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Looks great but wont that raw part rust over time? Might need some kind of clear coat.
Aluminum doesn't rust. If steel then yes. Could def clear though for added protection.



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Do you have any tips on how to get those 4 volts for removal of the stock TIP? I can't even see them...
The tip to turbo bolt? I used a combination of different ratchet extensions and felt them out with my fingers then slipped the socket onto them. Was a pain but def possible. If you have a little mirror you could use that to see, I did not but would've been helpful. I put the extension and socket onto bolt/nut first then attached the ratchet while holding extension... If I recall correctly. Be careful not to drop the nuts/bolts especially when installing new tip.
 
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Do you have any tips on how to get those 4 volts for removal of the stock TIP? I can't even see them...
Also when installing new tip, the nut closet to radiator is a pain to get in, I ended up putting a piece of tape in socket to hold the nut while finding stud, otherwise it would fall out.
 

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The tip to turbo bolt? I used a combination of different ratchet extensions and felt them out with my fingers then slipped the socket onto them. Was a pain but def possible. If you have a little mirror you could use that to see, I did not but would've been helpful. I put the extension and socket onto bolt/nut first then attached the ratchet while holding extension... If I recall correctly. Be careful not to drop the nuts/bolts especially when installing new tip.
Yeah I've found 3 of 4. It feels like my 12 mil socket is too large to get between the BPV and the belt pulley for the last one though :( I'm so close!
 
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Yeah I've found 3 of 4. It feels like my 12 mil socket is too large to get between the BPV and the belt pulley for the last one though :( I'm so close!
Should be able to get in there, try putting the socket on first by itself then attaching extension maybe? I think I used a deep socket, can't remember exactly though. You'll get it just have to try a few different combinations of sockets and extension.
 

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Should be able to get in there, try putting the socket on first by itself then attaching extension maybe? I think I used a deep socket, can't remember exactly though. You'll get it just have to try a few different combinations of sockets and extension.
Hahaha I finally got it. Thanks for the encouragement. Let's see about getting the new one on now...
 

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So I don't have files on hand but I do have a dremel (I know lol...). Didn't turn out as clean as yours but I think it looks really good still. Great idea!!

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For a flat finish, sanding block is handy. And depending on how anal you are, mirror finish on lettering can be achieve by gradually using higher grade abrasive + micron compound polish. Then, clear coat mirror finish and freeze it in time.

I have done that on my Corvette's aluminum valve covers and coated with POR15, two part clear after mirror polish was achieved. Covers are still pristine and it is close to a decade.
 

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How's the install?
I'm done for today! Got everything off the car needed to do the TIP + FMIC + CAI. Additionally I decided to insulate and paint my heatshields and wrap my downpipe. Tomorrow everything goes back in. Starting with the turbo blanket.

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I'm done for today! Got everything off the car needed to do the TIP + FMIC + CAI. Additionally I decided to insulate and paint my heatshields and wrap my downpipe. Tomorrow everything goes back in. Starting with the turbo blanket.

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Nice. I have my fmic, and a few other parts to do Friday the 14th.
 

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I used 2 files, the first was more aggressive the second less aggressive for a smooth finish. Filing only works going in the forward direction so I held the file at about a 45 degree angle using 2 hands make smooth long strokes from front to back of logo, starting at the N and ending at the 2. Very light pressure you will see the powder coat start to come off, keep going until you see metal. You will have to go over it a bunch of time to remove the powder coat evenly and get the metal filed evenly. Keep the file flat and be patient. Really only took 10 mins. I attached pic of the angle I held file and the motion. I used single cut file not cross. Will have to move the point of contact up and down to remove even amount from the top of letter to the bottom. Hope this makes sense. Move the file slow use 2 hands and keep file flat. You should be fine.

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Nice. I have my fmic, and a few other parts to do Friday the 14th.
Hey, got it all installed today. Those TIP bolts were a mother lol. Also had a weird issue where my factory stud wasn't in the positions the instruction said so I had to double-nut the OE stud out. Took forever.... anyway, looks great and sounds even better so I'm happy!
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Hey, got it all installed today. Those TIP bolts were a mother lol. Also had a weird issue where my factory stud wasn't in the positions the instruction said so I had to double-nut the OE stud out. Took forever.... anyway, looks great and sounds even better so I'm happy!
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Good to hear man! Enjoy.
 

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