How To Polish Aluminum Wheels
Like the title says we're gonna polish them wheels!
Have you got it perfectly clean? now you go over the whole lot with fine chromium oxide, use an untreated canvas buff this time. If you're hand polishing you will be up to our showman's polish - which of course is what we blend the awkward bits with again after machining. Wipe it off, and buff the living daylights out of it. Either by hand or with a machine.
Now are you happy? Pleased with yourself? Proud?
Good, you ought to be you've come a long way and done a beautiful job.
But now you are going to find out why competitive polishers and showmen love our polishes.
Go Get your shades, Pardner!!
Now, you're going to do it one more time, with an ultrafine calcined aluminum compound. This compound is ultra fine. Use a canton cotton buff to apply it. Blend in and finish with our Custom Blend. I honestly do not know of a finishing polish as fine as this stuff. It is intended for competition quality finishes. The more you buff it the more it shines. If you have a lambs wool bonnet or
domed buff wheel hit it with that. So get down and buff the **** out of it.
Go on, get a clean cloth and do it again. You should buff it until you can go over the entire wheel with a perfectly clean diaper cloth or very soft cotton without it getting soiled, AT ALL!
Then give it a light misting of good ol' H2O, yep, water. Dry it with only the softest toweling, and buff it again.
In fact with our Custom Blend you can buff it as much as you like. It will only get brighter! Almost a shame to put it back on and get it dirty isn't it?
Take a look at our show-winning semi-wheel! Sadly no photograph is ever going to do justice to your real beautiful polishing jobs - you'll just have to get on and do it!
Some final tips:
- Stay away from kids with greasy fingers, ice cream or soda
- When hand polishing do small areas at a time
- Be meticulous about cleaning off before every stage
- Use only terrycloth to buff up in early stages, finish with diaper cloth or turkish cotton
- Take the labels off any cloth you use, They scratch your work
- Apply and remove polish in straight lines or around rim
- Clean your hands before each new stage
- Use barrier creams to protect your skin, goggles if you are power buffing to protect your eyes
- Do small areas at a time, it is the fastest way
- Every stage is a preparation stage, only the last wipe over is your finish
- Avoid skin contamination, especially when power buffing. Excess aluminum in the system causes brittleness of the bones, loss of teeth,
Alzheimer's disorder, and I don't remember what else
- Perfect preparation prevents poor polishing