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Offline roundedline

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Updated the Daily Driver cleaned up Factory aluminum wheels.
« on: September 25, 2006, 06:10:00 PM »
Last weekend I took the factory aluminum wheels off my Burb to clean them up some.  I spent a little time on them on Sunday a week ago taking off the clear.  Thursday I decided to try some polishing with Mothers Polish.  It was ok, but I still didn't like it.   I finally found some aluminum cleaner and coated the aluminum wheels with it.  Did some scuffing on all 4 wheels as I was determined to get the "bad" spots out.  After doing the hand polishing for 2 rims I went and got a power ball and some polish.  I went back over the again.  Then went over them with Hand polish again hoping to clean it up more.  Finally gave in and called it quits.  They aren't perfect, but they are A LOT better than before.  Took the Daily to the tire store and had them swapped and balanced.  I like it much more now...  (Did I mention I HATE polishing aluminum...)  I plan to have them cleared later...

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Offline RSBAD454

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Re: Updated the Daily Driver cleaned up Factory aluminum whe
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2006, 05:13:00 PM »
looks good, you did a good job IMO....I am anal about a lot of stuff.

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Re: Updated the Daily Driver cleaned up Factory aluminum whe
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2006, 05:31:00 PM »
Thanks!  I am a perfectionist, so it killed me to stop, but I wanted to retain the machined look.  If I kept at it until I was happy it would have ended up being polished... :D  

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Re: Updated the Daily Driver cleaned up Factory aluminum whe
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2006, 08:19:00 PM »
What a difference a nice set of rims makes.Looks great!

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Re: Updated the Daily Driver cleaned up Factory aluminum whe
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2006, 11:36:00 AM »
Looks great Chris, would look even better with center caps in place.  :rollin   ;)  

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Re: Updated the Daily Driver cleaned up Factory aluminum whe
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2006, 10:00:00 PM »
They are on there now.  I needed to clean them when that pic was taken.

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Re: Updated the Daily Driver cleaned up Factory aluminum whe
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2006, 05:22:00 AM »
Looks nice. I have a set of those upstairs in my garage. If I ever get bored (like that'll ever happen) I'll clean mine up too.  

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