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What the heck are my wheels??

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by schleygo, Dec 28, 2010.

  1. Dec 28, 2010 at 12:15 PM
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    schleygo

    schleygo [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Doing my first major detail and want to bring my stockers back to life. They are hazy and look kind of dull.

    I have tried a lot of elbow grease and

    1)Eagle One Nano chrome and aluminum polish

    2)Eagle One Wadding polish

    3) Mequiars NXT Chrome polish

    4)Turtle Wax metal polish.

    All were applied to a clean wheel with fresh application pad and buffed w a microfiber cloth. All did nothing to make it look shiny.

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    My wheels are chrome, right??? What do you suggest before I run up to the store and buy more crap.

    TY
     
  2. Dec 28, 2010 at 12:18 PM
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    easyeatlanta

    easyeatlanta Artificial Intelligence beats natural stupidity

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    paint them black them you dont have to worry about it thats what i did
     
  3. Dec 28, 2010 at 12:18 PM
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    kinkrider101

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    Tundra wheels?
     
  4. Dec 28, 2010 at 12:22 PM
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    schleygo

    schleygo [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Came w the truck. I bought it certified preowned 2 months ago.

    Any product suggestions to make them super shiney?
     
  5. Dec 28, 2010 at 12:24 PM
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    xJuice

    xJuice My spoon is too Big!

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    Those are stock wheels from this region. I think some people just call them Gulf States 16" wheels lol

    I believe they are a polished aluminum with a clear coat over it like on machined wheels.
     
  6. Dec 28, 2010 at 12:58 PM
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    z33tec

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    Only problem I see in that pic is that you have the Grand Trek's too :rofl:

    But seriously... they look shiny to me. Then again, I only wash my truck a few times a year to get the salt off. I'm not the best judge of what "shiny" is :D.
     
  7. Dec 28, 2010 at 2:34 PM
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    schleygo

    schleygo [OP] Well-Known Member

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    any suggestions on polishing them???
     
  8. Dec 28, 2010 at 4:21 PM
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    VirginiaBound

    VirginiaBound Whyareyoureadingthis?

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    Get alumium wheel polish and a cloth polish ball that fits in the end of a drill. I had a pair of Alumium wheels before my black wheels that looked dull grey and green when I bought them and after about two hours with the polish and the drill bit ball it had them looking like a mirror. Its amazing how good Aluminum wheels look when clean.

    They looked like this before I started minus the rust.

    http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/715/EOSlottedMags002.jpg

    Heres how they looked afterwards.
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