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Those are not polished. Those are just sanded
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Those are not polished. Those are just sanded
you were there when he did it?
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pretty sure this is what a polish out wheel loooks like
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a more thorough polish maybe, polish doesn't have to be a mirror finish. pretty sure he didn't use sandpaper
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a more thorough polish maybe, polish doesn't have to be a mirror finish. pretty sure he didn't use sandpaper
simple enough. they would look amazing if they were polished out. They look more like a Brushed aluminum finish
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What grit sandpaper do y'all recommend? I've only polished the one so far and that was after 00 steel wool. I know they can look better with more work. Also have a little pitting where the clearcoat had started coming off before I used the clearcoat remover. How can this be fixed? Thanks for the comments. Id much rather have these than a new set, just because they are original Ford wheels.
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Forgot about that thread. Thanks, I\'m going to try this tomorrow. Ill post some pictures when I get one done.

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Want to drive to my house and help me do that to mine while they're on my truck? lol Looks good man!
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I need some wheels first before I can do this. lol

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Want to drive to my house and help me do that to mine while they're on my truck? lol Looks good man!
Will? Where the heck have you been man? lol.
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Those look good! I think I like it better than the fully polished 06+ ones.
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pretty sure this is what a polish out wheel loooks like
^^^^ cleanest wheel ever
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Want to drive to my house and help me do that to mine while they're on my truck? lol Looks good man!
It will probably take me till Christmas to finish mine, lol. It makes it much easier to take them off the truck to work on them.
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I need some wheels first before I can do this. lol



Will? Where the heck have you been man? lol.
Oh you know me, I go nomad from time to rime.

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It will probably take me till Christmas to finish mine, lol. It makes it much easier to take them off the truck to work on them.
haha I heard that! Un fortunately mine are my main set lol
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Finally got one sanded down and polished out. Used 400, 800 then 2000 grit sandpaper. Just have the other 3 to finish polishing all the way. Way more work than I thought it would be, but well worth it in the end.

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Those look bad *** polished out. Better cost them so you don't get sick of polishing in the future.
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Those look bad *** polished out. Better cost them so you don't get sick of polishing in the future.
I don't think I'll go back with a clearcoat. It will eventually come off again, and its really not that bad polishing them out with the powerball I picked up the other day. They look much better than the picture shows.
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This is why I am afraid to get polished or chrome wheels. Black just seems so much easier to maintain.
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Looks great!
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I can't even view them. It told me to contact and administrator...?
LOL its funny cus you're an administrator...
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This is why I am afraid to get polished or chrome wheels. Black just seems so much easier to maintain.
Polished is a lot harder than chrome. Chrome just washes off. Polished you have to buff them out once they get tarnished
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Nice work, the hard work pays off. On a nice sunny day you will be shootin spiders off your rims.

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Nice work, the hard work pays off. On a nice sunny day you will be shootin spiders off your rims.

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Thanks guys!
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looks good and I WANT THEM haha
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