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Old 02-03-2018, 02:51 PM
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Default Polishing aluminum wheels- tips/tricks needed

So Iíve let my wheels go a little long and they look like chit.

Started polishing today. About an hr with a motherís cone and polish I got the one I did today looking a lot better. But still isnít perfect.

What tips/tricks yíall got? I feel like thereís gotta be an easier way.

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They look good. I use the power cone as well. I sometimes use some 1500-2000 wet paper to smooth the surface to allow quicker cleaning. I do my 8 spoke 20s twice a year and it takes about 30-40 mins per wheel.
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Would like 0000 steel wool with soapy water be good to get the top rough layer off?


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I did the power ball with the mothers billet polish. It took about an hour per wheel. I cleaned them good first, then did about a third of the wheel at a time. I was really happy with the results.

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I use a product called white diamond and the power cone. Seems to work better than mothers w less work.
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Would like 0000 steel wool with soapy water be good to get the top rough layer off?
. The wool doesn't concentrate enough on corrosion and the shallower scratches from the paper are much easier to polish out. I'll just tear a small piece to work the area. My 20s were stripped/raw as well.
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Good cleaning, 2k grit wet paper, a power cone with White Diamond. So far so good just a little time...

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I wet sand mine.. Then get a grinder with a 8 inch polishing wheel and brown bar compound.. MIRROR FINISH. Might be a little over board.. But it works.
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What are you guys using to strip the clear coat off of your wheels? I have a set of 5 spoke 20Ēs that Iím wanting to do this to. And has anybody put clear coat on the wheels after being polished?


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Lots of Kleen Strip jelly, then sanding and polish. Thatís a job I wonít be doing again haha. They turned out good but takes maintenance.
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