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Old 07-06-2011, 12:39 PM
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Default Re: How-to: Polish heavily oxidized and pitted aluminum wheels

thanks for the writeup! i am working on restoring some slot mags in simmilar condition and this really helps. i can't for the life of me find center caps for them, any sugestions on where to look?
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Measure your hub hole on the wheels and summit racing lists push thru center caps by size
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Old 07-23-2011, 04:31 PM
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Default Re: How-to: Polish heavily oxidized and pitted aluminum wheels

I have the stock rims for mine. I was told the Finnish was coming of so... threes nothing i can do
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Old 07-23-2011, 05:10 PM
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You can sand them, repaint them and clear them again
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Old 07-28-2011, 06:22 PM
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i have the eagle alloys and i use "0000" steel wool and some polish and that works great on mine. lots of rubbing and buffing though
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I know this thread is pretty old, but I was wondering if someone could help? I have a set of Eagle Alloy wheels that are oxidized and pitted front and back, backs are the worst. There is also some nasty curb rash in places. I want to do this process but start out at a very low grit. I'm debating a 80-180-240-320-500-800-1000-1200-1500 grit process to get these things spotless but have a question. When actually wet sanding, would you sand the ENTIRE wheel throughout the stages? Meaning where some places have bad curb rash and other places are simply oxidized, would I still need to sand the entire wheel with 80 grit, even in the places that are at very most oxidized? I had someone tell me they wouldn't go any lower than maybe 1200 in oxidized spots, and would obviously do 80 grit on only curb rash and bad pitting. I'm basically wondering if the entire wheel needs to be sanded throughout each grit, no matter the condition of cleaner spots. Hope this makes sense y'all. Thanks in advance for any help!
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Old 02-09-2014, 12:12 PM
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Yes I do the entire wheel to get an even sand. I wouldn't do 80 unless it extremely needed it. I would start with like 320 see how that does then go down numbers if needed, till you get the desired finished then work your way back up to 1500...
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Old 02-09-2014, 12:31 PM
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Yes I do the entire wheel to get an even sand. I wouldn't do 80 unless it extremely needed it. I would start with like 320 see how that does then go down numbers if needed, till you get the desired finished then work your way back up to 1500...
What would you suggest doing to these? I only thought about starting at 80 grit because I saw a thing online where a custom car shop did that 80-1500 process I mentioned. I'm not a pro my any means whatsoever but figured that process might work.




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Old 02-09-2014, 12:53 PM
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Default Re: How-to: Polish heavily oxidized and pitted aluminum wheels

that back maybe the front no you wont need to go that low. and those are gonna be a pain in the ass to polish enjoy the hand cramps! I wouldnt even worry about the back side. I would just steel wool them on the back and call it a day
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Old 02-09-2014, 01:10 PM
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Default Re: How-to: Polish heavily oxidized and pitted aluminum wheels

Yeah, I'm not too terribly worried about the back. I just thought about getting the pitting and oxidation of the fronts no doubt. I really want to get the deep curb rash out and make these things look good to get a profit off of em.
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