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  • Topic: Aluminum Mag Wheels
  • Started by Zebra3 Dec 15, 2009 at 5:16 pm
  • Last post by Silver_Shark83 Dec 17, 2009 at 12:02 pm
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  1. #1 Dec 15, 2009 at 5:16 pm

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    My Torino has some older mag wheels and they are brushed Aluminum. I was thinking a good winter project is to get the old pits out of them and get them looking like new. I was thinking of using a very very fine grit sandpaper wet and sanding them out then using a good metal polish to brighten them back up or maybe an sos scrub pad. Has anyone done something like this before or have any other ideas. They are pretty nice but show their years and I want to bring some more life back into them. Any advice would be appreciated.
     

     

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  2. #2 Dec 16, 2009 at 1:10 pm

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    i don't know. i only use neverdull to clean mine but it sounds like your beyond that.
     

     

  3. #3 Dec 17, 2009 at 1:49 am

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    A couple of things that have worked, if you have a dremel with a cotton polish bit combined with some Mothers aluminum / mag polish will work wonders.
    The wet sand sounds a bit scarey...but may work!
    I am more inclined to use super fine steel wool with some mothers, I have taken some dull finish parts and turned them to hi-polish.
    If the wheel has pits...not much hope with that sorry to say, however some decent polish and application can do wonders!
    There are several brands of polish available, I have used mothers products for years and have always been satisfied.

    I hope this was helpful!
    Cheers...Shark~
     

     

  4. #4 Dec 17, 2009 at 10:06 am

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    Thanks for the advice. I will try that steel wool option first. I also do have a dremel so that could work too I never thought of that. I was going to try these on the inside of the wheel first too just in case it goes bad. Now to get motivated and get the car up on jacks and get to work.
     

     

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  5. #5 Dec 17, 2009 at 12:02 pm

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    Great plan on the other side of the wheel!
    Hey I was at sears / Kmart and they have an awesome polish kit for the dremel, it came in a plastic storage case with every polish tip and some jewelers polish it was $9.99 for the whole deal!
    Not that I am a big K fan or anything, they just had some smokin sales, they also had various polishes at 50% off.
    I just thought of one other system I have used on bigger areas, is the polish bits that you can use in your drill...that kicks some serious polish butt, however it can leave a bit of burnish if it gets hot so use caution!
    I did all the hose fittings under my hood with the dremel and mothers...dude they went from dull-ugly to freaking polished-chrome and it took like 30 minutes to do them.
    Oh use a micro-fibre cloth for the buff...way good!
    Cheers
    Shark~
     

     

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