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Old 01-01-2011, 05:23 PM
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I picked up these wheels on Thursday that I found on CL. I just spent 2 hours polishing them by hand. What are some things that you guys do to keep your polished aluminum wheels looking good.

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I paint them Black.
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Old 01-01-2011, 05:30 PM
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LOL, That's the easy out.
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LOL, That's the easy out.
haha indeed, but on the real.

What compound did you use to polish with?
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Old 01-01-2011, 05:34 PM
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haha indeed, but on the real.

What compound did you use to polish with?
I used Mothers Mag & Aluminum polish.
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I used Mothers Mag & Aluminum polish.
have you tried sharkhide?
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I picked up these wheels on Thursday that I found on CL. I just spent 2 hours polishing them by hand. What are some things that you guys do to keep your polished aluminum wheels looking good.

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Old 01-01-2011, 05:42 PM
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have you tried sharkhide?
I have never heard of it. Where do you buy it?
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I have never heard of it. Where do you buy it?
they are usually at Boat and marine places. Havent seen them anywhere else. I got mine at Harbor Freight tools.



http://www.sharkhide.com/dealers.html

find a dealer there
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I might have to look into sharkhide.
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I might have to look into sharkhide.
I use it on my guns. Surprisingly enough. works good
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Old 01-01-2011, 06:28 PM
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Black Chrome would look very nice!
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Did u use a powerball or something I can't get mine that effing shiny. I use the same shit u used.
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Did u use a powerball or something I can't get mine that effing shiny. I use the same shit u used.
Small circles. If you have ever polished a shoe its just like that.
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Small circles. If you have ever polished a shoe its just like that.
LOL, I sat on the floor for 2 hours pretending that they were my boots during boot camp. Your fingers will get sore and start to cramp up when you get past the first hour.
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