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Old 03-26-2013, 09:19 PM   #1
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I polished my wheels to a chrome look!

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!!
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They look fantastic! Great job!
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7 hours of polishing?? You have WAY more patience than I do. But the wheel looks gorgeous. I guess I need at least to wash the dirt out of my wheel covers...

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Very nice!
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Thanks Guys!
Hey Tim, I hope things are better for you these days.
I am still holding out hope that you guys are going to be able to make it to our Rally in Cape Girardeau, MO.
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Can't really tell how they look in the picture, how about coming on over and do my wheels so I can get a real close up look.

They look awesome.
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Thanks Sdennislee,
Hmmmm I am thinking about your offer but my arms still feel like noodles after finishing this crazy project! lol
Maybe down the road!!
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Please elaborate on the products used if you don't mind. I LOVE highly polished metal!

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Looks awesome.
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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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It is a lot easier to use acid but make sure you neutralize it afterwards!
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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!!
I buy the rouges and wheels from Peterbilt. I put shorty stems on my outside wheel so it does not interfere with my polishing wheel. It might take me an hour each. Once they've been done I may have to hit them the odd time with a white wheel and white rouge for general maintenance.
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Craig-N-Deb, nice job my friend! I promise you they didn't look that good when they were new!
When I bought the '99, the wheels had no shine all, they had been totally neglected. I went to Sears, and bought a 6" cloth polishing wheels, and the polishing sticks, 4 different grades. Worked good, that was 10 yrs. ago.
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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!!
WOW WOW WOW

i use Flitz and a coat of automotive paste wax afterwards to keep em shiny, this pic is from last april...
yours looks fantastic
the lug covers really put it over the top
be proud flaunt them
we need a shiny wheel forum

here is a link to a place that sells the polishing tools and pads at a realllllll good price
https://www.pjtool.com/
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