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Old 05-04-2011, 11:00 PM   #1
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what can i try i want as much of a mirror finish as possible. i have neglected my wheels lately what is the best thing to use. i didnt like mother mag/aluminum polish

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I polished the lips on my 21 year old xlaces by using aircraft stripper to remove the clearcoat. Then I applied new coat and it looks as sexy as new!
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they dont have a clearcoat they are just polished aluminum
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Polished aluminum that has been anodized if not clear coated. Which means to be very careful not to use anything dramatically abrasive on them. Polishing ball and some metal polish and alot of time. Any shortcuts or chemicals is going to leave you wishing you hadn't.
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x2 on what John said, it might kill the finish
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anyone have recomendations on products?
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i would start with basic rim cleaners (mcguire, turtle, etc) if that doesnt help then go into something stronger
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Bubbas wheels are polished aluminum I use a product called never dull Works great for me

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Bubbas wheels are polished aluminum I use a product called never dull Works great for me


I use the same product for my chrome wheels, and they look like new. Only problem is a lot of polished aluminum wheels have a clear coat on top of the aluminum, and this stuff will remove the clear coat. You could end up with a mess.
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ive seen that before and wondered about it will have to try it im sure i have no clearcoat but i will try in * small area by the curbrash lol
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