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Best polish for stock Polished alum. wheels?

This is a discussion on Best polish for stock Polished alum. wheels? within the Showcar and Detailing forums, part of the General Help category; Any suggestions? Most of the crap I come across says it it not recommended for coated wheels....

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    Best polish for stock Polished alum. wheels?

    Any suggestions?

    Most of the crap I come across says it it not recommended for coated wheels.

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    add a mini-ball and you're cookin' with fire.

    I just brought a buddies rims back from the dead with that stuff and a mini-ball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eagle View Post
    add a mini-ball and you're cookin' with fire.

    I just brought a buddies rims back from the dead with that stuff and a mini-ball.

    Even without stripping the clearcoat?

    Reason I ask is I'm picking up a set of Speedlines, and I've been thinking about giving htem a good polish, but not going as far as stripping them. I didn't know if it was possible w/out stripping.

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    That polish is not very abrasive at all. The wheels I used it on came out looking great. No damage to the coating I could see...

    I'll be using it tonight on my 02 WS6 rims... so we will see!

    -Eagle

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    mothers mag and aluminum worked wonders for me

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    Strip the clearcoat.
    Otherwise they will never shine.

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    That mini-ball costs an arm and a leg though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kup98ss View Post
    That mini-ball costs an arm and a leg though.
    $20-25=arm and leg?

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    so for the stock ws6 rims, mothers mag and aluminum polish is fine?

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    i have been using Meguiar's Hot Rim & Aluminum Polish for the past 2 years and it works amazing it takes some elbow grease but when you stand back and look (even if your rims are chrome oem wheels from 98) it really dos work amazing. Heres a link - http://www.autobarn.net/meguiars-hot...te=google_base

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    $20-25=arm and leg?
    For a red sponge on a stick? Shit yeah!

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    For a red sponge on a stick? Shit yeah!
    its crap . . . just get a regular old cotton goblet. about 5 bucks usually and lasts longer than a powerball

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    00 TA PWTR, 98 VertTA NBM
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Strip the clearcoat.
    Otherwise they will never shine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GULLETT17 View Post
    I second the motion!!! Otherwise, stick with what you would use on regular paint/clear coat!!

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    Mothers Billet

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    I been using mothers cleaner wax with the power ball and it works great. I also used mothers billet and meguiars hot rims and they work great also.

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    I use Liquid Glass on wheels. Polished, chrome what ever. It works good.

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    dumb ? but how would you strip the clear coat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GULLETT17 View Post
    its crap . . . just get a regular old cotton goblet. about 5 bucks usually and lasts longer than a powerball

    I have had my powerball for years-well worth the money. I was spending up to 1 1/2 hour per wheel once every couple months. Powerball= 15-20min. You are crap.

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