Damaged Billet Technologies Catch Can Bracket

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  1. Robo21

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    I received my Billet Technologies Catch Can today. It is extremely well made but unfortunately I had an accident while installing the can.

    I had the two hoses ready to go with fittings attached, catch can in the shipping carton, wrench and fender skirt in hand and while I went to open the hood and set up the skirt a strong gust of wind blew the box off the table where it was sitting. The can landed on concrete deeply scratching the bracket. It appears to be chrome plated so no amount of buffing with a Dremel will help.

    I didn't spend the extra dough on a BT Catch Can to mount it on a damaged bracket. I guess if there is no way to buff it out I will have to get a new bracket.

    Any ideas would be greatly appreciated?
     

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    Can't see the pic. If it's a deep scratch, you already know. Not like the brackets are too expensive anyway.
     
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    Yep, and the photobucket uploads aren't even working. Not my day.
     
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    okay, uploaded the photo finally
     
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    You might be able to polish the dirtiness out, in which case, it really wouldn't be that terrible... guess it depends what $30 or so is worth to you LOL. I'd say it will always be deformed like that though.
     
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    It's not about the money, I just feel like a bozo for not being more careful. In all fairness though it took a huge gust of wind to topple the box. Frustrating as hell.
     
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    I jacked up one of my braided hoses and they sent me a new one for the cost of shipping but a new bracket may be a different story.
     
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    If it was a black one I might have a spare one, but I don't have any chrome Sorry about the bad luck
     
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    I would put a radius across the top edge starting from the damaged area.I would start with a good file. Then a scotchbrite fiber wheel will shape it followed by a polishing and buffing wheel. You will end up with a blended large radius across the whole top edge. It can be fixed but it will look different.
     
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    Probably lost 5 HP with that damage
     
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    LOL Toolman, too funny. What I want to know is how Nitemare was able to hit the replacement cost right on the head! They advised me that the cost for the "kit" is normally $60 but in this case, just for the bracket, they would charge me $30 "meeting me half way." Have you purchased a bracket from them Nitemare or just really good at making estimates? $30 shipped seems like a great deal, better than I would have hoped.

    Thanks for the suggestions Longun, if I had a bigger buffing wheel and the necessary tools to follow this procedure I would give it a try. I would certainly end up burning up more than $30 in time but it would be a fun project anyway. I will try the Dremel while I am waiting for the new bracket.
     
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    Something else came out of this experience, I have learned that the dual can set up is only necessary if you are really planning on running the car hard according to BT. They call the second can an "overflow can."
     

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