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Old 09-23-2011, 08:32 PM   #1
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Default polishing tmic

So I have a TMIC waiting for install, some free time and a dremel, so I figured I would try and polish the intercooler. My question is, what bit should i use. I was thinking something along the lines of a wire wheel, but i wasn't sure if that would polish it or just scratch it. So what would be the best dremel attachment to polish a topmount?
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Old 09-23-2011, 08:41 PM   #2
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dont use anything gritty or wiry. you are correct, it would be scratched to all hell. google something like "polishing aluminum" or something like that. i dont know much about detailing, but i would assume a buffing wheel and some sort of extremely fine grit buffing compound.
good luck!

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Old 09-26-2011, 12:46 PM   #3
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Buy a mothers powerball and some mothers metal polish.
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Old 09-26-2011, 01:03 PM   #4
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If you want it better, I used elbow grease and mother's polish. Came out pretty good but far from perfect.

If your goal is a mirror finish and/or you need to get some scratches out then be prepared to buy a couple nice polishing wheels (may or may not work with a dremel, really not sure) and invest in something much better than mother's polish. There are a few youtube videos that will work as an excellent guide.
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Old 09-26-2011, 03:11 PM   #5
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My TMIC is plastic
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Old 09-26-2011, 03:28 PM   #6
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I heard you can ball up some aluminum foil and rub that on it.

InB4 that's what she said...
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Old 09-26-2011, 05:02 PM   #7
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ha mine is plastic also
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