How to best remove heavy pitting from aluminum

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by PinkieT, Aug 15, 2016.

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    PinkieT Well-Known Member

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    Scored a used Accufab plenum and throttle body. The plenum has some pitting, worse in some areas than others. I tried some light metal polish but it laughed it off. I did a Google search and came up with a lot of ideas, some contradicting others. The most common idea seems to be start with 200 grit sandpaper used wet, then go to 400, etc. This is a fair weather only car, and under the hood is really nice right now. Any suggestions?
     
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    if your keeping it raw aluminum the only way to correct pits is to sand. If your going to paint it then there is the option to fill them.
     
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    They stick up above the surface, would have to sand them down to paint anyway. You got me thinking, though - my car is Chrome Yellow with black front and rear spoiler, hood and side scoops, black and silver wheels. I can clean it up, paint it yellow, and fill the Accufab recesses with black. I owe you, buddy!
     
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    And my wife just offered to do the painting for me :)
     
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    The letters are easy to do. use a syringe.