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Old 07-25-2011, 10:31 AM
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Polishing Rims

How does a guy go about polishing aluminum rims to a mirror finish? When you strip the clear coat off the factory rims, they are a mirror underneath, but i had to sand them because they were pitting where some of the clear chipped off. I have gone over them with up to 2000 grit sand paper and used some polishing compound, but they still aren't a mirror. They are kinda close to it, but not quite. How do i go about getting a mirror finish on them?
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You have to go finer than 2000grit. You have to go all the way to 6000. The you have to use polishing wheels with jewelers rouge both red and white to polish it out. When done Zoop Seal them.
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Old 07-28-2011, 03:17 AM
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The idea of gloss black powder coat is looking good again.

Where do i get the sealer and rouge stuff at?
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The idea of gloss black powder coat is looking good again.

Where do i get the sealer and rouge stuff at?
Eastwood Buffing Kit - Paint Buffing Kits - Buffing and Polishing Kit

You can also get the stuff from Harbor Freight.

Zoopseal is now Shineseal.

ShineSeal.com ::: Protect Your Products :::
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Old 07-28-2011, 04:36 PM
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Thanks, ill check that stuff out.
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I just picked up some stuff called Master-Formula at the NHRA Nationals and this stuff works! I was amazed how well it cleaned up my wheels and steps. They look brand new. The website is cheesy, but its a good product. I used the metal polish and the sealer. Give it a shot!
Master Formula
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Old 07-29-2011, 04:19 AM
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I will pay you to come down here and do mine Jake.
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You have to go finer than 2000grit. You have to go all the way to 6000. The you have to use polishing wheels with jewelers rouge both red and white to polish it out. When done Zoop Seal them.
Thats the right way to do it. I'll be doing mine this weekend.
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I want to do mine but jeez it takes a while.
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I want to do mine but jeez it takes a while.
Hence the fact I said "this weekend"
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