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Old 11-15-2003, 21:22   #1 (permalink)
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Yeap, giving it a crack! I've read a few threads about polishing turbo blades, quite a few without success. But I am going to give it a crack anyway! I'll keep you posted on how it goes, although I am quite pessimistic about how it will turn out.

Any tips?

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Old 11-15-2003, 22:18   #2 (permalink)
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Good stuff. I was actually thinking of ann easy way to polish wheels the other week. My theory was that you could jack up one wheel (single spinner diff) and start the car and put her in gear and take to it like that. Of course an LSD would need to be jacked up on both sides. I could just imagine my car falling off the jack and rolling away on me :/

Sounds good in theory but I dunno. haha
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Old 11-16-2003, 00:34   #3 (permalink)
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Not a bad idea there Karl, but yeah I can imagine it falling off on you lol

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Old 11-16-2003, 22:26   #4 (permalink)
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A bit of progress...

Well, removing the laquer was a piece of piss! That was the easiest part, so far... Unfortunately the outcome of just removing the laquer left marks and scuffs, however, it did leave a nice shine. See the following pic:

Next I sanded back the wheel to remove all blemishes using water and some 180 (think it was 180 - the coarser stuff) grit. Then I used the really fine sand paper (is it 1200 or something?!). Finally some Autosol polishing which didn't seem to do squat. ANYway, here were the results after that:

That's just one wheel, so far I am not completely satisfied as the mirror finish has gone as a result of sanding. If anyone knows how to get a REALLY good mirror finish, then please tell me.

There is more to tell, but right now I gotta run.

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Old 11-16-2003, 22:59   #5 (permalink)
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That doesn't look like much of a shine at all! Perhaps the 180 grit was too coarse. Maybe start at around 400, then work your way up to 600, then 800, 1000, 1200, 1500, etc. And maybe use a bit of cutting compound to finally smooth it all out, then get at it with a buffer at autosol. Just a suggestion.

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Old 11-17-2003, 00:43   #6 (permalink)
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yeah definately! the 180 grit would have been WAY too harsh, and going straight to 1200 would have done sh*t all. Since the face of the wheel is going to be reasonably smooth to start with, I'd even start with 600 wet and dry then work your way up from there. Make sure you actually use water while sanding....it's more effective as the grit washes away and doesn't gum up the paper. As for finishing off I think you'll definately need a rotary buffer to get that mirror shine your after. Otherwise your gonna be there for hours trying to do it by hand.
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Old 11-17-2003, 00:44   #7 (permalink)
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first did you strip off the clear lacquer with paint stripper?? then sand down with p1000 then buff for about 10mins with autosol polish and should come up sweet. make sure the buffer pad aint worn or dirty other wise the others wont turn out as good. one of mine is great the rest are dull like the one in the photo. if you get any black marks while buffing just wipe over with a cloth and buff over again. dont let the autosol sit for too long other wise it will stain and spread it around with the buffer before turning it on to buff the wheel up. this creates and even surface of autosol on the wheel and on the buffing pad. also dont hold at an angle make sure its flush with the wheel so you dont get any swirl marks. my advice to you, i learnt the hard way now im going to go through it all again.

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i polished a set of turbo blades afew months ago now. Its a bitch of a job , to put it politely. But as the others have said 180 is wayyyyyyyyy to course , i started off with 400 - just to get the machining marks out. Moved to 800 and then 1200. Did about 4 coats of autosol with the buffer on its highest speed - to ' burn ' the posish in. The final buff nice and slow to avoid swirls.

Then you get dat mirror finish...

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Hey cArSiK, you got pictures of "dat mirror finish"?

I was only guessing on the top of my head about the coarseness of the grit! But anyway, I will try some 1200 and have to get a fooken buffer - more money to blow! Ugh, it better turn out or I will be putting the wheels through my windscreen!
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why the hell would ya start with 180 then jump to 1200 you have to take it gradually if you just jump the 1200 will not do any thing
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