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Old 05-19-2016, 01:03 PM   #1
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Aluminum Wheels....

ok...screwed around with many products to polish my aluminum wheels on a Gulfstream Class A. Lo and behold, I found a GREAT product.
Name: White Diamond

this stuff is AMAZING. easy peasy to use.
you can buy it at Advance Auto. Was used on motorcycle and polished wheels. I bought a Mothers Mini Ball.
1. You wipe some of this polish on the rim, front of back.
2. I then just use the mini ball on my drill....just swirl around it.
3. Wipe off with a towel or clean rag.

You will see your face better then you ever have, hoping your face is ok to see! it also leaves a nice residue which keeps the wheels shiney longer. I can do a rear dual wheel in about 10 minutes, front wheel about same. No serious rubbing (if you get the mini power wheel, which is a foam rubber ball.) you can push right into the deep areas around the lugs, You will love how it comes out. I look new again...you dnt' have to rub hard, stuff really does the work for you.

so there ya go...you can also check online videos for White Diamond. It shows you the deal. Worth trying...good luck if you need really shiney rims or wheels...also used it on the exhaust tip...check White Diamond out online..and NO I don't work for them..but I hate ugly looking wheels/rims.
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When I bought new tires I had the wheel polished with a CNC buffer. It took out all of the scratches and curb scrapes. They look brand new. I keep them up with the White Diamond, Great product.

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ok...screwed around with many products to polish my aluminum wheels on a Gulfstream Class A. Lo and behold, I found a GREAT product.
Name: White Diamond

this stuff is AMAZING. easy peasy to use.
you can buy it at Advance Auto. Was used on motorcycle and polished wheels. I bought a Mothers Mini Ball.
1. You wipe some of this polish on the rim, front of back.
2. I then just use the mini ball on my drill....just swirl around it.
3. Wipe off with a towel or clean rag.

You will see your face better then you ever have, hoping your face is ok to see! it also leaves a nice residue which keeps the wheels shiney longer. I can do a rear dual wheel in about 10 minutes, front wheel about same. No serious rubbing (if you get the mini power wheel, which is a foam rubber ball.) you can push right into the deep areas around the lugs, You will love how it comes out. I look new again...you dnt' have to rub hard, stuff really does the work for you.

so there ya go...you can also check online videos for White Diamond. It shows you the deal. Worth trying...good luck if you need really shiney rims or wheels...also used it on the exhaust tip...check White Diamond out online..and NO I don't work for them..but I hate ugly looking wheels/rims.
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First off, glad you got your wheels in to the shape you like. Second, getting ultra nice results, FROM ANY POLISH and polishing method or materials, all depends on what kind of condition the wheels were in when the process started. If wheels have been neglected for much of the RVs life, (depending on just how old the RV and or wheels is/are) then the process to bring them back to the ultra-high-mirror finish, will take a bit of time.

It's definitely nice to have the finish you're aiming for come out without too much intense labor. The more you put into it, the better the outcome.
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First off, glad you got your wheels in to the shape you like. Second, getting ultra nice results, FROM ANY POLISH and polishing method or materials, all depends on what kind of condition the wheels were in when the process started. If wheels have been neglected for much of the RVs life, (depending on just how old the RV and or wheels is/are) then the process to bring them back to the ultra-high-mirror finish, will take a bit of time.

It's definitely nice to have the finish you're aiming for come out without too much intense labor. The more you put into it, the better the outcome.
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WOW!!! I need to get mine looking like yours!! You are correct about the condition of the wheels. I first used "baking soda" mixed with a little water and it removed some of the oxidation. I then just used a rubbing compound and then a final coat of wax. They are shiny but do not have the mirror look. So,,, with my wheels in a good condition, all I need is this product and a wheel buffer?
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I have used this stuff before and it also works great.

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I use the FLITZ Metal Polish Cream Paste and the FLITZ Buff Ball on my cordless drill. The rims hadn't been touched in five years. When I was finished they looked like new. They still look good after two years.
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WOW!!! I need to get mine looking like yours!! You are correct about the condition of the wheels. I first used "baking soda" mixed with a little water and it removed some of the oxidation. I then just used a rubbing compound and then a final coat of wax. They are shiny but do not have the mirror look. So,,, with my wheels in a good condition, all I need is this product and a wheel buffer?
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I think I've used/tried oh, about two dozen different types of metal/aluminum polish/pastes/liquids/rouges and more. I've got a half dozen on my shelf now. When your wheels or, actually any aluminum is prepped correctly, that is, using all the necessary steps to get it to the point where, the final polish/rouge/paste etc. is to be used, just about any of them will work.

They've all got the chemical/grit/compounds needed to provide a brilliant shine. The pros, the ones that do this stuff for a living, have it nailed down to just what's best, at what stage of prep. I do it by the seat of my pants. At the point you see mine, all I use is Mothers paste, with micro fiber application pieces of cloth and, then micro fiber polishing cloth. The type of cloth you use in both application of a polish and, the buffing of it, can make a difference too.
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