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red04svtcobra
08-02-2008, 09:51 PM
I finally decided to polish the exhaust on the cobra today. I only got to work on it for about 2hrs today because I ended up going to the drag strip. These are not done yet, I still have to do the 1000 and 1500 grit sand paper and the metal polish. :D The stuff I bought was 400, 800, 1000, and 1500 wet/dry sand paper. Mothers polishing wheel with some blue max aluminum polish. When I get done it will be like a mirror finish. :thumbsup: :cool: Also, the underside of my hood should be getting painted hopefully next weekend after I remove the hood mat.
Edit: added new pics and installed exhaust. :cool:
I know the exhaust is not staright on the car but I will fix that tomorrow.

BEFORE:
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l65/lightning_015/DSC_1603.jpg
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l65/lightning_015/DSC_1605.jpg
AFTER:
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l65/lightning_015/DSC_1717.jpg
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l65/lightning_015/DSC_1720.jpg
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l65/lightning_015/DSC_1719.jpg
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l65/lightning_015/DSC_1722.jpg

cfradam
08-03-2008, 12:42 AM
that looks great so far.mine is in need of some attention also.I was behind another 03 today with a new exhaust, and a clean cat back makes a huge differance.

red04svtcobra
08-03-2008, 06:36 PM
Thanks, I will start back on it Fri. morning and should be done by afternoon. Will post up finished product when done.:thumbsup:

tazzracing1
08-04-2008, 05:13 PM
Looks great I never thought of polishing my exhaust.

red04svtcobra
08-04-2008, 06:15 PM
Not hard at all. If you have a cobra with an IRS then it would be worth it since the exhaust hangs down from behind. Adds a nice little pop while driving down the road or at shows!!:D :thumbsup: Did the 1000 grit step this morning and man does it look good. 2 more steps to go.

SuperG
08-04-2008, 06:46 PM
Awesome!!

1-QIK-SNK
08-04-2008, 07:42 PM
Before you take the system back off to finish goto walmart and get a bottle of liquid metal polish. it is about 6' tall and is white with a blue lable. Use that for a final polish and you will be surprised. I use it all the time for my stainless.

Kerry

Not hard at all. If you have a cobra with an IRS then it would be worth it since the exhaust hangs down from behind. Adds a nice little pop while driving down the road or at shows!!:D :thumbsup: Did the 1000 grit step this morning and man does it look good. 2 more steps to go.

red04svtcobra
08-05-2008, 05:42 AM
Before you take the system back off to finish goto walmart and get a bottle of liquid metal polish. it is about 6' tall and is white with a blue lable. Use that for a final polish and you will be surprised. I use it all the time for my stainless.

KerryI bought some stuff called blue magic.:thumbsup:

1-QIK-SNK
08-05-2008, 10:51 AM
Probable the same stuff. Is the polish blue? If it is then its the same stuff. I have had mine for about 4 yrs now. It dont take very much, but it dose wonders. :D

I bought some stuff called blue magic.:thumbsup:

red04svtcobra
08-05-2008, 06:50 PM
Thats exactely what it is, Kerry. :thumbsup:

1-QIK-SNK
08-05-2008, 08:53 PM
I use it in a wool pad on my buffer at high speed and once im done it looks like chrome. :D

red04svtcobra
08-06-2008, 06:27 AM
Yeah I bought one of those Mothers mini balls as this is what everyone was using so I decided to try it out. Will see what it does in a couple days. :thumbsup:

1-QIK-SNK
08-06-2008, 09:48 AM
good luck post some pics when done. :thumbsup:

nckissfan
08-06-2008, 10:18 AM
looking good, Chris. I need to do some more on my pipes. I didn't have any of the lower grit sandpaper, used some 1000, then steel wool, then Mother's Mag/Aluminum polish on the Mothers Powerball. The powerball is awesome, simple to use.

XyX
08-07-2008, 02:16 AM
did mine a while back and it makes a HUGE difference:cool:

Cobra4me
08-07-2008, 08:57 PM
Hey Chris when you gonna get that exhaust finished are you slacking??:)

red04svtcobra
08-08-2008, 06:22 AM
Hey Chris when you gonna get that exhaust finished are you slacking??:)http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l65/lightning_015/smilies%20and%20funny%20pics/270917403_1ae736f6c5.jpg
naw man you know me. LOL. Actually I have been doing 1 exhaust 1 step each morning since Sat. so that today I didn't have alot to do. I will have it done today for sure. Will post pics when done. BTW when ya coming over to help me!!:D

red04svtcobra
08-08-2008, 06:18 PM
Added finished exhaust pics. Might need some shades!!:cool: :D

cfradam
08-08-2008, 08:24 PM
WOW!! that project turned out awsome. that is one great job and makes a huge differance

Adam

FST ORNG
08-08-2008, 10:08 PM
Looks good now get back under there and level those things up. :thumbsup:

cobrabitn
08-08-2008, 10:22 PM
That looks sweet Chris!! :thumbsup:

XyX
08-09-2008, 03:55 AM
gonna adjust them more to even it out?

nckissfan
08-09-2008, 06:28 AM
damn that looks sweet!!

red04svtcobra
08-09-2008, 10:35 AM
I have them level now. I took the pics before I leveled them out, didn't realize it until I had everything setup. Its all good now.:thumbsup: Thanks for all the compliments guys, it was well worth it and pics don't do it justice.

RF Cobra
08-09-2008, 10:55 AM
Great job Chris. You are going to have the shiniest car at Parkway this year.

red04svtcobra
08-09-2008, 11:34 AM
Great job Chris. You are going to have the shiniest car at Parkway this year.I don't know Allan, there were some nice ones last year, so this year I decided to step up my game!! I appreciate the compliment though. :D

1-QIK-SNK
08-11-2008, 08:26 AM
NICE !! :bugeyes:

tazzracing1
09-09-2008, 07:46 PM
Looks awesome:cool:

cbrown9064
09-20-2008, 05:15 PM
Hey there!

You inspired me to start on my newly installed Mangnaflow system. Did you sand by hand or with a power tool? Also using the Powerball, but in a screw-drill. Think it is going to slow. What did you use for a drill?

Thanks!
Chris

red04svtcobra
09-20-2008, 07:52 PM
Hey there!

You inspired me to start on my newly installed Mangnaflow system. Did you sand by hand or with a power tool? Also using the Powerball, but in a screw-drill. Think it is going to slow. What did you use for a drill?

Thanks!
ChrisI sanded it by hand, and polished with a drill. You will need a regular drill as I think a screw drill may be to slow. Good luch and post up some pics when done.:thumbsup:

apicia
10-14-2008, 12:59 AM
What were the steps? Which product did you start with and so on...

LiveCobra
10-21-2008, 10:02 PM
sweeet! i know what my next do it yourself project is.

beto

SvilleCobra
11-30-2008, 09:39 PM
That looks awesome! You inspired me...however I did not want to create the maintenance that the polished look would call for. Thus, I simply took mine off, used rough Scotch Brite pads followed by fine Scotch Brite pads and it looks great. Again, not a polished look but good enough for me. It looks like a stainless steel grille and pretty nice under the car.

I salute you on the beautiful look. I just chose a simpler and easier version of doing this.

I too had to even out the exhaust ... used a small piece of stainless and spot welded it btwn the pipes to keep them in place. It is virtually invisible.