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post #1 of 8 Old 05-20-2007, 08:10 PM Thread Starter
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How to polish wheels?

I have black powder coated wheels and would like to know if I can get them polished? Where is the best place to start looking? TIA

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I would think since it is like paint you could wax them. Or rub them with a fine polishing compound but I dont know if that would scuff them.

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What are you meaning by polishing these wheels... do you mean you want the black coating to be shinier, or would you rather there not be a coating, and have a shiny aluminum finish?

If you mean you want the black coating shinier, then like John says, use a polishing compound, or wax.

If you mean that you would rather not have the black coating, and want a shiny aluminum finish... your best bet is to sell what you have and buy new rims. Powder coat is extremely difficult to remove, especially on aluminum.

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Yes that's what I meant ABOBB. Take them down to polished aluminum. Thanks for the heads up. Do you think I could get them machined? Just the lip? and leave the centers black.

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I don't know if machining would work either... the coating is awful brittle, and I don't know if you would get a clean edge, or if it would just break up jagged.

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You can have them machined. Theres an aftermarket mtorcyle company that powdercoats their rims first then has them machined to get a certain look. I think the company is Performance Machine.

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So probably no shops near me in OR. I would bet there is probably a shop in Cali though?! Thanks for the info lilred.

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you could try aircraft stripper, or sandblast them. ether way you will have to have them polished from scratch.. probably would need to have them professionally polished on a machine
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