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Wheel Polishing?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by CHEVY 4WD, Dec 4, 2003.

  1. CHEVY 4WD

    CHEVY 4WD 1/2 ton status

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    I have a set of Outlaw II's and there pretty clean (I clean them often) and not scratched TOO bad but I was was wanting to polish them... They have a clear coat on them I as told you just spray air craft striper on them then polish them like a regular wheel is this true? also they have a slight milled finish out the outter?(not the inner /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif). I was gonna get a angle grinder and some polishing wheels and just try it but I was wonding if yall had any tips /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    wheel polishing is for mall crawling sissy boys...why dont you buy some 8lug wheels that are already polished and run 8 lug???
     
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    Oh come on, are you being serious? What kind of an answer is that? /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    thats the kind of answer you give to your best friend of 10 years who has 6 lug 3/4 ton stuff because he cant find a set of weld SS1's for his truck in 8 lug... /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    I am not sure how it effects a clear coat, but here is a trick we use on aluminum trailers.

    Get a can with a little solvent.

    Dip a shop rag into it, and get it damp.

    Apply paste wax to the item to be polished with the damp rag.

    Sprinkle some flour onto it.

    Buff off with a softer cloth....
     
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    ahh, I should have known by the locations -- it starts to make more sense now. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    Yea... If they made a 15" SS1 8Lug I would have them /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    SUBFAN

    Is this something that would work on oh say an aluminum dump truck body?

    And how well does this work, we usually use some of that spray on aluminum cleaner and it really doesn't shine up very well.

    Also does this help to bring back negelected aluminum rims?
    The rims on the front of my mixer at work look like cast steel at this point no matter what I do! I suppose I could spend hours our there polishing them with sandpaper but I'm not sure that is really worth it at this point, seeing what they get into everyday.
    Thanks.
     

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