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Help: sanding and polishing aluminum wheels

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Old 02-16-2012, 03:30 PM
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so i bought a set of 20" boss wheels, they are aluminum but are pitting around the spokes and the back. any tips on sanding them down and finishing them up with polishing? they do have a clearcoat on them so im assuming i'd have to strip it off first correct? :p
 
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Old 02-16-2012, 03:38 PM
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Try the mother's mag alum polish first
 
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Old 02-16-2012, 03:41 PM
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Originally Posted by ChibiBlackSheep View Post
Try the mother's mag alum polish first
i just might
i'll try to post pics later because im not sure if mothers mag can tackle the pitting on these wheels
 
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Old 02-16-2012, 04:12 PM
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Depending on how bad the pitting is you'll need to use 150 or 220 sandpaper initially to remove the clear coat and (hopefully) the pitting. Then sand them again with 600/1000/2000 paper progressively to remove the sanding scratches. After they are smooth use your favorite flavor of aluminum polish to shine them up. Mothers used with a PowerBall works great.
 
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Old 02-16-2012, 04:59 PM
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Originally Posted by 03SSLE View Post
Depending on how bad the pitting is you'll need to use 150 or 220 sandpaper initially to remove the clear coat and (hopefully) the pitting. Then sand them again with 600/1000/2000 paper progressively to remove the sanding scratches. After they are smooth use your favorite flavor of aluminum polish to shine them up. Mothers used with a PowerBall works great.
well after a little googling around i find out they are "chrome-polish" they look aluminum to me am i screwed if they are aluminum? or can they still be sanded and polished? s
i'll post pics in a few......
 
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Old 02-16-2012, 05:08 PM
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I think my monte looks pretty BEAST with these wheels!!
they are boss 306's 20"x8.5
they have crappy tires on them, 245-35-20 no rub anywhere, so its all good but i need to figure out if i can save them first

here's some pics..

let me know what you guys think and what i should do with them

the pitting...



on the monte...



 
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Old 02-16-2012, 06:09 PM
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Very nice Frank Boss rims usually pit it seems like every set ive seen has had pitting in em
 
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Old 02-16-2012, 06:49 PM
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they look good on your car.

i think the pits are there to stay tho
 
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Old 02-16-2012, 07:11 PM
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Probably not a whole lot you can do about the pits.. I would just try some aluminum polish and see how they look
 
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They look pretty good, not sure what you can doa bout the pitting though.
 

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