I'm going to be starting a project that's very small in comparison to the other ones in this area but thought I might as well document it and contribute to the forum. I want to clean up, detail and polish the engine bay of my new to me Miata. I would love to have the end result look like some of the engines in this post here. http://www.forevermx5.com/site/2009/08/detailing-and-dressing-up-your-miatas-engine-bay/
I'll do some the initial cleaning this week before I need to move to my new apartment. I was wondering if anyone had ideas on how to get the valve cover, manifold and heat shield polished like in the pictures in the post. Does anyone have equipment to accomplish such a job? I'd be willing to pay if you could help me take off the part, polish then get it back in. Was thinking I would do this in April.
I'm also thinking I'll install a polished air intake in the near future to add to the look (and some performance) and may do some color accenting like these guys did.
I've got the "before" pictures already taken and will post soon - hopefully I'll have some satisfactory "after cleaning" shots within a week since right now it's pretty grimy. This process should also familiarize me with most of the engine parts as I'm relatively new to getting under the hood.