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Old 07-30-2019, 09:03 AM
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Wheel polish

Trying to polish my wheels!









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Old 07-30-2019, 09:16 AM
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I doubt I can achieve this level of glistening shine. But its inspirational.

1979 Jeep Cherokee Wheels Get Polished Ep. 3

Thanks to BrownSugarProject 777 over at YouTube.
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Old 07-30-2019, 10:33 AM
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the wheel looks good driftwood.
100% improvement
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Old 07-31-2019, 07:34 PM
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Looking good! What polish are you using? Bringing wheels back can be a ton of work.
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Old 08-01-2019, 07:22 AM
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Wow!
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Old 08-01-2019, 01:00 PM
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Looks awesome! Love them!
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Old 08-02-2019, 02:26 AM
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The trick is getting the original clear coat off without altering the finish of the aluminum underneath like polishing would.
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Old 08-02-2019, 05:27 PM
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The factory 5 slot wheels from the 70's did not come with clear coat when new.
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Old 08-03-2019, 07:46 AM
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If you want to take them further, we used to use some polish that was a miracle for the fire truck rims(they always had to shine), made by a chemist here in Phoenix in his garage, I think it was called Starbright? but don't quote me on it. I have used it and wow it works with a little elbow grease.
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Old 08-03-2019, 02:14 PM
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http://simichrome-polish.com/
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Old 08-06-2019, 07:46 PM
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If you want to take them further, we used to use some polish that was a miracle for the fire truck rims(they always had to shine), made by a chemist here in Phoenix in his garage, I think it was called Starbright? but don't quote me on it. I have used it and wow it works with a little elbow grease.

We had a operator who made his own. Some jeweler’s rouge, carnival wax, and some mystic ingredients. Throw it in a blender and wham-o, we had wheel polish.

I have always had good luck with Wenol. It can be hard to find but it does wonders on wheels and tread plate
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Old 08-07-2019, 08:16 AM
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I put some more amateur polishing effort into the one wheel. I think it looks great for a 40 year old factory 5 slot. 1 down, 3 more to go.

Here are the tools and products I used. Its what I had and I don't want to end up in a money vacuum buying other materials and what not.



Untouched back side.



Front side





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Old 08-07-2019, 10:29 AM
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looks great
even better than last time !

looks like the old starsky and hutch wheels
on the red tomato Torino !

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Old 08-07-2019, 02:09 PM
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You polished the lug nuts right off!!!
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Old 08-17-2019, 09:40 AM
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Just wanted to share pics of items i've been needing for my 79. I found all of these in the local pick and pull .

Tailgate panel. not perfect. But I didn't have one.



The carpet trim that is installed just in front of the rear bench seat.



A column shift indicator. I found this one in a 79 AMC Eagle 2-door sedan. Can anyone reproduce these? They are difficult to source.



A complete ceiling wire harness with front and rear light assemblies, passenger visor vanity light plug, and a rear cargo light switch. I guess I'll be removing my refurbished ceiling panels to get this installed.



Rear passenger door hinge springs. How do I compress these to install them?



A PERFECT fan shroud!



I spare tire rack. My 79 didn't have one. Now I can carry a spare tire!



And a pic of my road trip from a week ago.


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