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    What are you guys using to polish your pumps and what steps do you do to get it down to raw material ?? And say I just wanted to paint the pump, would i just need to scuff the paint up or take it down to the primer or take it all the way down to the raw material and start fresh ??


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    Quote Originally Posted by TNYoungblood View Post
    I'll get one started

    What are you guys using to polish your pumps and what steps do you do to get it down to raw material ?? And say I just wanted to paint the pump, would i just need to scuff the paint up or take it down to the primer or take it all the way down to the raw material and start fresh ??


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    Bead blaster is your friend with pump parts! Alter Ego can explain this better than anyone right now!
    I am in the process of painting a pump now and it needs to be clean then Scotch Bright the crap out of it if the pump is together!! Those Scotch locks do help alot with a right angle die grinder to get the rough down! WT


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    Quote Originally Posted by TNYoungblood View Post
    I'll get one started

    What are you guys using to polish your pumps and what steps do you do to get it down to raw material ?? And say I just wanted to paint the pump, would i just need to scuff the paint up or take it down to the primer or take it all the way down to the raw material and start fresh ??


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    You'll get different answers to that Mike but on the aggressor i started with 400 grit-but it didnt have the green badass marine primer like berks have-that stuff is bad-i start with 220 on it! If you set your DA sander to "spin" and not vibrate-it'll work much better.So basically you are lightly grinding the aluminum.Once you have it all down to 400 then you can take a die grinder with a polishing bonnet on it and get busy.A polishing kit from harbor freight has all you need -several compound grit sticks -hell call me-i'll walk ya thru it! If youre gonna paint it just lightly sand it with 400 and prime and paint it!

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    I figured I'd take the bowl off and disassemble everything and paint it, but I was worried about the suction housing makeing sure not to get anything into the bearings or packing .. I guess just seal them up as best you can and have at it ... I should have done this before I got my pump built

    I love the polished look but i'm on the river every weekend and its just not in the works for me I'd never keep it polished up
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    Yea I'm with ya TN. The polished look is bad azz but it does require regular maintenance. I will probably polish mine next year or so but I know that that will mean always cleaning when you come in at night. I sometimes don't clean up my boat right away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WFO View Post
    Yea I'm with ya TN. The polished look is bad azz but it does require regular maintenance. I will probably polish mine next year or so but I know that that will mean always cleaning when you come in at night. I sometimes don't clean up my boat right away.
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    Nice Cody! undercova spy photo! Looking good HPJ.

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    Any of you guys use that MetalWax ??? I tried it and it took the rust off my headers but didn't touch the bluing and discoloring .. Trird it on my lumi scoop and wasn't to impressed with it
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    Any of you guys use that MetalWax ??? I tried it and it took the rust off my headers but didn't touch the bluing and discoloring .. Trird it on my lumi scoop and wasn't to impressed with it
    I always use Mother's billet polish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WFO View Post
    I always use Mother's billet polish.
    I bought some of that last weekend-just havent broke it out! The weather has sucked so bad i havent even wanted to walk down to the shop! Bright and sunny today-just cold! I bought a powerball-hoping it will make the repolish on my pump easier...i'll let ya know!

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    You will like the results of the billet polish and the cone is also real handy in tight spots. The ball works good too
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    Quote Originally Posted by TINTDESIGNZ View Post
    Nice Cody! undercova spy photo! Looking good HPJ.
    Undercova spy shit now that's funny I don't care who you are. Thanks Tint, just have the rest and i'm done. Whos ideal was this
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    Seein you and Josh polishing away makes me want to shine mine back up!Think i need one of them straight snoots too.

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