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What's that swirly finish on alum dashes called?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by LKJR, Jan 2, 2007.

  1. LKJR

    LKJR 1/2 ton status

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    we've all seen it, I just can't recall the name of the finish. good ones are done on a mill if I remember right. overlapping swirl pattern in concecutive rows. :confused:
     
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    dhcomp 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    Jeweled?

    edit: nah, thats not it. but i know what oyu mean!
     
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    Non-directional brushed!


    Oh yeah, wtf tech in the lounge? tsk,tsk,tsk...
     
  4. LKJR

    LKJR 1/2 ton status

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    well it's questionalbe on if it is tech or not

    if it was on a fridge it's not tech related right?
     
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    The phrase is question is engine turned. Don't ask how it got that moniker, cause I don't know.:confused:
     
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    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    Engine turned. Pontiac used it on the dash plate of Trans Ams in the 70's.
     
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    Is it called fridge turned if it was on a fridge? Just asking.
     
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    no, because its engine turned when used on the dash. if it were as you are asking, then it would be called dash turned.
     
  9. LKJR

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    :haha: :haha:
     
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    nah, a fridge is too big to turn around a brush repeatedly, gets heavy...
     
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    i wish i could help,but. i do love the description.:haha: :haha: :haha: swirley:haha:
     
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    its engine turned, we already determined that doofus. :screwy:
     
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    really Jeremy???like i did not see that!!!:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: OH and FU:D
     
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    Little tidbit : 1980's Silverados with the aluminum looking dash bezels , can be turned white by cleaning with formula 409 . I learned this the hard way .
     
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    Engine turning is not hard to do.. real craftsmanship comes from doing perfect circles on compund curves and angles and having them all match and line up

    you can do it at home on your drill press.. or even with a hand powered if your ck5 thrifty....

    some steel wool or 3m pad, a small backup pad.. like 1-2 inches.. 3 m norton.. they all make them.. afix the steel wool to the pad using a rubber band... position piece to receieve finish so that it wont move.. begin making overlapping swrils.. use low speeds... under 250rpm.. its hard to make mistakes when the circles overlap.. just try to keep your lines, generally straight,,,

    cam
     
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    So is the jeweling I linked to any different than engine turned?

    I'd seen it called jeweling long before I got into automotive stuff, but it does look like the same idea, just on a smaller scale. Curious if there is a different process or something I'm missing.
     
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    I think angle grinder with varying random patterns might look better.
     
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    :haha: Got pics?
     

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