Thread: How's Your Ride Plate Looking?
03-07-2013, 08:23 PM #1
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?
Last edited by FZS Monty; 03-16-2013 at 11:24 AM.
03-07-2013, 08:27 PM #2
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..
03-07-2013, 08:27 PM #3
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03-07-2013, 08:30 PM #5
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Awesome is that a VX plate?
03-07-2013, 08:31 PM #6
03-07-2013, 08:33 PM #7
Wow Monty that looks awesome that thing is like a mirror. You polished it so well it looks like chrome.
03-07-2013, 08:36 PM #8
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03-07-2013, 08:44 PM #10
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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