wheel cleaning.....bought some used wheels

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  1. xxpanipuri

    xxpanipuri Gideeyup Motherfuckers....

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    got a great deal on some fikse wheels for my car....BUT they are in somewhat
    rough shape....simple green ain't cutting it....

    these are very sweet wheels, but not well taken care of.....but i gotta good deal on em...so can't complain too bad...

    anyways would a good detail shop be able to take them and detail them to get the pitting out and also get out the CAKED on brake dust.....???

    so am i looking at getting em refinished?

    here are some sample pics...

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    Untow Bo New Member

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    They are uncoated wheels so you can do a lot of the polishing yourself. Try a Mothers PowerBall and a Mothers Power Cone with their wheel polish. The two polishing tools should deliver great results and cost you about $40-50 in parts. A detailer will probably charge you more.
     
  3. xxpanipuri

    xxpanipuri Gideeyup Motherfuckers....

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    should i have to use a compound as well or will the mothers power ball with the mothers wheels polish be sufficient?
     
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    The pitting is not something that can easily be fixed and is generally not a cheap fix either. The polishing and such is relatively cheap. Try the Powerball as suggested above but make sure you clean the wheels completely before using it or you'll mar the finish further. Surf City wheel cleaner can be found at Advanced Auto I believe and is a great product, let it dwell for a few minutes and go to work with some various brushes. Should get them nice and clean. Mother's metal polish or Never Dull are fairly decent metal polishes as well.
     
  5. xxpanipuri

    xxpanipuri Gideeyup Motherfuckers....

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    would claying it help once i clean it and then follow the clay with a polish?
     
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    Run N. Gun Active Member

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    Certainly couldn't hurt. I'd use some old clay if you have it lying around.
     
  7. xxpanipuri

    xxpanipuri Gideeyup Motherfuckers....

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    yea i got some older stuff.....i'll give that a shot...once i have the tires off.. :)
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Have fun keeping those clean. That lip inside each spoke will suck hard every time you clean them. At the very least, switch to ceramic brake pads.
     
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    Personally I would just get them powdercoated. It'll run you about $60 per wheel, and then they will be stupid easy to clean. As in, hit it with a hose, and the dirt and grime literally falls off. Just my .02, do with it as you wish.
     
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    xxpanipuri Gideeyup Motherfuckers....

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    i'm already running ceramic brake pads....these wheels came like this from the guy i bought them front who obviously didn't take too good care of them....

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    Those are pitted. Even lightly curbed. Don't waste your time with power balls, power cones, space aged aluminum polishes, etc. You're far past that.

    Take them to a wheel refinisher and pay $150 a wheel.

    Will look like new.
     
  12. xxpanipuri

    xxpanipuri Gideeyup Motherfuckers....

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    thinking of powder coating them black (centers) and keeping the lips polished...

    love this look


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