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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:41 pm    Post subject: Cooling fan refinish 3.2 Carrera Sport Reply with quote

I'm planning on improving the engine bay on my '86 3.2 carrera sport. I've seen another thread where the cooling fan was media blasted and then hand polished with steel wool then Mothers Mag polish.

Will this polished finish remain durable or will this require frequent hand polishing? I remember using Solvol Autosol but it needed additional polishing after a few weeks.

The car is Grand Prix white. I have considered red, black and silver finishes and would invite any views from anyone who has done this alteady.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keith, hi I'm sure this was covered in detail on impactbumpers.com when I used to have an air cooled 911. Your right having it polished is one way but high maintenance. I think the coating is like an anodised finish a lot of the guys had them painted up or just fitted new ones, but they are expensive if I recall
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Geoff, I'll check it out on IB.

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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks like a ceramic spray paint (cerakote) is the favoured option from threads posted on pelican.

My prference now is to go with the fan painted silver (charcoal) and the housing painted silver (platinum).

I'm now exploring who might do this locally.

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