polishing exhaust ports

What should the finish be on the inside of an exhaust port?

I know that polishing the port reduces carbon buildup because it can't stick to a smooth surface, but does it hurt preformance?

Airplane wings actually have a rough surface to increase the flow of air over the wings.

I believe that polishing ports makes air stick to the port by increasing friction. Just think of trying to drag one piece of sheet glass over another.

Discuss...

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Well, polishing reduces the small bumps in the aluminum port, which should reduce friction.

i think 2 pieces of glass sticking together has more to do with the molecular properties of glass and the structure of the molecules.

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dittp what jon-o said about the glass....really no discussion needed about the exhaust port either, read any literature on two strokes or on gas flow and it will say the smooth is better

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all the planes i have worked on are usually polished aluminum?

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mirror finish. that's what i shoot for

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Haha. This is te most discussed subject in Holland.

It seems very logic that a polish't surface is the best.

Butt probably it isn't.

Take the plane thing. Throu that it's as smooth as possible to reduce friction.

But with a moped engine there is more than just air!

There is also gas and oil. When you sand (not polishing) the transfer-ports. The oil that is in the mixture wil stick to the transfer-ports wall. This tiny oil surface is much smoother than that you can ever polish it. So? probably sanding the transfers is better than polishing.

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yeh, transfers=smooth but not polished because its not a gas flow, its actually a suspension of liquid droplets....exhaust=polished because it is now a gas (hopefully, depending on how good the combustion is)

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#CrazyWayne™ rocks. #CrazyWayne /

Like this pic polishing helps reduces carbon build up to.

Fast bat out

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