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How to Polish aluminum rims

One of the top questions I get asked is How can I get my aluminum rims to shine like a mirror.  In this short blog I explain exactly how to do that. Step by Step Process Clean your rim of all dirt and road debris, if you have grease and or tar using mineral spirits and an SOS pad works wonders. (personally I don`t use acid, but on certain occasions when rims are very badly oxidized using acid can make the process easier.) Prepping and sanding aluminum is the secret to a deep clear shine.  I use 180, 320, 400 and 600 grit aluminum oxide sand paper.  Always remember that your first grit is the bulk of your work.  so...

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