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Default Aluminum intake manifold restoration/reconditioning

A `67 L79 intake I just did in house.


Not spray painted.


Not tumbled.


Not vapor honed.


Yea or nay?


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Hand cleaned/polished?
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Hand cleaned, somewhat.


Polished, no.
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Looks nice Eric.


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Hand cleaned how, with what chemical?
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Baking soda blast?
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I found the BEST Aluminum intake cleaner that leaves the factory finish is Aluminum Naval Jelly by Loctite.
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Hand cleaned how, with what chemical?

Sorry, that's something I don't want to discuss. It's taken me a very long time (not to mention a significant financial investment) to figure out how to do this.


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No.


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I found the BEST Aluminum intake cleaner that leaves the factory finish is Aluminum Naval Jelly by Loctite.

I've used that before and it works well, but it wasn't used here.


Basically I just want to be sure that this is something that will pass aesthetic scrutiny.
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Looks similar to may process.
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Eric, I'm not knocking your efforts but it looks like paint to me although it's not. Too much of a silver-chrome look IMO.
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