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Polish Devil Horns

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ecrepeau, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. Jul 25, 2010 at 4:09 AM
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    ecrepeau

    ecrepeau [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Can anyone break down the process for me on how to get the natural raw aluminum horns to have the chrome like finish. I know it needs to be polished, but what steps are involved to accomplish this?
     
  2. Jul 25, 2010 at 4:24 AM
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    Brunes

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    Errrmmm...You need a polishing wheel and the right compounds and then it just takes time.

    Unless you plan on learning to polish to go into business or whatever...I would take it some where to get it done or get some paint to do it.
     
  3. Jul 25, 2010 at 5:02 AM
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    Primersinmyshoe

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    I finished my yesterday. I put the emblem in the bench vise, held by the bolt heads on the back. That was key in keeping the thing steady while I did the rest. I bought some sandpaper at the local auto supply store. Not just regular sandpaper. I bought sandpaper that is meant to be used wet. It took 4 grades of paper to get the emblem really smooth. I bought 600 grit, 1000g, 1500g and 2000g, the price for all was $7. The hardest part was the initial 600g sanding to get out the machine marks. The follow up grit papers got out the marks from the preceding paper. It took a couple hours. After the final 2000g paper I used my dremel tool with a felt polishing wheel and some polishing compound. Finally I used a couple coats of paste wax to help protect it. To keep the emblem in place I used a drop of blue locktite on the threads. Hope that helps.
     
  4. Jul 25, 2010 at 8:52 PM
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    NelsonTacoma

    NelsonTacoma This is my derpawayinator!!!!!

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    I was disappointed when I opened this thread. I though it was gonna be a polock joke. Like, did you hear about the polish guy who swam halfway across a lake got tired and swam back?
     
  5. Jul 25, 2010 at 10:59 PM
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    pinktaco808

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    nope what the joke
     
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