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    Polishing intake grate and shoe

    Gents is it worth the trouble to polish the 3 Aluminum underbelly parts. Is there any performance gain?


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    Talk to Nater785P, he polished his

    It can't hurt it 4-sure

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    i could not really tell but, i figured it does not hurt.

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    Hey Nate- congrats on your 1000 post.

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    I polished my pump and cleaned up all casting marks etc from the intake to the exit nozzle. I rubbed it down with 800 - 1200 -1500 wet-n-dry sandpaper. Matched the grate etc. If you have the time... do it I think. I changed my prop and bored my exit nozzle so it's hard to tell what the gain was but has to be better that stock roughness for sure.

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    Polishing - no harm.

    Removing any significant material from the grate - only if you want to die.

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    It's sure to add some bling bling at the very least.

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    gives the fish something to look at them selves

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    Quote Originally Posted by nater785p View Post
    gives the fish something to look at them selves


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