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cleaning ws6 rims

This is a discussion on cleaning ws6 rims within the Showcar and Detailing forums, part of the General Help category; now that its getting about time to bring the bird out for the warm weather i am starting to clean ...

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    cleaning ws6 rims

    now that its getting about time to bring the bird out for the warm weather i am starting to clean all the dust off my t/a from sitting in the garage all winter, and i noticed the factory ws6 wheels are a bit hazy. what would be the best way to get that haze out? im guessing they are polished aluminum clearcoated. i dont want to use anything too abrasive, but i do want them to look like they used to. if this has already been covered please let me know so i dont keep beating a dead horse.. thanks all

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    remove clear coat.......polish like there is no tomorrow

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    get your self one of them buffer speed balls... can't think of the name brand... they are fantastic!!!

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    im with sjs on this. i did what he's suggesting.

    i used aircraft paint stripper/remover to remove the peeling clearcoat off the wheels of my old '98 Ws6, and then polished the shit out of them.

    i applied the paint stripper using a $.99 paint brush and then used 0000-steelwool (with gloves on) to remove the bubbled up clearcoat. let it sit for a bit and you dont actually have to scrub/rub hard to remove. then i hosed them off and with different 0000-steelwool in soapy water to get the rest of the stuff. do this in the shade. not in direct sunlight. take your time and the results will speak for them selves.


    if you don't want to strip of the CC, then just go to the parts store and look for a wheel cleaner that is clearcoat safe and use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spaz View Post
    get your self one of them buffer speed balls... can't think of the name brand... they are fantastic!!!
    you're thinking of the mother's powerball.

    i hated it. i polish my BC Smoothie II's by hand. personally, i think the end result is much better. but that's just me.

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    I have the power ball. It works good sometimes for some spots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TLS_Addict View Post
    I have the power ball. It works good sometimes for some spots.
    Just don't use a metal polish with it.


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