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    I`ve got my Dooley pan off checking the bottom end & would like to clean up the pan to look new again. Anybody have a trick to restore the pan other than replate the pan. Any cleaners out there to use for this? It`s got a milky look to it. Thanks!

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    Try engine degreaser

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    Engine degreaser X2. Did something in the engine come apart?
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    I have used Stoddard solvent on it but still looks bad. Nothing is tore up just want it looking better & new gaskets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 70 Stevens View Post
    I have used Stoddard solvent on it but still looks bad. Nothing is tore up just want it looking better & new gaskets.
    On Cad a little metal polish will turn it from dull silver to a about half way to polished aluminum. The gold irodite(im sure i didnt spell it correctly) finish I have never tried metal polish on it. Give it a test spot try in a area you wont see just in case.

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    Take it to a local machine shop and let them run it through there washer.
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    My pan started doing the same thing after a couple of years. Took it to the same place I had my Bassett's HTC coated, and had the same applied to the pan inside and out. Price was right at 100, took a week, and looks great after two years. The guy I used has since come up with a newer finish, not sure what he calls it, but I saw a set of headers DAVID519 had done there and they were outstanding.
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    I called Dooley today about the finish on there pans, & was told not much could be done with cleaning it up. They suggested replating or powder coating. I asked about the soldered dip stick tube & what temps it would handle while powder coating Max 400 deg. Thanks for all the reply's. I will most likely powder coat it!

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