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Snowmobile Tunnels

Post in 'DIY and General non-hearth advice' started by thewoodlands, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    Took some super fine steel wool to the tunnel on the left side, the first two pics are before & after. I did it with super fine steel wool dry then with the super fine steel wool with a spray bottle, like wet sanding.

    The last two pics are the left side (done with super fine steel wool) the right side is cleaned up with SLEDBRITE tunnel cleaner.

    Once I polish it up then put a sealant on it they should look great. I still have another hour or two on the side I worked on tonight, then I'll polish them after we have the engines checked out.

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  2. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    I've never been that motivated to polish the tunnels . . . but I can appreciate a job well done.
  3. ironpony

    ironpony Minister of Fire

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    looks good but a word of caution, when rubbing steel wool on a softer surface it is common to have steel fiber stick into the softer material, hence they will rust down the road, might want to switch to a nylon abrasive such as a Scotchbrite pad.
  4. lukem

    lukem Minister of Fire

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    Shows how much I know about sleds. I was expecting to see something you drive thru...not something you put your feet on.
  5. ScotO

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    I polished my Chaparral SSX340 once......yes, once. It was a PITA, so I know what you went through doing that job Woody. Looks great, I'll give you that. I agree on the steel wool causing rust. I'd be going to scotch brite on the next polish job...
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  6. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    Will do on the Scotch-Brite pad.
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  7. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    Which type of Scotch-Brite?
  8. NortheastAl

    NortheastAl Minister of Fire

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    So did I.
  9. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    I'll drive through something this winter, it won't be a tunnel! :oops:
  10. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Sometime I'll have to ride out and post a pic of the culvert on a neighboring ATV Club trail . . . you actually ride the quads through the tunnel under the busy road to get to the other side.
  11. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    It sounds like what they put in for the cows to cross under the road many years ago.

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