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Old 10-12-2019, 01:55 PM   #1
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Rollin on shiny stuff

Hi all,have a 01 Monaco lapalma but the question pertains to all..I have the 22.5 aluminum wheels on our coach and looking foe the best way to get my shine on AGAIN...not horrible but Norman road grime and such has taken its toll on em....heard everything from baking soda and toothbrush to the Super expensive stuff of course
E.....not afraid of some elbow grease so what has yalls experience been...Tks...safe travels
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Old 10-12-2019, 02:20 PM   #2
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Mothers Powerball on a drill, and aluminum polish.
I use a German made metal polish called Autosol. Expensive, but it works well.
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Take it to a local truck stop. For $$, they will shine your rims and you can see how they do if for next time.
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It will all depend on how bad the wheels are. It you have a lot of oxidation and maybe some pitting you may need to sand the wheel first with 2000 grit first and then finer. I will wet sand to 4000 or 5000 and wheels that have been neglected. Then use cutting compound such as jewels rogue on them and then what ever metal polish you want. I have bought many wheels and swap meets that look like dog dodo and made them look like new. Time and work yes.
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Are they bare aluminium or coated. This stuff is supposed super for bare aluminium.

https://www.raneystruckparts.com/zep...-metal-polish/
I haven't picked up ant yet my wheels are best looking part on outside.
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Mothers Powerball on a drill, and aluminum polish.
I use a German made metal polish called Autosol. Expensive, but it works well.
That's what I use.
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Coated?......or UnCoated?

A pic is worth a thousand words.

My wheels are in good shape and are Un-Coated.

I use the Powerball in an electric drill and very liberal with the metal polish of choice.

Make sure the Powerball or the wheel is damp before starting.

I Buzz the Powerball around the wheel & polish them for @ min5 or less.

The trick I stumbled on was that once done buffing the daylights out of the wheel with the power ball and electric drill is to then spray the wheel down with 409 or Fantastic general purpose cleaner and then hit it with a soft brush and rinse the wheel ....it will shine as good if not better than if you buffed with a cloth for an hour

I dry with my leaf blower but a towel works just fine.

All 6 wheels look like chrome in a half hour.



again...You need to know if the wheels are coated or not...... and the condition they are currently in.


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Old 10-16-2019, 06:33 AM   #8
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Thank you,great info to know
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