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Old 10-07-2012, 09:40 AM   #107
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Exhaust Shroud Plug Finishing...

I took some time this morning to finish the exhaust shroud plug. I wanted an A1 finish as it's called.

This is a sample of the finish before I started sanding and polishing. Notice the nice orange peel finish.

Next I sanded with 800, 1500, 2000, then buffed with buffing compound, then polish. The results are fantastic.

The overhead lights reflect almost like a mirror.

So we went from a semi rough (nicked, scratched) shroud, to a smoothed, and polished plug.

The idea is that when I paint on the coat of epoxy onto the plug when I begin to make the mold, the very smooth shiney surface of the plug will be transfered to the epoxy surface. That smooth, shiney mold surface will then in turn allow me to creat a CF part that also has a very smooth and shiney surface. The finish work shows through to all parts. We'll see how it goes...

Comming soon... Making the mold from the polished shroud plug. Good times!!!
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