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Aluminum wheel polishing ideas?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by scoutillac, Apr 1, 2004.

  1. scoutillac

    scoutillac 1/2 ton status

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    Hey I know there are some pretty trucks out there. I now have a set of extremely wintered Boyd aluminum wheels that need attention. Do you have any ideas for a drill powered polisher? Something that will get into all the hole and stuff. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    You might want to try a product called Semi Chrome polish or if you can't find that get on the net and look for a polish called Wenol and get a tube of the red and a tube of the blue. I used both of these products on my 589's and people ask me if they are chromed. I think that you should be very happy with either of these products. /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    Go to a truck stop and look for polish there. They always have the best stuff. I would suggest "Wicked" metal polish if they have it. It is by far the best polish out there and you hardly have to use any elbow grease with it.
     
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    Eastwood and a couple other restoration places sell buffing suplies you can chuck up in a drill.When your done buffing,or if you want to try this before hand.Go to eny shop that does custom harleys,get Ouator pronounced water metal polish.this stuff looks like cotton candy.works Awesome.Jon
     
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    A big fawkin' buffer does it for me. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    Don't bother with SimiChrome, Mothers, or anything you can usually buy at your local shop. Go with a kit that has some buffing compounds like the Eastwood kit, or this one:

    Caswell

    I had some Alcoa's that were dulled out big time. I went through just about everything until I figured out the age old adage that you get what you pay for. Either in money and/or effort. I finally went to a shop that specialized in polishing metals. The guy was really friendly and kicked me down some compounds for free. He said that I could get them online too. It was a messy sweaty job, but when I got done, they looked brand new. Just a couple of rouge compounds, some buffing wheels on a drill, and they will look spiffy. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     

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