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Old 02-19-2007, 01:55 PM   #2
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Very interesting.

To keep this on topic if you don't mine I will add my : how to get rid of the clear coat pealing off and mag lips polishing.





If someone has wheels in that condition :













320 Sand paper :







400 Sand paper :










600/1000 sand paper : note : Wheel on the car still has factory clearcoat ( not done yet )







2000 sand paper : note : Wheel on the car still has factory clearcoat ( not done yet )







2000 again :note : Wheel on the car still has factory clearcoat ( not done yet )












When done with the wet sanding stuff , all you have to do is use any paste to polish aluminum and more you polish better it will get..



You can also fix minor curb rash , I had a few , here's a example..note : I guess you know by now..:)









I used a drill with a san paper wheels to sand down the deep scratches , it can fix some pretty nasty scratch after it will all go away with the wet sanding procedure explained earlier.





Here's a before and after pictures , it is the exact same wheel.










After.. Bah....Note Why not....: Wheel on the car still has factory clearcoat ( not done yet )













It took about 2 hours per wheel and I have 8 wheels like that , I even did the wheels who had no issue with the clear coating , I wanted all of them exactly the same..



Since you're a moderator you can edit or delete my post if you think it doesn't belong in your thread
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