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Rims - Before/After

This is a discussion on Rims - Before/After within the Showcar and Detailing forums, part of the General Help category; well, i finally got off my lazy ass and cleaned my rims the way ive been planning since i got ...

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    Rims - Before/After

    well, i finally got off my lazy ass and cleaned my rims the way ive been planning since i got the car. the previous owners really neglected them. you can kinda see how oxidized they are in this pictures. they looked white like salt




    so i put the car on the lift, removed the wheels and brought em to the house for the weekend for a major face lift. here's some before and afters. not bad for 6yr old wheels i think.



    <6yrs of brake dust/road grime


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    wow those needed a damn good cleaning

    good job they look great

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    That's a huge difference, what did you use to bring that polished look back?

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    mothers mag & aluminum polish
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    #000 + #0000 steel wool

    now to maintain them ill get a quality polish like mothers billet or something

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHovV View Post
    mothers mag & aluminum polish
    Meguiars nxt metal polysh
    #000 + #0000 steel wool

    now to maintain them ill get a quality polish like mothers billet or something
    Mothers Billet FTW

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHovV View Post
    mothers mag & aluminum polish
    Meguiars nxt metal polysh
    #000 + #0000 steel wool

    now to maintain them ill get a quality polish like mothers billet or something

    And lots of elbow grease
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    Good job man. Wheels look great. Night and day difference.

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    they are looking good. take a look at zoops seal to keep them looking good
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    Not a fan of that type of wheel but they look real good on your bird! Nice work!
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    Wow, huge difference! Nice work. They look new again!

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    very nice!!
    Dependin on the grade of you aluminum, mothers billet may not work much better than regular mother aluminum polish. I talked a mothers distributor at the ducktail run this year about it. I told him that I couldn't tell much difference, but I knew the grade of my eagle wheels wasn't probably the highest. He said that mothers billet is for higher grade aluminum wheels. If you want a better shine, wet sand with 1000 grit and work your way up to 2000, then polish.

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    You jeweled those wheels bro! Awsome job!!! Can we get a few pics of them back on the car now??

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    ill post pics when they're back on the car. the weathers nasty right now

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    I bet it is gonna look 100x better.

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    Ever take those pics of them back on the car? I'd like to see how they look.


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    its been raing for a while now. or overcast/ cold weather so i havent been able to get any good pics. but i do wipe them down everyday to keep em clean for when its sunny outside. supposed to be this sat. ill get some then blingin in the sun

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    Those turned out great and i second Mother Billet polish.

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    well the sun finaly showed its face. so heres some pics on the car








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    That looks great!

    Good job on the clean up. Now the hard part of keeping them that way starts

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    6 years of brake dust and road grime? Looks like 10. Nice job on the cleaning and pics.

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