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aluminum and polished alloy

Postby country kid » Sun Nov 27, 2011 12:14 pm

Hey guys, quick question...
the aluminum used in say car roll bars or nudge bars is just normal alloy that's being polished or has it being powder coated/painted to achieve the chrome finish?
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Re: aluminum and polished alloy

Postby HoldenSS5L » Sun Nov 27, 2011 1:06 pm

To my knowledge it is just the bare aluminium polished up, I made up some catch cans and radiator cover for my SS and made them out of sheet ally and then started by sanding them back and slowly got to a finer grit all the way down to wet and dry with water and then I used actually polish, I will try find a photo of how they turned out...

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Photo doesn't really do them justice but they are bloody shiny, not as shiny as chrome but not car off either...

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Re: aluminum and polished alloy

Postby country kid » Sun Nov 27, 2011 1:25 pm

ok, i ask because i have the standard VY factory sports bar on my ute and i consider 500$ WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY!!!!! to steep for a nudge bar so im just going to get bendtech to bend up the tube and i will weld it up. but i want the two to match or it will just look odd... bit of autosol should do :D
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Re: aluminum and polished alloy

Postby HoldenSS5L » Sun Nov 27, 2011 2:13 pm

country kid wrote:ok, i ask because i have the standard VY factory sports bar on my ute and i consider 500$ WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY!!!!! to steep for a nudge bar so im just going to get bendtech to bend up the tube and i will weld it up. but i want the two to match or it will just look odd... bit of autosol should do :D


Yeah autosol was the last step of my long drawn out polishing task...
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Re: aluminum and polished alloy

Postby country kid » Sun Nov 27, 2011 3:36 pm

are the covers on the catch tanks left and right your handy work? cause they look about right... :D
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Re: aluminum and polished alloy

Postby HoldenSS5L » Sun Nov 27, 2011 8:30 pm

Yeah mate and I made up the radiator cover also ;)
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Re: aluminum and polished alloy

Postby country kid » Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:56 am

ok, looks the part mate.... must be the light becuase the dar. cover dosnt look the same finish. if all esle fails will just get the powder coated...
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