wheel polish - PowerStrokeNation : Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-09-2010, 12:10 AM Thread Starter
PSN Newb
 
matthew7.3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 40
wheel polish

hey guys i have a set of 17x10 pacer wheels and they are very dull looking i found some new ones on line and the say they are high luster polish what is a really good cleaner to bring back the shine
matthew7.3 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-09-2010, 04:32 AM
PSN Local
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 63
Re: wheel polish

Quote:
Originally Posted by matthew7.3 View Post
hey guys i have a set of 17x10 pacer wheels and they are very dull looking i found some new ones on line and the say they are high luster polish what is a really good cleaner to bring back the shine
Hard to say for sure. Are they chrome plated, anodized, or bare aluminum? It sounds like they're bare aluminum, but it would be wise to make sure. Metal polish can ruin anodized surfaces.

If they're bare metal, I'd start with some S100 Polishing Soap. You can pick it up at Harley dealers. Wonderful stuff. Follow that with a finer metal polish, something like Wenol or Autosol, Simichrome, Flitz, there are countless ones available. I like Wenol because, believe it or not, you can sometimes find it in stock at the kitchen store Williams Sonoma.

Prepare yourself for a lot of work though. I own a set of bare aluminum CCWs for my S2000, and I will never, EVER own a set of polished aluminum wheels again. Way too much work to keep after.

Karl in NC
Early 1999 F250 6-speed: the DD and tow rig; DIY intake, stock exhaust straight piped
2004 Honda S2000: the autocross and sunny weather car

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
krshultz is offline  
post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-09-2010, 04:38 AM
PSN Veteran
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Northwest, OR
Posts: 2,081
Re: wheel polish

Hollywoods is some really good polish..
bigjake0524 is offline  
 
post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-10-2010, 10:10 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: DFW, Tx.
Posts: 132
Re: wheel polish

Mothers Power Ball + Electric Drill + Excites Metal Polish = Mirror Like Shine.

Easy as pie! I will take poilshed aluminum or billet over chome any day of the week.
Enoch is offline  
post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-14-2010, 02:29 AM
PSN Veteran
 
00Rich's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Roy,Utah
Posts: 1,711
Re: wheel polish

Quote:
Originally Posted by Macc View Post
Mothers Power Ball + Electric Drill + Excites Metal Polish = Mirror Like Shine.

Easy as pie! I will take poilshed aluminum or billet over chome any day of the week.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
2008 F-250 FX4 cc,4x4


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
00Rich is offline  
post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-14-2010, 10:32 PM
PSN Veteran
 
bobvillaoftn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: TN
Posts: 1,461
Re: wheel polish

What kind of polish should I use for my dick cepek DC 1's?

05 f350 CCLB 4x4 delete and sct x4 thanks to innovative


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Quote:
Originally Posted by RedSmokey View Post
Sh*t in a box (litterally) and write "Will give you 200+ hp, just add to your fuel" on the box and give it to him. Then ask him if he still believe's everything thats written on a box...
Quote:
Originally Posted by bruce51d View Post
if you can blow up a 7.3 just imagaine what you would do to a 6.0
bobvillaoftn is offline  
post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-15-2010, 01:02 AM
PSN Veteran
 
mwalsh9152's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Wakefield Ma
Posts: 1,012
Re: wheel polish

Wicked Products aluminum / chrome polish, Ive used everything polishing my wreckers, and found this to be the best.


http://www.wickedproducts.com/wicked...ag_Chrome.html

1995 7.3 Bronco
mwalsh9152 is offline  
post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-15-2010, 01:13 AM
PSN Veteran
 
bobvillaoftn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: TN
Posts: 1,461
Re: wheel polish

would that be safe for them though. no risk of peeling or anything? i dont know i always just wash em but have wondered what kind of polish to use to make it better.

05 f350 CCLB 4x4 delete and sct x4 thanks to innovative


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Quote:
Originally Posted by RedSmokey View Post
Sh*t in a box (litterally) and write "Will give you 200+ hp, just add to your fuel" on the box and give it to him. Then ask him if he still believe's everything thats written on a box...
Quote:
Originally Posted by bruce51d View Post
if you can blow up a 7.3 just imagaine what you would do to a 6.0
bobvillaoftn is offline  
post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-15-2010, 05:24 AM
"Smoke A Lil Smoke"
 
chappy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Marshall Mi
Posts: 2,054
Re: wheel polish

I plan to use this stuff Our Products - California Custom Products Inc.
I work with a guy that swears by it and uses it on his semis and polishes his alluminum boxs with it and wheels.He has tried all the stuff I have mothers,meguiars,wizard,the blue stuff,and swears by this stuff.There testimonials are nice and I talked to one of the people with wheels in there and pics and they said its for real so we will see.

2004 f250 egr delete,studded,fass 95,suncoast convertor,itp RR,Banks intercooler,58v tuned ficm,Powermax turbo,Matts tunes,6in Icon and 35 toyos 20x12 fuels
Early 99 exlb 4wd-SOLD All Shaeffer oil
Will Iott -8/24/84-7/4/10 "We miss you buddy"
chappy is offline  
post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-16-2010, 12:29 AM
PSN Veteran
 
mwalsh9152's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Wakefield Ma
Posts: 1,012
Re: wheel polish

whatever you decide to use, make sure you put a good coat of synthetic wax on them after youre done to seal in all that hard work

1995 7.3 Bronco
mwalsh9152 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the PowerStrokeNation : Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome