Polishing aluminum slots

Tires and Wheels (Mopar Hubcaps Too)

  1. CudaChick1968

    CudaChick1968 The Mistress of Metal FBBO Sponsor

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    There are many differences in the automotive clear coats used on late model cars' wheels. A lot of them aren't even made out of aluminum.
     
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    You're right, but as far back as I can remember, to and including today, clear coat on aluminum if driven everyday will get cloudy and peel. Many aluminum wheels over time can lose air around the bead from corrosion. Aluminum is funny that way.
     
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    Now that you did the hard work just hit them with "Bush's" polish . I wouldn't clear them.
     
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    i don't know.. i've had cars with over 100k miles on them an the wheels still look good.. my current ride has over 60k miles on it and the wheels look great when i wash it and i'm in the north east where we use all that brine and slat on the roads.

    the other thing is seriously, how much are these classic cars(what we are really talking about here) actually driven? most sure aren't daily drivers. most will never see the salt and all that can beat up the clear finish. clear them bitches with a good product and don't look back...
     
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      I've been using a product called Flitz with good success. It's not an abrasive. It removes the tarnish and leaves a waterproof coating up to 6 months. Mothers is a great product too.
       
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      Update,
      Pictures of the wheels on my 33 Plymouth Coupe.
      Polished with Mothers and 3 coats of wax.

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      here are my wheels ceramic coated with the stuff @CudaChick1968 recommended... i think they look pretty good. can't wait to see them fully cured. i sprayed them about 15 minutes before i took this picture... used a cheap harbor freight spray gun..

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        73HEMI_RR_GTX Well-Known Member

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        they look great
         
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        thanks...
         
      • CudaChick1968

        CudaChick1968 The Mistress of Metal FBBO Sponsor

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        You're definitely getting the hang of it Joe! They look terrific!
         
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