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 Polished engine fins after pair valve removal - 2000 Suzuki VZ800V

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AmericanJambo
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PostSubject: Polished engine fins after pair valve removal - 2000 Suzuki VZ800V   Mon May 13, 2013 11:10 pm

So after I removed the pair valve I didn't like how the fins on the engine where black on the bottom and brushed on the top so I polished them all. Used the dremel and some sandpaper. Still needs a finishing touch though but I think it looks much better. And I think it makes the engine look a little bigger too. Wink



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PostSubject: Re: Polished engine fins after pair valve removal - 2000 Suzuki VZ800V   Tue May 14, 2013 1:36 am

I really need to do this. What type of paper did you use?

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PostSubject: Re: Polished engine fins after pair valve removal - 2000 Suzuki VZ800V   Tue May 14, 2013 2:45 am

shadycowboy wrote:
I really need to do this. What type of paper did you use?


I first used a dremel with one of the sanding attachments. 5k RPM. Just to knock off most of the paint. Then I switched to 220 grit, then 330 grit sandpaper to give it a brushed look. You can skip the dremel and just start with 100 or 220 grip sandpaper. it just gets clogged quickly which is why I switched to the dremel. Only took me a total of about 30 min.

If you want a shiny high polish then you'll have to continue with 800, then 1500, then 2000. Finish that with a metal polish.
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PostSubject: Re: Polished engine fins after pair valve removal - 2000 Suzuki VZ800V   Tue May 14, 2013 6:25 am

Looks loads better, good job.
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PostSubject: Re: Polished engine fins after pair valve removal - 2000 Suzuki VZ800V   Tue May 14, 2013 10:11 am

Looks cool, makes that engine stand out
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PostSubject: Re: Polished engine fins after pair valve removal - 2000 Suzuki VZ800V   Tue May 14, 2013 5:36 pm

I like it
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PostSubject: Re: Polished engine fins after pair valve removal - 2000 Suzuki VZ800V   Tue May 14, 2013 7:21 pm

SWEET!

Very nice look.
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PostSubject: Re: Polished engine fins after pair valve removal - 2000 Suzuki VZ800V   Tue May 14, 2013 7:41 pm

Nice job! it looks a lot better
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PostSubject: Re: Polished engine fins after pair valve removal - 2000 Suzuki VZ800V   Tue May 14, 2013 8:25 pm

Here's a pic I took this morning after I cleaned the engine. You can see how the polished/brushed fins really stand out now.

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PostSubject: Re: Polished engine fins after pair valve removal - 2000 Suzuki VZ800V   Tue May 14, 2013 9:56 pm

Beautiful job
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PostSubject: Re: Polished engine fins after pair valve removal - 2000 Suzuki VZ800V   Tue May 14, 2013 10:12 pm

AmericanJambo wrote:
Here's a pic I took this morning after I cleaned the engine. You can see how the polished/brushed fins really stand out now.

You've done a great job there Like you say, It really stands out and shows the top half of the engine off!
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PostSubject: Re: Polished engine fins after pair valve removal - 2000 Suzuki VZ800V   Tue May 14, 2013 10:15 pm

Looks well m8,good job.
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PostSubject: Re: Polished engine fins after pair valve removal - 2000 Suzuki VZ800V   Tue May 14, 2013 11:05 pm

awesome > off to homebase.
Closed. Feck
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PostSubject: Re: Polished engine fins after pair valve removal - 2000 Suzuki VZ800V   Thu May 16, 2013 6:50 pm

That looks fab, great jobe done. The simple things obviously can make a huge difference
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