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Here are some pics of my poedercoated UIM, TB, and Valve Covers. I wasn't completely happy with them But I got them on Saturday before Fest So I just put them on. What do you think?






 

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Yeah, Mav, that's why I didn't choose the color of my car for the valve covers. I went with an offset color. From the pictures though, the UIM looks awesome!
 

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Originally posted by: sidkid
thats an svt uim or normal? it looks really good
It's an Max Extrude Honed UIM. I spent hours grinding and sanding to get rid of all the cast lines and to make it smooth. The valve covers are actually Translucent red although you can't really tell by the picture. I wasn't happy with the quality of the valve covers and the UIM turned out more silver than chrome.
 

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Originally posted by: MaverickFlyer
Originally posted by: sidkid
thats an svt uim or normal? it looks really good
It's an Max Extrude Honed UIM. I spent hours grinding and sanding to get rid of all the cast lines and to make it smooth. The valve covers are actually Translucent red although you can't really tell by the picture. I wasn't happy with the quality of the valve covers and the UIM turned out more silver than chrome.
Did you DIY or have someone do it for you? If so, who? And dammit, stop making me want to spend money on cosmetics! My cosmetics budget is about to exceed my performance budget for the winter, and thats with adding nitrous, Baer brakes and converting to GC/Koni and getting 18" wheels.
 

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Mav, I'm totally with you on the quality of the Powdercoat and I know we didn't use the same person. -shrug- Who knows? The only other thing that I have that is powdercoated came to me that way and I can tell you that was a VERY shoddy job. I'm sorry that yours didn't turn out as you had hoped, but I definitely think it looks good!
 

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Definetely looks better than the stock dirty aluminum...I like the way the UIM looks like that. Very, very clean. It looks like you spent a lot of time making that thing smooth!!

I had mine done an accent color as well...the main reason being that I figured white would just get waaay too dirty...lol. A local guy that is a friend of mine did my stuff for me...and I thought they looked great.

He still has my battery hold down bracket though :banghead: :rofl:
 

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I bought the UIM already Extrude Honed off Jorgen. Then I did all the grinding and sanding myself, probably about 30 hours in total. I had it powdercoated the first time free buy a friend of mine but he didn't bake it long enough so the finish cracked and looked like $hit. So I had to sandblast it and resand it smooth again. I was pissed. I payed a guy to re-Powdercoat it again but it turned out more Silver than I wanted. The quality was good, just not the colour I was expecting. As for the Valve covers, I bought those of HouseCat and sandblasted them. The same guy Powdercoated them. I liked the colour But the Quality was not as good. So its either Good quality poor colour, or Good colour, poor quality. I can't win!:(

Oh and the SVT TB was from "YOSLVR442"
 

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Hey Mav, I've got a guy local to me that does top-notch powder work, if ya need something done. Good prices, and always 100% perfect.

E1
 

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dude that looks fantastic. I love the color scheme. it makes an otherwise bland engine looks awesome
 

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Mine's shortly behind. Once I finish unpacking my new house I'll finish mine. I've got about 50 hours into mine so far just sanding and polishing by hand.

http://excelcier.com/polish

I am actually not going to powdercoat mine ( opposed to everyone else's opinions, when it's well polished, it'll hold it's lustre with just an occasional wipedown ).

Either way Mav, I saw yours in person at CanAm when it was cracked and looked like a$$ and I saw it again at CF and what a difference! I definietly love how it came out! BTW, I see my car parked next to you at the top!

E1, just out of pure curiosity, how much roughly would your guy charge for a UIM?
 

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Originally posted by: EternalOne
Hey Mav, I've got a guy local to me that does top-notch powder work, if ya need something done. Good prices, and always 100% perfect.

E1
Hey, I'm gonna need a bunch of powdercoating done in the near future, UIM, Cam Covers, Front spindles, I would like them all to be done Anodized Blue. Can you check into that for me? Or just Pm me the contact info and I can do it my self.
 

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Looks nice. Personally I'm not into yellow but it's still well done. So what's the deal with the different intake routing. That's a little different.
Intake routing was with the old SCA intake people used to have. You'd have to have been around a while to remember it. It has since been switched to a GMK. As far as the yellow it is just an accent color like everyone elses on the board. There is actually barely any yellow in there anyway.

As far as taking care of the polished UIM you will need to use a small amount of polish on it every time you want to show it. Water spots don't usually come off with a quick wipe.
 

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As far as taking care of the polished UIM you will need to use a small amount of polish on it every time you want to show it. Water spots don't usually come off with a quick wipe.
Noted.. I already polished my valve covers, EGR and MAF adapter a year and a half ago and that's what I do. Very minor maintainance for a beautiful output. It's just alot cheaper that powdercoating it.
 
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