Valve cover polishing – Part 2

We’re now into part 2 of our valve polishing. Warning to those attempting this mod: Buy more sandpaper, especially the lower grit ones. You’ll be surprised at how much you’ll need. And make sure you have plenty of time because you won’t be able to use your car when you’re doing the polishing. And make sure you have very strong arms. Sanding is not an easy job, I realised. Here are some pictures from today:

This is what it looks like before any work has been done (same as last night)

See those rough edges there? We need to get rid of them.


Sanding metal is cannot be compared to sanding wood.

Heavy modifications in progress. My brothers are working on the interior and exterior.

After today’s sanding, this is how it looks like now. Tomorrow will be yet another day of sanding, using finer grit sandpaper.

Another view.

It took me ages to sand the metal between the letters!

After another round of sanding, we’ll start buffing it. Long day tomorrow. Stay tuned! Continue reading