Wheel polishing question

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  1. RS1979

    RS1979 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I polished my wheels this weekend for the first time and noticed that the slots weren't polished when they were made. They have a dull finish. I tried polishing it but it still didn't work. Can it be smoothed out with something like Never Dull or fine grit sandpaper then polished? Here's a picture of the car with the wheels.

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    Last edited: Aug 22, 2016
  2. RS1979

    RS1979 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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  3. budro6968

    budro6968 Veteran Member

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    You could use a dremel to smooth it out and the buff it. By hand would take a long time.
     
  4. 72BIGBLOCK

    72BIGBLOCK Veteran Member

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    Try blue magic polish
    My brother had a ws6 with really dull shells and I told him to buy it because he kept saying you want to buy new wheels because they were really dull tried it and it polish the wheel up like a mirror I think it might help what you do is you polish it until the film turns black and then you clean up and it looks really shiny
    It might be worth a try
     
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2016
  5. RS1979

    RS1979 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I appreciate the info guys. The openings weren't polished when they were cast. It sucks that I have to do this; but, I'm OCD when it comes to my car.
     
  6. 70-camaro

    70-camaro Veteran Member

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    Maybe a small flapper wheel on a die grinder to start with. They make them in 1 inch diameter 1/4 inch shank. I use Mothers aluminum polish and Mothers ball on the wheels on my GMC.
     

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