As I promised, here is second part of polished Honda CBX550 brake shields and cover photos. Oksana after seeing these photos told me: “It’s not obvious why polishing of all those air intakes was so cunning work. Put something to show the scale”. So here are a couple of photos with matchbox to compare:
These aluminium parts were designed to be lightweight, so they are quite thin, thus I didn’t dare to grind a lot of aluminium off them and in result surface is not flawless. Another funny thing : after polishing it is became apparent that, alloy they cast of was not quite homogeneous. After being polished to mirror it looks like some kind of Damascus steel pattern.