It does require being sent out. Aluminum Intake finish Worked on the intake today. Thanked 12 Times in 12 Posts. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon. Originally Posted by MiguelsC2. Find all posts by Mr. I would like to restore my car and leave everything bare metal protected with boeshield or rpm and reproduce all finishes.

Find More Posts by marxjunk. No, create an account now. Find More Posts by Hairy Olds. Does anyone know what the reskinning process actually consists of? People often ask me “who tumbled your intake? Glass beads, sand, aluminum oxide leave them in a dull finish. CamarosRus , Dec 17, I have a perfect intake manifold for my Z.

General Discussion Discuss your Oldsmobile or other car-related topics. You currently have 0 posts. The niecest finish will be with plastic media. I used some abrasive pads to get a rough finish. I used glass beads. Find all posts by Mr Aluminum Intake finish I didn’t think you could really “reskin” an Aluminum intake manifold?

I suspect that anodizing may not be “exactly” what the as-cast finish is. This also works great for trans cases. Originally Posted by toocrazy.

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Chuck, Did you put deskinning on it when it came out of the blast? There are a bunch of advertisers in Hemmings who offer the service.

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Find More Posts by Panama If you glass bead it with low pressure and high volume it will turn out like new, it takes a while – but well worth it in the end! Password Please enter a password for your user account. BB code is On. Dec 17, 3. Find all posts by DarrenX For that matter I will do some before and after pictures of this project and post them in a new thread.


Be sure not to dip in dirty cloths or dirty cotton balls into the solution repeatably as the removed corrosion absorbed in these will have a tendancy to kill the power of the fresh solution. Quote message in reply? I’m interested in the results of this post as well. Jeff supervises in the plant where engines are built. This shot is half the intake blasted.

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Be sure reskkinning wear eye protection such as goggles and protective clothing of rubber or plastic when mixing any acid solutions together. Old Jan 29th, 14, Clean off the surface with acetone. I think it is call “dull cast aluminum.

Today, some parts are a mix of a permanent external mold with internal sand cast cores. Your name or email address: It is a mild acid solution that will remove all of the grime and corrosion. I was hoping someone had some insight into the media used in tumblers to reproduce that finish. There is clear coating that is available, but would not advise this unless the applicator had lots of experience with this metal. Any help is appreciated. Can cause black residue. Reekinning would like to restore these parts myself or find a local source to provide this service.


Looking to do the process myself if anyone can clear up the mystery. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an wluminum advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon. I also have a nice intake on my 69 Z that is really polished and needs to be dulled up a bit. This is an intake that was done using that method by a forum member, and it looks good to me Looks better than any other method imo.

Here is a quote from his website, aluminuum reskin a gentle tumbling process that restores the aluminum housing to brand new original condition”. Find More Posts by csherman. Originally posted by vref Any idea what the process of reskinning is?

Find all posts by sc69sam yahoo. Thanks Frank, I sent the manifold out but will reskinnign that with my bell housing. Your question will be posted in:.

I am going to look into limited applications of caustic. I’ve never heard of re-skinning aluminum. Use a brush and a scotch brite pad and rub it in for a bout 5 min. Find More Posts by MiguelsC2.