New Pics *Polished my gas tank straps too*

Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by TheBoss, May 2, 2007.

  1. TheBoss

    TheBoss New Member

    Messages:
    46
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2007
    Well I never thought I would bump my head on my exhaust so many times :lol: It was a pretty easy mod. I went to the local auto store and picked up sand paper. I went 180, 240, 400, 600, 800 and 1500 to finish. Took me about 45 minitues.
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    It looks much better in real life... Its pretty shiney... these pics make it look duller than it is for some reason
     
  2. white98stang

    white98stang Active Member

    Messages:
    988
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2006
    wow man looks good... a lot of time you spent i see
     
  3. TxCobrA98

    TxCobrA98 Legend

    Messages:
    7,976
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    May 14, 2006
    yeah ive been wanting to do this too.. i spent about 2.5 hours on my tailpipes.. those are alot smaller though so i imagine it wouldn't take quite as long.. just gonna suck being up under the car like that doing nothing but polishing and sanding.. looks like it definitely payed off for you though, ill be doing this thursday after school or saturday since i dont work.. looks great man!
     
  4. white98stang

    white98stang Active Member

    Messages:
    988
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2006
     
  5. Whistler98

    Whistler98 Active Member

    Messages:
    894
    Likes Received:
    8
    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2006
    Location:
    Southwestern, Pa
    Car looks great!
     
  6. GaryG

    GaryG Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,980
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2006
    sweet stang man, looks great
     
  7. FASTANG

    FASTANG Member

    Messages:
    182
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2006
    That is exactly what I wanted to do, then I decided to do this instead.
    [​IMG]
    But, now I have the polished SSInserts, so maybe polished is the way
    to go now.
     
  8. Lightning Struck

    Lightning Struck Legend

    Messages:
    23,204
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2006
    looking good
     
  9. JonBeast

    JonBeast Legend

    Messages:
    6,275
    Likes Received:
    137
    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2006
    Location:
    Boston
    Nice touch :thumb:

    I love subtle mods.
     
  10. Aztec Gold 97

    Aztec Gold 97 Member

    Messages:
    191
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 26, 2006
    Yoda's right. Looks like some hard work went into that.
     
  11. twinscrwed

    twinscrwed Member

    Messages:
    108
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2006
    wow i like it? what are the straps made out of?
     
  12. TheBoss

    TheBoss New Member

    Messages:
    46
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2007
    Thanks... Aluminium (sp?)
     
  13. trav_19

    trav_19 Legend

    Messages:
    5,615
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2006
    i was curious if polishing it down bare like that would make it rust...i like the way it looks but i live in michigan ....my cars done see winter driving but just want to be safe
     
  14. FASTANG

    FASTANG Member

    Messages:
    182
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2006

    That is one of the few reasons why I did not polish it. I live in MN and it does not
    see rain / snow, but even moisture in the air could rust it. I'm sure something to
    prevent rust, I just didn't feel like dealing with it at that time.
     
  15. AaRoN

    AaRoN King Post Whore

    Messages:
    33,966
    Likes Received:
    38
    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2006
    Location:
    Orlando, Florida, United States
    looks great :thumb: