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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-06-2011, 12:56 AM Thread Starter
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Need some polishing/finish adivice for wheels

So I bought these polished aluminum wheels used, 20x10 AR mojaves, But they had the fake beadlocks

got pretty thrashed from the bead locks, so need to find out how to fix um!

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-06-2011, 01:18 AM
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Re: Need some polishing/finish adivice for wheels

Wet sand them out then polish , start with 400 , 600, 800, 1000 ,1500, then 2000 grit(use lots of water) to smooth them out . Then hit with a buffer and your favorite polish.

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Long drawn out process lol but if your gonna go that far id have someone tig all those holes shut if you have no intentions of running the beadlocks ever again.. Id think it would look goofy if you didn't

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Re: Need some polishing/finish adivice for wheels

Thanks guys

I thought about just putting in the bolts, But since I have to go through polishing them, welding um shut isn't a bad idea

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Re: Need some polishing/finish adivice for wheels

so I'm having a hard time finding some one who can weld aluminum locally

in the mean time since its the weekend, do you guys think its a dumb idea to Wetsand/Polish and get the holes welded later? or am I just going to end up doing double the work?
How much damage will the Tig welding do to the surrounding area?

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Lots, just get some stainless allen head bolts to put in there

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buff with the colored bars that you see at the truck stops

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Re: Need some polishing/finish adivice for wheels

Roger that, already on order because no truck stops over here..

thinking of doing the whole wheel.. should I bother with one wetsand on there? if so what grit would you start at when it looks pretty decent already?
or just use the buffing compounds? Black and White..?

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