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Just finished polishing wheels
Before and after.  Was not hard just time consuming.

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Nice job.  That is what they should look like!

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Lookin' Good!  If it works like our neighborhood, every male dog in 20 mile radius will stop by tonight to anoint your shiny wheels.

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Chuck,

Were you in Texas, we would say: "THAT AIN'T RITE".

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Were you in Texas, we would say: "THAT AIN'T RITE".
We are, and "IT AIN"T"

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A smile back at ya'. When I do ours, the tires get a coat of  that great product; 'No touch', that I've used for years.  ^.^d

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SMH. Taint Rite!
Ken come do mine  ^.^d Good Job Buddy!!

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Looks good, what did you use to do it? Elbow grease or a buffer?

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Here are mine---30 years old.
Buffing wheel. Mother's Mag & Aluminum
Wheel Polish. Turtle Wax Ice.

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Here are mine---30 years old.
Buffing wheel. Mother's Mag & Aluminum
Wheel Polish. Turtle Wax Ice.

Can you provide a photo of the buffing wheel you used to get in the tight places and small...

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Mother's Powerball Mini works great around the lug nut covers and in the holes.  I use a cheap (corded) variable speed drill from Harbor Freight.

Amazon.com: Mothers 05141 PowerBall Mini Metal Polishing Tool: Automotive

3/8 in. Variable Speed...

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  • Last Edit: February 28, 2019, 10:39:23 am by Chuck & Jeannie

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Maybe it's cause I'm lazy or perhaps cheap, but I just let the guy in Eloy Az do it.  $5.00 each for the wheels and $15.00 for the mirrors.

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I use what Chuck said.  The red Mother's Powerball.
Also a bit of "elbow grease" and an applicator sponge.

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I had Jaime in PP do mine when he washed/waxed/polished my wheels for $120.  Much less work for me and they did a better job than I would.

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I used mothers mag and aluminum polish. Cheap at Walmart. Used mothers mini ball on rear cause the bigger pad that i used would not fit all the way. The bigger buffer was from mothers nulens kit. Drill was a cordless with several batteries being...

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I'd not bother to shine the wheels (and work on low areas) without this stool!  ^.^d

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Mike, I've never seen an air powered stool. NIce :D

Larry

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 I use a foam cone.  The pointy end gets in the tight spots better.

Amazon.com: Mothers 05146 PowerCone 360 Metal Polishing Tool: Gateway

Keith

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Dammit. You guys got me started .  I had a less perfect wheel on the front when I got  this.  So I swapped it with the inner unpolished wheel.   That means that I now have 2 unpolished faces.     Lots of time with the scuff pads and polish, and a...

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Hey Larry, maybe he meant a methane powered stool? :))

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Is that what that hose if for :dance:

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I thought I read somewhere that Alcoa wants us to use "water only" on the wheels.
Or was I mistaken??.....

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Totally dp
I thought I read somewhere that Alcoa wants us to use "water only" on the wheels.
Or was I mistaken??.....

Totally depends on whether the wheels are raw aluminum or coated/Dura-bright.

If...

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Mike Id call this guy down there and see if he would shine them for you

Glenns Wheel Polishing and Repair - Your one stop shop for rims

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See these threads:

How do y'all clean the Alcoa alum wheels?

DuraBrites, DuraFlanges and DD's (both) explained there.

HTH,
Neal

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