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Post by chuck » Sun 10 Feb , 2008 3:45 pm

I love it.
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Post by h1sp » Sun 20 Apr , 2008 9:12 pm

What do you think of my wheels ???

My cleaning compulsive disorder got the best of me today….

I polished my rims and they almost look like mirrors.

Changes the look of the whole truck as it rolls down the road.

“It’s a labor of love”
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Post by Citabria7GCBC » Sun 20 Apr , 2008 10:34 pm

Show off! :lol:
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Post by FunnerHummer » Mon 21 Apr , 2008 12:07 am

"To-To-To-Too much time on my hands"

- STYX
Keith
Latter Day American - a dieing breed
97.5 HMCS
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Post by chuck » Mon 21 Apr , 2008 7:14 am

What exactly did you polish them with?
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Post by h1sp » Mon 21 Apr , 2008 7:57 am

don't know if you remember .. my wheels had lots of "spider veins" running under the clear coat.


So here's the process I went thru:
1. I had to "Strip" them (wipe on, "wait" wipe off)
2. rub with 0000 steel wool pad (not much, just the bad areas)
3. Speed ball and mothers mag wheel polish
"This is the top secret part"
4. The wheels never shined this much before and it only took one time with the speed ball.
I made a thin paste of Korn Starch and water, dipped the speed ball in this paste and buffed the wheels till dry. "It doubled the shine to a mirror like finish"
"#4 only took 10 - 15 minutes per wheel"

"That day, everyone in the house was sleepin in do to a big night before" .... so I was roaming the garage looking for something to do.
"I dont like watching TV"

Effort = Results
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Post by Death & Taxes » Mon 21 Apr , 2008 3:24 pm

WOW! Now your wheels look as nice as the rest of your truck!

I've got to go get my "shades" so that I don't get blinded by the shine! 8)
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Post by chuck » Tue 22 Apr , 2008 9:14 am

What did you strip them with?
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Post by h1sp » Tue 22 Apr , 2008 1:58 pm

chuck wrote:What did you strip them with?

nothing special .... some kind of paint stripper ... not sure if it was water base or what

I will look tonight.

The process was very easy... you just need time for the stripper to work "so you don't have to"

However "now" im hooked ......

Now that im "big time" I want to get a 3500 RPM hand buffer with attachments. "SHINE baby SHINE"

The 1500 RPM drill and speed ball is soooooo yesterday
(Plus if i apply too much pressure to my drill "it stops") :cry:

Im having a BLAST with the truck and its keepin me out of trouble. :wink:


why do you ask????
are you crossing over to the street queen side :shock:
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Post by FunnerHummer » Tue 22 Apr , 2008 9:10 pm

I'd like to use the same stuff and steps you took to get mine looking their best. Please let us know exactly what you used.

Maybe someday I'll get with you and show you how to get them really dirty!!
Keith
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Post by h1sp » Wed 23 Apr , 2008 9:11 pm

So here's the process I went thru:
1. I had to "Strip" them (wipe on, "wait" wipe off)
A. Brush on (use gloves)
* they say apply plastic wrap over your layer of stripper (so the stripper wont dry out so quickly)
B. With a stiff brush …”Brush off the flaking clear coat”
C. Repeat if necessary

2. Rub with 0000 steel wool pad on any spider lines.
(Not much, just the bad areas and in the same direction as the wheel has been cut “with the grain”)

3. Speed ball and mothers mag wheel polish (follow the directions)

"This is the top secret part"

4. The wheels never shined this much before and it only took one time with the speed ball.

I made a thin paste of Korn Starch and water, dipped the speed ball in this paste and buffed the wheels till dry. "It doubled the shine to a mirror like finish"

** With a real polisher and pads, I think the job would be even better.

** This is what my wheels use to look like…
so as you see I had no choice, but to strip and buff.
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Post by FunnerHummer » Wed 23 Apr , 2008 11:52 pm

Wow! They sure needed it! Do you need to re-varnish or apply a clear coat protectant? Wondering if they will oxidize quickly without it.
Keith
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97.5 HMCS
Hard Core Skid Guards
2WD
2" Lift
Cepek Adjustable Shocks
SMA2 Brushguard
Rhino Lift
HID head lamps & OffRoad lights
ScanGaugeII
Desert COOL KIT
Head Cooling Kit
Centuri Pre-Cleaner
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Post by h1sp » Thu 24 Apr , 2008 7:46 am

FunnerHummer wrote:Wow! They sure needed it! Do you need to re-varnish or apply a clear coat protectant? Wondering if they will oxidize quickly without it.
They say you should ... but im not done with them .... i want to get the High RPM buffer with real buffing pads.... Then i will toss some on.

Tons of products for non clear coated wheels..


http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Eastwood ... 0238498078

I ran up on a local company that buffs Truckers wheels .. they will charge 200.00 for all 4 of mine ...... he said I will be very happy with the results.

Hmmmm ... almost the same price for that high speed buffer i want.
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Post by Metzger » Sat 26 Apr , 2008 7:40 am

Whoa! She's a beaut! :D

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Simple up grade

Post by h1sp » Sun 11 May , 2008 12:07 pm

Simple up grade

Little by little im replacing some worn 8+ year old parts.

This is a pitted fuel bucket; I replaced it with a new one…. (no one would have noticed except me)

That quarter panel is now complete after a 5 minute job.

“You can see my little helper in the reflection of the paint”

What "up grades" -or- "Add-ons" have you done lately???
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