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TENN, your talking about the drill thing right? What I am looking for is something that lasts a while and does'nt need so much attention. Kinda of like the cleaning schedule of chrome rims. I clean the chrome rims on my car about every 2 weeks.



Jolt, this brasso stuff you talk about where can I get it?

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any good hardware store should have it, if not i can probabley get around here. let me know and we`ll figure something out.

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Hello

A company called Eastwood makes a clear coat protector that you can spray on polish aluminum and they say that it will not chip crack fade or turn yellow. I haven't used it but plan to. I have used some other products that they sell and it worked good. The product I am talking about is called Diamond clear and it comes in a aerosol can or in a one pint can. They also have a web site Eastwoodcompany.com

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$20 in material's. 15 minute job. Just like new finish.

When you first polished your rim's did you have to clean

them before 2 week's? I didn't and still don't. They need

it about once a month.

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Aluminum will oxide anytime it is not protected from the elements. The better the polishing, the less porous the surface and the shine will last longer. Nothing short of a coating will stop the oxidizing. Clear coat will do the trick, or a clear anodize.



I am just finishing up polishing a 19' Aluminum River Jet Boat, what a chore, both full sides and the transome are polished. It is looking really awesome all shiny again.



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everytime I go to ride I look at those damn wheels and see that they need to be polished again, and I ride about every other day. Is there any type of polish that lasts longer than a couple of days, say a week or so would be fine to me. I use semi-chrome which is supposedly the best, I used to use mothers and will go back to using it since its cheaper and I don't notice a difference using the semi-chrome. Or is this what I just have to live with, by the way its cold in DC rain, snow and other nasty stuff ( does this affect the rims?) because I dont remember having to polish so much in the summer. I am so tired of polishing that I may end up painting the rims again. A guy at work told me to spray them with clear coat, has anyone done this?

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i use a stuff called brasso( people in the military know what i`m talking about), its a liquid polish that once you use it its luster never fades. I`ve drop forwards for my paintball guns and beat the hell out of them. They have been in all kinds of dirt and paint and still look like the day i first polished them....ohh well i hope this helps........jolt

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If you've got a minute go through the board page's and look

at the polishing topic's. I think I posted a easy way to clean

polished aluminum. Check Beau's swingarm pic's, it may be in

there. Let me know if you don't find it or have any question's.

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i dont know....... read my post up there , i beat the hell out of my guns and damn it still looks like the day i polished it.

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I kinda liked the BMW TV comercial where the guy drops off the ledge and into the river to wash his bike. Yea, I'll catch shit and I like to keep my bike looking good but it ain't no harley that gets pollished every day so it can make the trip to corner bar on Saturday night.

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Having used Brasso in the Military I am more aware of it than I would like to be..<img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/laugh.gif ALT=":lol"> It cleans great, but does not leave the type of finish needed for the wheels.

I personally am going to try the Diamond Clear. If anyone else has used it let us know what you think of it <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/smile.gif ALT=":)">

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<blockquote>Quote:<hr> $20 in material's. 15 minute job. Just like new finish.

When you first polished your rim's did you have to clean

them before 2 week's? I didn't and still don't. They need

it about once a month.<hr></blockquote>



Tenn12



What exactly do I need to do this..

I know you posted some site once with the buffin pads but I lost the link and dont remember which part#'s you said to get.



Drill... some special buffing bits.. some polishing compound

I'm gonna order the shit... my polished rims look like crap right now



Thx.. Dotster

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You'll be glad you did. Since your wheel's are in bad shape it

may take a few more minute's, but it's easy work. Order the

Tripoli (Brown) compound, and either a 6 or 8 inch loose section

buff with a 1/2 inch arbor hole. Here's the link to the buff.

www.tarheelparts.com/cgi-...3781.25687

Here's the link to the compound.

www.tarheelparts.com/cgi-...3781.25687



I use a 6 or 8 inch piece of all thread that is ground down a bit on

the end to fit in my drill. And attach the buffing wheel to the other

end with nut's and washer's. No need to order more than one. It

last's a long time. Careful it's addictive.

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Ok Tenn..



I ordered that stuff...



not sure If I understand how you are connecting it to the drill but I probably figure it out when the shit comes..



DoTsTeR

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