Is there any way to remove the oxidation that accumulates on the aluminum heads of the motor? I'd like to get them back to their factory shine.
YesYou mean the valve train covers?
As much as possible.If so, how much detailing do you want to do?
It's a daily driver with 87K miles on it so there is a fair amount of oxidation.How much discoloration or tarnish do you have?
I like the powdercoating idea, but since the truck is my DD I can't really afford the down time to wait several days for the PC to get done. I suppose I could buy two new valve covers and get them PC'd then swap them out but that means more money. :td:Some ideas for you.
Leave them on and try some 0000 steel wool for clean and polish?
Leave them on, clean, and then paint (mask all other areas from overspray) in high heat silver? Replace bolts or clean/polish/paint to complete look.
Take them off, and your option how much to do. I am pulling mine for powdercoat in RED and will see how it comes together with the other detail I am doing. Hope to share results when I get home soon.
Thanks. Actually, I was hoping there might be something I could spray on them - something like a mild acid solution - that would dissolve the oxidation then be easily hosed off.For the actual block or key show points, going to be tedious, but can get to most areas, if you pull some things off first.
Not sure if this helps, but, a start.
Have not tried anything like that. Need to be careful though even with a mildThanks. Actually, I was hoping there might be something I could spray on them - something like a mild acid solution - that would dissolve the oxidation then be easily hosed off.