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Old 06-26-2012, 09:05 AM   #166
Airhead Wrangler
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Location: Back in Seattle, FINALLY
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You have a pretty good pinstriper. NICE! Keep it up.

One pointer though. I noticed above that you had your valve covers bead blasted. You should never use glass bead media on any parts that see oil. Glass beads break down into microscopic shards of glass that can actually embed themselves in aluminum. Scrubbing with all the water in the world won't remove them. When the part gets installed in an engine and heated up when the engine runs, the aluminum expands and releases these shards into your oil where they can WRECK bearings. Anything that sees oil should only be blasted with soda or better yet, walnut shell media or corn cob. I'd rinse the hell out of those valve covers in the hottest water you can use and hopefully that'll be good enough.
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