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Old 07-23-2011
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Got new wheels, how to clean them

I got a new set of rims. They are aluminum. Here are some pics if you can see them. I tried working on them a little bit and couldnt get them clean. Think something like a powerball would work? Any suggestions?



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powerball and some rubbing compound...which is almost the exact same stuff you get in the actual aluminum polish just not as expensive...might want to wetsand them a little bit
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Negative on the powerball. Yes it works good, but meguiar's new cone is far superior for wheels. Also Busch Supershine Aluminum polish is the best I have used. Just take some 0000 fine steel wool to them (don't press real hard). U have to do small sections at a time and u will have better results. I start in middle, thrnen polish one spoke at a time, then the next lip up and then the next one. The reason I like the new meguiars cone is because the foam doesn't tear and fits into the crevices better
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x2 on the 0000 steel wool. that sh*t works great
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I used this stuff on my wheels...
http://www.flitz-polish.com/?leadsou...FUsZQgodW334ww

works a lot better than the mother's aluminum polish and powerball... I just did small sections at a time and did it by hand with a shop towel.
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Yeah I've heard good things out of flitz too. But screw hand application lol
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rubbing compound...which is almost the exact same stuff you get in the actual aluminum polish just not as expensive.
Good to know. Mothers Mag and Aluminum Polish ain't cheap.
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Yeah, never dull is good stuff.


Steel wool does wonders.
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Good to know. Mothers Mag and Aluminum Polish ain't cheap.
Then don't buy Busch Super Shine aluminum polish lol.
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Mine looked way worse then those at the beginning of spring. (those actually don't loom all that bad) after steel wool and 6 hours of polishing, they looked like this

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^^^^ cleanest wheel ever.
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Trust Scott!! I used the products he recommended and the meguires cone. Top Notch looks just like his just not right now. I'll have to try the 0000 next spring
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Good to know. Mothers Mag and Aluminum Polish ain't cheap.
and the compound works just as well if not a little better
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^^^^ cleanest wheel ever.
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The exact reason I got rid of my M/T Classic IIs--incredible looking wheel on my truck, but I got sick of polishing them all the time. Stick with what Scott tells you--he's got one seriously clean rig and way too much free time!!
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A reason why ill never buy aluminum rims again. My old truck had 20" aluminum rims.... Never again!!!!
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Havent had time to clean them yet but here is a picture I took about a week ago.


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I use the mothers cone and mothers aluminum polish...works wonders for me
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