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polishing wheels

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by red neck toy, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. Mar 8, 2010 at 6:26 PM
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    red neck toy

    red neck toy [OP] Well-Known Member

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    -3in toytech lift -33" x 11.5" firestone destination m/t -16" x 10" mickey thompson classic II. -cut and boxed in body mounts so no more rubbing!! -black headlight covers -anytime foglight mod -35%tint front -5% over stock on back -custom built bull bar -mossy oak camo seat covers -k&n cold air intake -tornado gas saver -dual straight pipes. only tacoma i've seen with them and it sounds really good. (but not if you dont like loud) lol.. soon to come: -black headlight mod -aftermarket grill -blacked out emblems -headers -new shocks and leafsprings - considering all pro front bumper
    hey anybody know if i can get my wheels re polished or something. and if so where?
    i have mickey thompson classic II's. ive tried polishing them by hand but i cant them to the orinal shine. they're like pitted in spots
     
  2. Mar 8, 2010 at 6:30 PM
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    bb609

    bb609 O.F.

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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!:confused:

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

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  3. Mar 8, 2010 at 6:41 PM
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    Hambone805

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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.
     
  4. Mar 8, 2010 at 7:01 PM
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    Rocketball

    Rocketball If The World Didn't Suck, We'd All Fall Off

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    Check with your local dealer that sells rims. Most of the ones in my area know of places that do that.
     
  5. Mar 9, 2010 at 4:51 AM
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    red neck toy

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    yeah thats what i have. i can polish em up really nice but they still have small black holes from brake dust and shit
     
  6. Mar 9, 2010 at 5:04 AM
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    bb609

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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...
     
  7. Mar 9, 2010 at 5:36 AM
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    Lurkin

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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.
     
  8. Mar 9, 2010 at 2:58 PM
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    DrRabbitFurHead

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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...
     
  9. Apr 23, 2014 at 9:40 PM
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    toendanger

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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??
     
  10. Apr 24, 2014 at 11:52 AM
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    Rons01TRD

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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.:thumbsup:

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    Last edited: Apr 24, 2014
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