How to keep polished aluminum

Ben Swann benswann at
Sun Aug 17 18:34:48 PDT 2008

I think it looks rather nice - just want to keep it that way.  The engraved portion with
rough texture was left as-is.  I gues bueaty is in the eye of the belholder - in this
case everyone that has seen it likes it.  I probably would not have completed the
polishing, but it was partly done when I got it, so I finished the job.  No sandpaper
was used.


-----Original Message-----
From: Brett Dikeman [mailto:quattro at] 
Sent: Sunday, August 17, 2008 11:15 AM
To: jesper moreau
Cc: Dave Yentema; Ben Swann; quattro at
Subject: Re: How to keep polished aluminum

On Aug 17, 2008, at 9:19 AM, jesper moreau wrote:

>>> Is it better for me to leave the polished aluminum intake manifold
>> without
>>> a coating, or
>>> clear laquer/metal flake finish for protection.
>>> I do not have the time to get into anodizing or special coatings 
>>> unless one is available off the shelf from FLAPS, etc.
>>> Manifold is the RS2 with PORSCHE engraving.

Please tell me you didn't polish the cast aluminum to be mirror- like...nothing looks
gaudier to me. Ugh!

Media-blast, people!  Back AWAY from the sandpaper...


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