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For all of you with your steez shining, how did you polish the valve cover? I am in the midst of my first valve job and would like to make the cover shine. karugs i know for sure you've polished your as it looks like a mirror. Products? tools? whats the best route?
 

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sand it down using finer and finer grits until your are basicly buffing it. i dont know what grit to stop at exactly but be careful around any threaded holes so not to screw up the threads or depth of the hole
 

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I didn't polish mine, I just cleaned it. I would think Greg would have an answer, I think he polished his.
 

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valve cover

Now this is what im going to do to mine.
 

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Absolutely, plus u can see the red coil with 4 wires comin off it. it was from the dutch w123 meet pics
 

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im losin my mind ya distributor. but i really dont know what that is anyways... maybe ur talking about the injection pump???:p
 

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how do you plan on doing that Obaja? that is what id like to see under my hood (not the 230, the shine). Ive started on the sanding, looks good so far
 

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I scrubbed five or six times with SOS or Brillo pads to cut through the baked on black stuff. Then, I polished with Mother's a couple of times.

(But first, I cleaned the inside with carb cleaner so I wouldn't get oil everywhere.)
 
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