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Breathed new life into 20 yr rims.PICS*

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by stallion85, Apr 19, 2004.

  1. stallion85

    stallion85 1/2 ton status

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    I used Mothers mag and aluminun polish, I have only done 2 wheels due to how time consuming it is. I figure They will look good as new and for only $5!!! I got them with the axle swap I recently did. What do you guys think, any noticeable difference /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif

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    Hey Marcus just thought you might aprreciate this. I know you had these wheels for a while, but they never looked this good /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    Re: Breathed new life into 20 yr old stock rallies-Pic\'s

    Wow, that came out real nice! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: Breathed new life into 20 yr old stock rallies-Pic\'s

    Looks great, especially with the black FF hub visible. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    Re: Breathed new life into 20 yr old stock rallies-Pic\'s

    looks AWSOME

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    Re: Breathed new life into 20 yr old stock rallies-Pic\'s

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    looks AWSOME

    Nick

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    Thanks guys, i guess all the elbow grease was worth it /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
     
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    Re: Breathed new life into 20 yr old stock rallies-Pic\'s

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    Can you give me the exact process of what you did? (spray with water?, cloth rag?, etc). I've got a set that I should probably polish up before I sell them. Also, did you put anything on afterwards...like a clearcoat or wheel wax...to protect them?

    Thanks.
     
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    Re: Breathed new life into 20 yr old stock rallies-Pic\'s

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    /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif

    Can you give me the exact process of what you did? (spray with water?, cloth rag?, etc). I've got a set that I should probably polish up before I sell them. Also, did you put anything on afterwards...like a clearcoat or wheel wax...to protect them?

    Thanks.

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    I had a bucket of soapy water and a brush, I would spray degreaser then scrub w/ the soapy water. After it dried i applied the polish according to the instructions. I found going over a second time really makes the differnce, also it will help you not having the rims on a vehicle /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: Breathed new life into 20 yr old stock rallies-Pic\'s

    Any particular degreaser?

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    I found going over a second time really makes the differnce, also it will help you not having the rims on a vehicle

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    Nope..they aren't on a vehicle...they're sitting in my shed waiting to be sold. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    Re: Breathed new life into 20 yr old stock rallies-Pic\'s

    Greased lightning!
     
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    Re: Breathed new life into 20 yr old stock rallies-Pic\'s

    Lookin' good Jeff!! /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif

    Now, when are you going to give us some pics with the new tires? /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    Re: Breathed new life into 20 yr old stock rallies-Pic\'s

    Since where are American Racing Outlaw II's a "Stock Rallies"? /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif

    Look good. Little elbow grease goes a long way. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: Breathed new life into 20 yr old stock rallies-Pic\'s

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    Since where are American Racing Outlaw II's a "Stock Rallies"?

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    I was thinking the same thing! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif I thought I was going to see some stock wheels spruced up...oh well... /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif
     
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    Re: Breathed new life into 20 yr old stock rallies-Pic\'s

    I was thinking the same thing! Rally wheels are stamped steel with a polished stainless beauty ring and a center cap. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif The factory alloy wheels that were used on many 2nd gens don't have the rivets around the perimeter. They were also clear cloated so that you don't have to worry about the aluminum getting dull. (Though they can get pretty ugly when the clear coat gets damaged and water gets under it). /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif

    But those wheels cleaned up quite nicely and look awesome! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Since where are American Racing Outlaw II's a "Stock Rallies"? /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif

    Look good. Little elbow grease goes a long way. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    I thought those wheels were from the factory. My 10 bolts had the exact same wheels except in 6 bolt?? I just assumed they were a factory option /forums/images/graemlins/shame.gif My bad!
     
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    ttt
     
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    Do you want a prize?

    Here *prize*

    They look pretty good for being so old, I'd have painted them though.....
     
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    Do you want a prize?

    Here *prize*

    They look pretty good for being so old, I'd have painted them though.....

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    Thanks I will put that on my mantle /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
     
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    If you want a substantial prize I can send you a snowman made out of my old socks
     
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    Re: Breathed new life into 20 yr old stock rallies-Pic\'s

    Ya I hate my Factory Alloys, the clearcoat is all screwed up on them, Im thinking about trying to strip it off somehow, polish the living hell out of them, and reclear coat them....our just find some other ones in better shape /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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