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Old 03-27-2013, 01:17 AM   #15
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1st thought Great looking wheels...
2nd thought " Do we have too much time on our hands?" LOL
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Old 03-27-2013, 04:45 AM   #16
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They look far better than chrome. Your effort sure shows. Now if I only had those wheels. You had better have a armed guard, you may find it up on blocks. Nice job.!!
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:21 AM   #17
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Ok Josh.....here we go.
1st step - Mothers wheel polish (it is gritty and really gets all the debris and stains out)
2nd Step - Adams Metal polish #1 and then #2 polishes
3rd Step - Then used Flitz Metal Polish

I used all four products on a Mothers Power Ball mounted on my high speed drill.

Then after all was done I used the entire polishing kit from ZOOP

Finally I used the ZOOP Sealant hand wiped on and off. Then the ZOOP Sealer!

In person they are amazing!

I bought my ZOOP wheel kit from them online.

There you go Josh, Good Luck! It is worth it!!!!!!!
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Nice regimen Craig. Everything you mentioned is good stuff and obviously by the pic, excellent results. Looks great. After your noodle arms harden back up then you can detail the entire coach to match.
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:41 AM   #18
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All I can say is WOW, I need to do this!
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:08 AM   #19
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This week I polished all my wheels to a mirror finish and they look like chrome!! After using 5 products to polish, 3 Power Balls on the drill, and 7 hours of straight polishing. I then used a very cool product called ZOOP SEALER, they claim an aluminum wheel kept outside will stay perfect for 5 years. I store mine inside so maybe even longer for me.
After I was finished I installed a set of Spiked Hub Centers and Spiked Lug Nut Covers from Peterbuilt!
Tell me what you think!!
Very Nice Craig.

Did you have to take the wheels off to get into the nooks and cranny's?
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Wow Guys,
Thank You for all the nice compliments!

It's not that I have too much time on my hands but I do have an understanding wife and I am willing to work in my building at night after I close my shop.

I did not take the wheels off but, I did remove the covers and used a cone polishing attachment to get in between the lugs and in the holes.

I am almost embarassed to say this but as far as a full detail goes.... I did that first! lol I have cleaned the entire body and put a full coat of wax on the entire coach, this I did by hand. Talk about noodle arms! lol

I also shampooed the entire coach inside to make my wife more comfortable in her bare feet. She is almost as anal as I am.

I am almost ready for our Rally in Cape Girardeau, MO. I hope it does not rain!! LOL
It is truly a labor of love and I am excited to start the season!!

Are there any Motorcoach Shows?? LMAO JUST KIDDING!!
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:06 AM   #21
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Well since I've been spending my time enlarging my Rv barn my coach doesn't quite shine like that. As a matter of fact you may not want to camp very close to me at Cape Girardeau but if anyone wants to come join us we'll just label them before and after. I won't have time to shine mine up before I head out this time but next trip will be different. Your certainly setting the bar high! Tim
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:30 AM   #22
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Thats too Funny Tim!!
I can't wait for our Rally to get here. I want to get on the road!!!
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Your certainly setting the bar high! Tim
I think Craig "EXPLODED" the bar on this one!
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And where do you live? I can park my MH there for a couple weeks so you can demonstrate how it is done.

Nice job.

I have some motorcycle chrome polish that I use and it lasts quite a while. In the meantime I'll use 0000 steel wool for touch-ups. The 0000 will take off tar, grime, and just about any other scratches also.

The motorcycles typically had aluminum forks and we would take 0000 and scrub until they looked like chrome.

Either way, yours or steel wool, it is very time consuming.

Again, nice job.
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Very Nice Craig.

Did you have to take the wheels off to get into the nooks and cranny's?

My question too and he answered it. I wonder if removing one lug nut at a time would allow easier access. Then I would need godzilla to remove the lug nuts for me. Hmmm.
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I am almost ready for our Rally in Cape Girardeau, MO. I hope it does not rain!! LOL
It is truly a labor of love and I am excited to start the season!!

Are there any Motorcoach Shows?? LMAO JUST KIDDING!![/QUOTE]



I feel the same way Craig. How many times I have washed, waxed, cleaned the wheels to a mirror finish and put in the shop only to head out on our next adventure into a RAIN STORM!!!!???
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Craig,

The wheels look great. You should give a "how to" in Cape Girardeau.
But you do know that polishing causes Rain

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I hope no rain for Cape Girardeau but, I have them all sealed up and I am going to wrap the coach in saran wrap! LMAO!!!!!
I can't wait to hit the road!!!
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