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Aluminum wheel recon

Aluminum wheel recon

Postby Hburgrado [OP] » Apr 21 2017, 12:28am

When I bought my truck I knew the wheels needed some love. I assumed that I could buy a cleaner that would cut through the white calicum - scaley almost appearance. Ive tried many spray and prays since and none worked at all. I got to the point of 'cant get any worse ' so I went to Advanced auto and bought a 3M stage 4 red scotch-brite pad and a drill wheel of the same. I also grabbed a can of mothers wheel and mag cleaner and one of the polishing balls drill attachment. Elbow grease and hours later they are close. Need to paint the black and clear coat yet. Not easy,but cheaper than new wheels.
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Re: Aluminum wheel recon

Postby qpholley13 » Apr 21 2017, 2:34am

You made great progress! I think if you stayed after it a bit more you could clean that inside radius up some more though. Good job non the less.
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Re: Aluminum wheel recon

Postby Hburgrado [OP] » Apr 21 2017, 2:49pm

You're correct. I didn't explain it well, but i showed the picture of the inside there to highlight where the wheel attachment really pays off. I was wearing my fingers out until I found that. Hopefully, after the clearcoat I never have to do this again :)
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Re: Aluminum wheel recon

Postby idrivea2005sierra » Apr 21 2017, 5:50pm

I, sadly, had to put snow chains on my VW's 18" rims. The chains chewed the **** out of the edge. I had to buy angle grinder and loads of sand paper to take out the scratches. I can appreciate the elbow grease you're putting into those rims. Looking good! Don't forget those corners though.
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