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I have an Edelbrock Torker Manifold for the 460 in my boat. It was on the boat when I bought it 5 years ago, so I dont know exactly how old it is. Im doing a freshen up on the motor and want to clean everything up. I wire wheeled the entire engine and re-painted, polished the aluminum exhaust manifolds, baffles, etc. I have new Ford Motorsports aluminum vavle covers, new wires, distributor, and all the goodies. The intake manifold looks like shit!

Last night I sand blasted it and all the stains have been removed, but the aluminum still looks old and tarnished...

Any ideas on how to get it looking new? Hot tank? Acid bath???? bead blasting? please help...
 

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Wish I could chime in, but I know nothing about this! Is there some kind of aluminum cleaner to use?
 

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I would say bead blasting - but if you sand blasted it I don't know how much it'l help.
 

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Wish I could chime in, but I know nothing about this! Is there some kind of aluminum cleaner to use?
The thing is all clean from the sand blasting, it just looks like its 20 years old still...
I tried a quick spot with the wire wheel and it looks good, but I dont really want to wheel the entire airgap manifold with a damned dremel to make it clean and look new. I want quick results. I think im going to hot tank it today and then go from there...

UNLESS ANYONE CAN HELP!!!
 

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It'll make that son of a bitch look new??? The oven cleaner that is...
Do a small area at a time as a test. We used to use it years ago on swap meet intakes and it makes them look great. If you have already had it sand blasted then the Brake Clean will probably do just as good and not be as corrosive.

Do not leave the oven cleaner on too long, it will eat the aluminum!!!!!!
 

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The Eagle One works great on polished aluminum but would not work on it once it is sand blasted.

Just try the oven clean and a small tooth brush on a little area at a time with hot water to rinse it off.
 

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What about the Eagle One Etching Mag Cleaner. Did wonders for my aluminum jackplate. was stained from 5 years of swamp water and it looked new after I sprayed it once.
 

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I tried the oven cleaner last night, no buenos!!! It didnt do shit!

Im just going to hydrochloric acid bath it and then hot tank it...fuck it!!!
 
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