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polish your wheels! (my winter junk inside)
« on: January 15, 2010, 12:40:43 am »
ok.. so i thought id be helpful and tell everyone how to polish a set of wheels, or at least the way i do it..

materials-
180,320,600,800,1000,1500 grit wet/dry sandpaper
good aluminum polish, i use mother's
polish rags, they will get very dirty, i find that old tshirts work the best
mother's powerball (optional, saves lots of rubbing)
cordless drill (also optional, your fingers will thank you)
time
wheel clearcoat, if you plan on clearing

ok so heres what i started with, i wish i knew what the heck kinda wheels they are but i have no clue, they could be aftermark et, they could be stock off of something, i just dont know.. this is the best of the 4, they are all curb'd (how the f do you curb a 14?) clearcoat chipping, corrosion everywher e.. not a pretty sight..


step 1- remove clearcoat, you can use stripper for this if you dont mind the casting marks, i used 180g sandpaper because i wanted them smooth, remember, the smoother you make the surface, the more bling you get later.. i did this by hand, it took me a good hour and two pieces of sandpaper .  depending on the wheel design it may take you more or less time. be careful not to dig to deep and scratch the aluminum to bad, all you want to do is remove the clear, and the casting marks

step 2-sand out scratches from 180g.. i wetsand from here down, wetsandin g keeps your paper cleaner, and leaves a better surface. i also put a dab or two of dishsoap in my water to keep things clean and to help the paper glide a bit better, starting with 320g, sand out all the marks you made with the bigger paper, keep progressi ng down to finer grits as you sand, eventuall y youll remove pretty much all the sanding marks, i go down to 1500 because the polish can remove very small scratches

step 3-clean and dry the wheel thoroughl y, if there are any particles of metal left on the wheel, pieces of sandpaper, teeth, or anything else still on the wheel, clean it now, also make sure the surface where you will be polishing is dry

step 4-polish! this is fun part where all that labor turns into happiness, i start by dabbing aluminum polish generousl y around the whole wheel, you can either do it the hard way and rub it all in until the polish turns black, or you can use a powerball and do it in 5 minutes.. if you are using a powerball, polish until the polish turns a hazy color, dab more on and do it again, wipe it off, and repeat that process a couple more times.. if you are doing it by hand, just rub like crazy, itll turn a nasty black color, buff it off with a clean rag, and repeat once or twice.. after youve polished two or three times you can do a final quick polish, and buff it all off with a clean rag.. and hopefully you get something that looks like this-


step 5 (optional)-clearcoat, i use duplicolo r wheel clearcoat for this, ive used it a couple times before and its pretty durable, and leaves a nice finish, just follow the instructi ons on the can

and heres some after/before pics!


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Re: polish your wheels! (my winter junk inside)
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2010, 12:44:39 am »
also if anyone has any idea what wheels these are/what they came off of please let me know.. there are no stamps anywhere, and the centercap s where missing when i got them

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Re: polish your wheels! (my winter junk inside)
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2010, 12:58:06 am »
dude..... ......... .........
I will give you my soul for these!
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Re: polish your wheels! (my winter junk inside)
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2010, 01:08:27 am »
dude.......................
I will give you my soul for these!

ive already got a spare.. i might think about selling em after winter, im not sure yet

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Re: polish your wheels! (my winter junk inside)
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2010, 01:10:46 am »
haha how much would you let em go for so i can possibly save...lo l

i can give my del sol junts and cash? or cash? or steelies and cash? lol

and i meant (soul as in my spirit type junk) lol
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« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2010, 01:18:30 am »
no idea yet.. lol, ill have to gauge the interest and set the price according ly, and id like to figure out what they are first

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« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2010, 01:22:20 am »
no idea yet.. lol, ill have to gauge the interest and set the price according ly, and id like to figure out what they are first


well alrighty! lmk asap! post on tennpseed and ask. all those retarded niggs over there know what everythin g is....... .........
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« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2010, 01:26:28 am »
haha yeah theyll make something up if they have to

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« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2010, 01:28:43 am »
haha yeah theyll make something up if they have to

do it do it! now! haha

im super curious to find out as well.
watch it be some radom garbage off an old pinto haha
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« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2010, 01:36:27 am »
ill have some badass pinto wheels then.. lol, i posted up the same thing i made here

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« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2010, 02:05:25 am »
they look just like ronal turbos... .like maybe replicas. .
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Re: polish your wheels! (my winter junk inside)
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2010, 06:50:56 am »
naw.. close but no cigar

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Re: polish your wheels! (my winter junk inside)
« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2010, 12:21:31 pm »
they came off the rare honda Enjuku, made in 1983 and only 17 produced. those are the premium wheels. They should sell for about give or take 500 a set for your condition . RARE!!!!

















































































































































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Re: polish your wheels! (my winter junk inside)
« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2010, 04:49:49 pm »
you sir....ar e a fag! lol
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