Cleaning Polished Rims

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  1. mjoc

    mjoc Veteran Member

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    I am having trouble when I wash and detail my car. The Billet Aluminum rims have a dull haze on them. I have tried the spray aluminum cleaner and I have tried billet polish, But the billet polish takes for ever and never gets completely clean.

    ANY Suggestions on how to get these things to shine like new or better then new. Also is there a product that i can use to keep them from getting dull?


    Michael
     
  2. 2ndgenhunter

    2ndgenhunter Veteran Member

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    Back when I used to show mini trucks, I hand polished my wheels out very good and just keep them clean with reg blue windex and newspaper. Most aluminum wheel cleaner have some form of acid in them which is what dulls them.
     
  3. bcc7894

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    Like 2ndgen, I've not found an "easy way" to keep them shiny. You can use a Mother's ball to help you in some of the areas, but you'll be hand polishing quite a bit. One thing that has helped me is the detachable blower on some of the shop vacs you see around. It's been a lifesaver to keep water spots from starting and the glass cleaner works good to. :) good luck.

    I bought these smoothie's off of an ebay daily driver -- I started with 180 grit sandpaper.

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  4. global warmer

    global warmer Veteran Member

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    I use the mothers powerball and their aluminum polish it will bring them to

    a like new shine everytime
     

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