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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-03-02, 08:32 PM Thread Starter
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Polishing Alloy Wheels

Well, seeing as I can't sell them, I'm going to Polish them and keep them, what I plan to do it hit them all on the front flat surface with a fine wet and dry sandpaper to remove the clear coat and expose the alloy, once this is done again only on the flat front surface polish them with an alloy polish of some kind to bring them up to a high polish.

Can anyone see any problems with this plan?

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Sounds OK to me. This thread explains the process in more detail:


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Can't see the pic mate. I'm actually not sure how it would turn out taking the clear coat then polishing it. I guess the best way is to try and find out how the mag wheel polishing places go about it.

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Beffore you hit them with wet & dry get some paint striper...This will desolve the clear paint on the wheels so then just wipe them off with cloth and watter... You will find that it will be 10 times quicker then when trying to sand them...Affter that you hit them with wet & dry to get the paint off (if they are painted gray) & you start off with a rough sand paper (400 wet & dry) to get the machine marks off (if there is any). You then go to 600 wet & dry & once satisfied go down to 800 followed by 1000 or 1200....Make sure you keep polishing in one direction otherwise you will not get a nice finish....you then hit them with some mag wheel polish paste affter they are fully polished & they should be like mirror. I've done this to my old fairmont rims & they came out like brand new
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