the hardest piece ive ever tried to polish. It is alot of different small circular and obtuse angle parts to it that prove to be a challenge ,at least for me. I will post a pic here and this is after 14 or 15 hours just on this.
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Looks great, love to see the final result.
 

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I'm wondering why not 1person has tried to get ahold of me to ask about how to go about polishing your motor parts. Come on guys there's got to be someone who wants to shine there motor up. I have to say this piece is very hard to bring out. I'm saying this would be not for the faint of heart. Except for that piece all the other aluminum is in season to make shine like a (you fill this in )p
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Some of us only open the hood once or twice a year to add wiper fluid... :)
 
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