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    Question help! aluminum wheels have streaks! all tips welcome

    Hi there... my mechanic thought he was doing me a favor by detailing my car, but as soon as I took a look at it I knew exactly what he did....

    I have the aluminum 'vette Z06 wheels and they WERE mirror shiny because I took an electric power drill w/a foam cone and meguire's polish and put in some sweat and hard work.... I think he messed those bad boys up ! They had spots and streaks (cloudy)

    I asked him - "You didn't by chance try to put wheel cleaner on the wheels while they were still hot, did you???"

    And he said yes.

    QUESTION: How do I get them back to being spot-free and shiny-as-shit like they were before this "favor"?

    I just bought that wadding stuff but it isn't seeming to work too well? Is it just hours and hours and several phases that I'm looking at??

    HELP!

    Thanks all

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    I'd recommend some good aluminum polish like mothers billet to clean them up. Depending on the condition it might be a good idea to wetsand them first with something like 1500-2000 grit or higher, then polish.

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    Thanks, Alex!

    I already have a power drill so I'll use that bad boy to get it done... got some work ahead of me but it is worth it

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    No problem, and if you can post up done before / after pics

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