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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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Rough tanks and what to use - How to polish aluminum

  These tanks had not been done in several years.   the Products we used to get this result   Step 1 Sanding 320, 400 and 600 grit sand paper http://dcsupershine.myshopify.com/collections/sand-paper   Step 2 Cutting Stage FastCut buffing wheel http://dcsupershine.myshopify.com/collections/trucks/products/new-highway-shine-10-medium-heavy-cut-buffing-wheel 439T Rouge bar, heavy cut http://dcsupershine.myshopify.com/collections/trucks/products/439-t-rouge-bar-approx-2-5-lb-green-bar-heavy-cut-3-pack   Step 3 Finishing White untreated Buffing wheel http://dcsupershine.myshopify.com/collections/trucks/products/new-highway-shine-10-white-untreated-buffing-wheel Matchless Blue Rouge bar http://dcsupershinestore.com/products/matchless-blue-rouge-bar-8b56-3-bars     and of course using  a 6000 rpm Dewalt grinder http://dcsupershinestore.com/collections/tools/products/dewalt-d28499x-7-9-6-000-rpm-5-3-hp-angle-grinder   hope this helps shed some light on how to achieve a mirror shine Denis Champagne Master Detailer - Onwer at DC Super Shine     JOIN our Newsletter Receive FREE Tips, Products reviews and Information about Aluminum polishing, paint Correction and Detailing in general. First Name *...

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