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Old 03-08-2010, 06:30 PM   #2
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0000 steel wool, Mothers, and a lot of elbow grease. You could try a buffing wheel but I always get the damned thing caught and do more damage with it!

Edit - These wheels went through 4 winters here in NH.

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Old 03-08-2010, 06:41 PM   #3
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im interested too. i use that mothers powerball on my which works pretty good but when you look up close they have small black spots from the brakes dust.
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Old 03-09-2010, 05:04 AM   #6
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I looked into refinishing a set of wheels at a place here in NH. They wanted $160. per wheel. Might as well buy new again...
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Old 03-09-2010, 05:36 AM   #7
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What's the finish on the wheels? If it's uncleared aluminum, google Magic Mix. A bit of elbow grease required but works well. I use it on the aluminum parts on my motorcycle.
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Old 03-09-2010, 02:58 PM   #8
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I'm in the same boat with the salt on my Classic Locks. I've tried Mothers Mag and Aluminum Polish and even busted out the dremel tool with the polish attachments last Sunday but no luck. I'd like to get them nice and cleaned up, maybe sell them and drop some coin on a different set. I'll try the Magic Mix thing above and see if that helps. Any other ideas are welcome...
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Bumping this old ass thread.

Wanting to take mine somewhere too. Anyone figure out a general nationwide shop that'll do it??
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Old 04-24-2014, 11:52 AM   #10
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I recently got a set of Dick Cepek DC1's that had some spots that wouldn't polish out so I wet sanded the spots out then polished. They are looking really nice. A lot of work but the end results are worth it.



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