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Polishing?? How...

Powder coating, polishing, chroming. How and where to refurb your rims, cleaning tips. Aluminium, steels, magnesium, carbon fibre, trims.

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Re: Polishing?? How...

Postby FirstGenZq8 » 12 Jun 2013 01:09

nobug wrote:I bought a couple of the polishers.....
The stuff that comes out of them is just amazing....


wait, you have a tumbler big enough to accept a wheel face? if so, got pics?
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Re: Polishing?? How...

Postby nobug » 12 Jun 2013 11:29

FirstGenZq8 wrote:
nobug wrote:I bought a couple of the polishers.....
The stuff that comes out of them is just amazing....


wait, you have a tumbler big enough to accept a wheel face? if so, got pics?


yes I bought two of these machines.

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Just working on some porsche twists

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Re: Polishing?? How...

Postby namammoth » 07 Oct 2013 06:25

I've been working on polishing lips lately and am getting very close to a mirror finish but I always seem to be left with some very fine scratching that is visible up close, possibly from my microfibre cloth.

Any tips for eliminating these scratches?

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Re: Polishing?? How...

Postby nobug » 10 Nov 2013 19:52

A few before and after pics....

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Re: Polishing?? How...

Postby mazza411 » 11 Apr 2014 08:36

I have gone through the process described in this post, sanded all the way to 2000 grit and then moved onto polishing. Now when I did this on my aluminium phone I used meguiars wheel polishing kit which is some compound and a foam pad you stick in a drill, which I then polished up with meguiars nxt metal polish. This is a rubbish pic but its like a mirror
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Now I then tried the same polishing kit on my wheels and they came out pretty poor so I bought a polishing wheel kit from machine mart with compound bars and it gave a good shine
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But I wanted to just polish the whole thing up so it was nice and even and maybe a bit shinier using the nxt metal polish and it went dull :problem:
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Why is this?

Cheers,
Matt
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Re: Polishing?? How...

Postby Welfare » 19 Jul 2014 02:56

nobug wrote:I bought a couple of the polishers.....
The stuff that comes out of them is just amazing....

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not a wheel but.....

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Where did you buy this machine from?
I've been searching, and not one person has replied to my requests.

Thanks Carl
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Re: Polishing?? How...

Postby xjrockx » 22 Oct 2014 04:38

I was wondering if somebody could help me out as i am new to this whole polishing thing. I recently made a jig to polish the lips of my wheels and decided to try out it out using a spare wheel. i stripped the clear coat off and than wet sanded using 320 upto 3000 grit. i then used meguiars heavy cutting polish and than finishing polish but it came out cloudy. ive since tried starting with a lower grit and working up and polishing with a denim wheel/red compound and than cotton wheel/white compound. but i cant seem to get rid of the cloudiness. at a angle it looks like a mirror polish but than you look at it straight on and its cloudy. what am i doing wrong?!
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Re: Polishing?? How...

Postby Alpinadrachten » 16 Nov 2014 16:03

Very nice topic and helpful for me.
I've recently bought a set of wheels that i'm going to try to polish myself.

My current wheelsetup is done proffesionally but it has the same spots as describes in the post above these.
Can someone explain this for me??

Thanks in advance :thumbup:
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Re: Polishing?? How...

Postby Honda Legend Boy » 25 Jan 2015 14:22

Hi
I have polished my rims with the help of drill, two cloth rounds and two types of paste.
First sandpaper 220, then 400, 600 (w/o water)
After that green paste and hard round, then white paste with soft round.

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Re: Polishing?? How...

Postby Alpinadrachten » 26 Jan 2015 18:55

Nice job
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Re: Polishing?? How...

Postby d777whore » 26 Feb 2016 10:46

GOOD JOB !
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