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polishing wheels is tough

paint stripper sandpaper polishing bits wheel polish. Only 3 more to go. definitely brighter than the clear coat
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paint stripper sandpaper polishing bits wheel polish. Only 3 more to go. definitely brighter than the clear coat
looks great! I would powder coat them clear when you are all done.
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looks great! I would powder coat them clear when you are all done.
yeah I was thinking of that I like the way they look better than the ones on the truck
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Mothers ball or my personal time saving favorite the meguiers power cone and if you'd rather do it by hand i like using blue magic

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No offense, but why would you put clear back on? I have mine stripped and I would never ever put clear back on them, you can never polish them again.

When I did mine, I did them all by hand, all three sets I have. I put in and work on garage doors so I have some brackets that have bearings in them (the brackets that hold the springs and pipe) and pipes that fit in the bearings, and an endless supply of angle iron, so I made up a "thing" that sits at an angle with two bearings on each end with the pipe going through them and a piece of square tubing on the end with bolts through it that hold the wheel so I can spin it to polish it. It works pretty good when you mount it to saw horses.

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How long did it take to do one? Thinking about using my OEM's for winter spares but I want them to look better. They are horrible right now.

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No offense, but why would you put clear back on? I have mine stripped and I would never ever put clear back on them, you can never polish them again.

When I did mine, I did them all by hand, all three sets I have. I put in and work on garage doors so I have some brackets that have bearings in them (the brackets that hold the springs and pipe) and pipes that fit in the bearings, and an endless supply of angle iron, so I made up a "thing" that sits at an angle with two bearings on each end with the pipe going through them and a piece of square tubing on the end with bolts through it that hold the wheel so I can spin it to polish it. It works pretty good when you mount it to saw horses.
so you never have to waste time on polishing them all the time. Do it once clear and be done. thats why so many of the factoey rims still look so good.
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so you never have to waste time on polishing them all the time. Do it once clear and be done. thats why so many of the factoey rims still look so good.
The shines just not quite as good thats all
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How long did it take to do one? Thinking about using my OEM's for winter spares but I want them to look better. They are horrible right now.

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It really depends on t he amount of corrosion and deep scratches. If the rim is just faded it shouldnt take more than a few hours. paint stripper and a plastic scraper. The one I did polish was the worst one of the set. So it took a bit of sanding I had to start with 180 and work my way down
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OK. Thx. I think I may be too ADHD though to sit there that long hand sanding n polishing. Lol
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