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Old 12-13-2019, 09:03 AM   #1
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Best Wheel Polishing Kit?

The Verona LE has wheels that can be polished. I have seen kits that fit a drill and those that use only hand power. What brand of polish kit works best?

I did a Google search and some look like they are too light weight to tackle truck wheels.

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Old 12-13-2019, 09:20 AM   #2
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Use a Flitz ball in a drill with Flitz polish. Be sure the drill can turn 3,000 rpm, otherwise, you'll be polishing all day. Put a light coat of Flitz on the surface, start with the ball at lower rpm, speed up as the surface gets cleaner to get a high shine. Takes a bit of forearm strength to control the drill, but it's effective. For wheels that are oxidized, Flitz makes a pre-cleaner for aluminum to reduce the amount of time required to get a finish.

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Old 12-13-2019, 09:22 AM   #3
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The kits that use a drill or polisher and several different polishing compounds are best.

Going from a course to fine, then ultra fine compound will make them really pop.

It works best with the wheels off the rig. We had a machine set up that held the wheel at a good working position at our shop. It was surprising how nice old wheels with hundreds of thousands of miles on them would finnish up.

We usually polished all the aluminum wheels on the trade ins at Peterbilt when I worked there. We also sold the different compounds called " Jewler's Rouge" in our parts department to the truckers that wanted to do their own wheels.

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Old 12-14-2019, 05:53 PM   #4
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If you are in Texas or Arizona for the winter, go to a truck stop and ask who polishes. Most of the truck stops near us have somebody or several that work out of their pickups with the correct tools. Takes a couple of hours but is worth it.
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Old 12-15-2019, 12:57 PM   #5
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Almost every Blue Beacon I use has wheel polishing available or there are several guys waiting outside that do a good job in short order.
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I own a car store with a detail shop and have the commercial stuff available to me.... That being said.. This is what I use... It works great and its easy to use


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