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Old 02-20-2009, 08:07 PM
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What is the best way to polish up a set of satin finish Centerline wheels? Any and all suggestions welcome. Thanks.
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do they have the clear coat on them ?
any deep scratches ?
light sand from 1000 grit up to 2000
then if you want them to shine , alumn polish on pad and use a buffer .
if your out for the white out version , acid cleaner to brick acid them and rinse in 5 min top
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Old 02-21-2009, 09:34 AM
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I sure can recommend some stuff

here http://www.speedwaymotors.com/Purple...lish,2598.html

and here are the wheels done,

http://www.hotrodders.com/gallery/sh...cat/500/page/2

http://www.hotrodders.com/gallery/sh...cat/500/page/1

these wheels took about 30 min each to get to this and were hand rubbed.
The polish I suggest is very nice and easy to work with, a little really goes a long way. We are talking the rears here . just for clarity.

I could try and describe the dullness they were but, that would be imposable , I am betting unless your wheels a ridiculous it wont take long for you to get this look , centerlines polish up real nice ..
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that stuff looks like it works pretty well.pepi can you only get it online.or is it out there at local stores. cole
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so far this is the only place I have found it, been using this stuff for 10 years, it is liquid and when rubbed between your fingers it feels like a toothpaste grit..

I have been polishing alum from 73 when I bought a Harley, have use about every product out there and this is the easiest and best I have found, American Wheels has a similar product, feels and smells like the same stuff..... pretty package and you pay for that, I like function not art, function becomes art ..

It must be shaken up before use and to apply just take a rag and wet a spot about the size of a silver dollar and rub, it will get black pronto, rub the wheel all around and then go back with a clean cloth and just keep cleaning off the polish, it will haze quick.. really does not take a whole lot of the product to produce good results
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Pepi,

And those wheels are SATIN finshed from the factory and not their POLISHED version? If those are a satin finish from the factory, they are probably the brightest satin finish Centerlnes I have ever seen. If you could confirm for me and let me know please. I'll be ordering some this weekend if that is the case.

Thanks.

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I would go down to the T/A truck stop there in Las Crucis, and ask around about the polish thing.
Truckers are always getting their wheels and tanks done, and usually every truck stop has someone who does polishing.
The average cost for bif truck wheels is $5-$8 per wheel. They usually want a little more if it is the first time for polish and they need to be "cut" which is just when they use a more agressive grit polish on the first round then use super fine stuff to finish.
You can also get them acid washed for a really clean start. I think there is a Truck wash there as well.
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