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Old 09-29-2020, 02:47 PM   #1
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Detailing Wheels

I have a large DP, with polished aluminum wheels. Every six months, I go out and give them a good polish. However, quick question - what does everyone use between polishing as a quick cleaning and detailing?

I am looking for a quick spray bottle of X that will provide a nice cleaning and a little wax on the wheels between the full polishing. What do you use to keep your lady looking pretty?
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Are you talking about real polished aluminum wheels or stainless simulators. If real aluminum polish and wash with same soap used for coach. Imho nothing looks as good as real polished rims but they are a PITA to keep looking really good. I have two sets on street rods so I know.
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California Custom aluminum de-oxidizer and purple polish is great. After the first treatment, I can now do one rim in 15-20 minutes.
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When I had wheels that were not coated, I did two things. First, I kept them covered in between trips which kept them looking nicer longer. Second, I used a VERY small amount of polish, less than a thimble full, every six months to quickly touch them up. When I first started polishing them, I used waaaaay too much polish which made a mess.
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When I had wheels that were not coated, I did two things. First, I kept them covered in between trips which kept them looking nicer longer. Second, I used a VERY small amount of polish, less than a thimble full, every six months to quickly touch them up. When I first started polishing them, I used waaaaay too much polish which made a mess.


I have a related question.... how do I tell if my aluminum wheels are coated or not?
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Old 09-30-2020, 05:52 AM   #6
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Are you talking about real polished aluminum wheels or stainless simulators. If real aluminum polish and wash with same soap used for coach. Imho nothing looks as good as real polished rims but they are a PITA to keep looking really good. I have two sets on street rods so I know.
Yep...I have the real polished. It takes me a good hour on each wheel to clean and polish (every six months). Was hoping to find a good "maintenance" product to keep them looking good between the six month polishings.
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A little wax or light compound on light color or paper towel rub a spot some if if gets blackish gray it's polished not is coated. There are decals or #s on rim that will also tell you.
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I have a related question.... how do I tell if my aluminum wheels are coated or not?
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Get Alcoa Dura-Bright wheels and never polish again. Standard on Tiffins btw.
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I use White Diamond aluminum polish. Works great but takes awhile to do wheels the first time. I do by hand as machines tend to burn the wheel if used incorrectly. Tom 07 Pacifica
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Here's a couple of other threads that may help you.

https://www.irv2.com/forums/f258/pol...ls-484921.html

https://www.irv2.com/forums/f258/whe...ml#post5213820

If you look up the iRV2 members name FIRE UP, he has probably the best info on this subject and the best looking rims I've ever seen. He's put a lot of info here on this subject. He also comments some in the above two links I gave you.
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