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    requesting pictures of sandblasted plenums

    looking for pictures of sandblasted (non polished) plenums. i'm wondering if the casting roughness will come out without the time/cost of fine grit sanding and polishing.
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    Sandblasting does make it smoother but it still leaves a fair amount of texture.

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    Pete, I took a wire wheel on my drill to the plenum. Took about 10 minutes and looked a ton better than stock...

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    steve, got any pictures of the wirewheeled plenum?
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    Quote Originally Posted by skyrunner View Post
    Pete, I took a wire wheel on my drill to the plenum. Took about 10 minutes and looked a ton better than stock...
    Got pics of it?? interested to see what it looks like might try it myself..

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    Quote Originally Posted by i3igpete View Post
    looking for pictures of sandblasted (non polished) plenums. i'm wondering if the casting roughness will come out without the time/cost of fine grit sanding and polishing.
    With an 80 grit blast, yes. ...but you then have an 80 grit surface to smoothen out.

    Don't have any pics of the plenum I did... The owner loved the color and texture of the freshly blasted piece so I just installed it on his car as it was.

    I think I have a spare NA plenium and lower plenum I can blast and take pics of if you'd like to see it. Remember though, the NA parts are painted so they're going to require a bit more blasting but the surface will appear the same when I'm finished.

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    My previous job I did a bunch of sandblasting. Aluminum oxide, steel shot and glass bead. Are you hoping to save some work by blasting it first then sanding/polishing it? I would think you would save some time if you knew somebody that had the stuff but I wouldn’t run out and buy it.

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    Glass beads are what I typically clean them with...I have some picks but it doesn't really smooth anything out, just looks cleaner.

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