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polishing help!!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Confederate9, Aug 31, 2001.

  1. Confederate9

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    ok i need some help
    i jsut got my new wheels. they are american racing and their polished alumenum. and there is black stuff all over it, and i got some of it off, but whats the best way?

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    First thing to try is some brakedust remover, like Eagle One. After that, get a can of Mother's Mag and Aluminum polish, and put a little elbow grease in it.

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  3. HarryH3

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    Uh, if they're black from corrosion, then it takes a LOT of elbow grease. [​IMG] I'm using the drill and some Dico brand buffing wheels that I got in the tool crib at Home Depot. They also sell an adapter to use then on your drill. And plenty of Mothers Mag and Aluminum polish. [​IMG]

    If they're just black from brake dust, then wheel cleaner and a platic bristle brush will clean them up pretty well.

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    If is really bad, you can use 000 or 0000 steel wool to clean them and then polish &amp; buff them with Mothers after.
    I did this to my polished Welds all the time, it works to get tar and asphalt off.

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    If its just brake dust, use some Simple Green, it works great! A couple friens of mine use it on there wheels and they are $$$ (Billet Specialties, Colorado Customs, etc). I like to use Dr. Goose's Magic Mix Polish on my Welds. Its the best polish I've found! Good luck!
     
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    I found out a couple weeks ago this stuff from wallmart called "revive a drive" works incredible on unpainted metals (in the oil drain pan/funnel section). It's driveway stain remover, but the label also says "when using on equipment...", so I figured what the heck. I let it soak into the fronts for a couple minutes and rubbed 'em lightly with a kitchen scrubbing pad, and they sparkle now!! I have aluminum wheels, they were covered in brake dust. I don't know how the stuff would do on corrosion, though. It worked really well cleaning up my stainless tailpipe, wheelwells (ancient caked mud), and grease stains on the chassis, too.

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