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Polishing wheels

This is a discussion on Polishing wheels within the Showcar and Detailing forums, part of the General Help category; Ok I love the stock ws6 wheels so wanted to keep them but were in horrible shape,wheels have no curb ...

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    Polishing wheels

    Ok I love the stock ws6 wheels so wanted to keep them but were in horrible shape,wheels have no curb damage what so ever.Isoda blasted the wheels an they came out perfect.Does anyone know of write up on how to correctly polish wheels? any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    I use eagle one wadding cloth to get the major grime off and then depending on the wheel finish I use a car polish, aluminum polish, or chrome polish.

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    You could check out the detailing section here. After you blasted the wheels, did you re-clear them?

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    Clearing

    Soda blasted em then have to re-polish before clearing em.Contacted Eastwood an have them recommend a polish kit.

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    polishing aluminum is a project and for wheels x4, many steps, start with coarse sand paper and work your way finer until it is shiny, then polish with High speed.

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    Polish wheels

    I wet sanded the wheels yesterday,just waiting on my polish kit.Also what a difference it is from sand blasting to soda blasting,the soda took a little longer to strip but was very smooth.I had to sneak a 50lb bag of soda blast an what i did was switch out the sand,but what a dust storm when opening the door to the sand blaster with the soda in it.

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    I always thought soda blasting was the chemical and some sorta of fluid combined at high pressure to make it work.

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    Soda blasting

    Soda blasting is actually baking soda.What it does is strip an leave minimal pits an is alot smoother than your standard sand used for blasting purposes.Was actually looking into opening a business at one time.Soda blasting is safe to wash down drains etc... but my question is the chemical your blasting safe to go down drains?I know cities are starting to use soda instead of sand to remove graffiti.I didn`t wanna deal with the B.S from the E.P.A an other agencies.

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