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    Lightbulb How's Your Ride Plate Looking?

    So after being tired with my ride plate always having a layer of aluminum oxide on it I decided to take a different route. Here is what I did.



    My modified vx plate by Jim is 3 years old now, and was always rough to touch and had plenty of rough spots of aluminum oxide build up. I would usually just hand polish it with WD-40 to get it more smoother but it would never be like the rest of the hull. Today I decided to polish the crap out of it. Using a Dewalt bench grinder and two buffing wheels, one for Red compound and one for green finer polish compound it took me about two hours for the whole thing but results are unbelievable. Surface is mirror smooth and almost mirror like with only few deep visible blemishes. Question is, how it will perform, and how it will hold up in the salt water? Time will tell and I will share the results.
    Has anyone else tried this?
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    Damn that came out amazing... I might do something similar as I always have to sand a little bit to remove the ugly thing that builds up the aluminum..

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    Finished it off with two coats of Mothers Aluminum polish followed by two coats of carnauba wax. Buffed out to a ultra smooth surface.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prostocker View Post
    Damn that came out amazing... I might do something similar as I always have to sand a little bit to remove the ugly thing that builds up the aluminum..
    Thank you sir, it does look great. Surface is phenomenally smooth, time will tell how long it lasts.

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    Awesome is that a VX plate?

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    Yup, one of Jim's creations.

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    Wow Monty that looks awesome that thing is like a mirror. You polished it so well it looks like chrome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JIM'S PERFORMANCE View Post
    Wow Monty that looks awesome that thing is like a mirror. You polished it so well it looks like chrome.
    Thanks Jim, it really cleans up nice. Not bad for a few hrs in the afternoon. It's so smooth it maybe it will add +1mph.. if anything it's awesome to look at..

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    dam that looks good

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    Wow! Looks awesome! I did my stock SHO plate modded by Jim, and it looks really good, but damn you have me wanting to re-do mine!

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