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Old 02-17-2015, 08:00 PM
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Mag Wheels, nasty to decent!

Tons of road grime and I've never touched them... Spent half an hour today on this one, fine sand flapper wheel then some turtle wax chrome polish (equivalent to 8000 grit slime), turned out decent, doesn't look like chrome but pretty nice and big improvement!


after powerwashing:


Finished for now...
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Old 02-17-2015, 10:02 PM
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now hit it with some of this.

http://www.zoro.com/i/G0778653/?utm_...gxa Qode3oA5A

easily the best polish available.
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Old 02-18-2015, 08:44 AM
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Matt, have you tried those powerball things? Harbor Freight has a knockoff powerball to go on the end of your drill. The real powerballs are expensive, but those work ok.
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Old 02-18-2015, 09:07 AM
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Ya I used the powerball thingy along with a cotton polishing wheel. I thought the cotton wheel along with some rubbing compound would work well but it did nothing! At least not very fast!
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Old 02-18-2015, 05:30 PM
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Try cleaning it with some zep 505 cleaner first. It is shocking how well it works. I get it at the Home Depot.
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Old 02-20-2015, 03:48 PM
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Flap wheels are pretty aggressive, and it looks like it did a lot of damage to the surface. If you want to go back and clean it up you'll be in for some hard time with progressively finer paper before you go after it with any compound.
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Old 02-20-2015, 04:16 PM
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Flap wheels are pretty aggressive, and it looks like it did a lot of damage to the surface. If you want to go back and clean it up you'll be in for some hard time with progressively finer paper before you go after it with any compound.

Pic makes it look worse than it is actually, they are not damaged, I used a very very fine flap with no force and slow speed.... Took this pic before I finished up too...
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From a man who swears he is not "Prissy", this information seems to be very Prissy!
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Powder coat!
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Old 02-21-2015, 02:02 AM
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I have the same wheels and used the Mother's powerballs & their metal polish.

Mine looked as bad as yours and after several hours with the cordless drill and a pile of towels for removing the polish, they absolutely shine like a mirror.

IMHO, it was well worth the time and $$ to get that result.
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Powder coat!

Ceramic coat. They have a shiny silver one available that looks almost like polished aluminum.
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Ceramic coat. They have a shiny silver one available that looks almost like polished aluminum.
Yes you are correct.
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Yes you are correct.

link please!!!!
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link please!!!!
Here's one......
http://www.calchrome.com/service_fusioncoat.php


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post resurrection! I finally polished them again and duracoated them, turned out good!







the wife did the first one!
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looks good. i should do that to the rears on my cabover. they're the now 15 years old alcoa bright coated wheels and the coating is now shot. kinda like the bumpers on the GW's,can't really do much with them.
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great job.
and cool wife to get into that !
cudos !

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