View Full Version : chrome rim polish

12-05-2005, 10:57 PM
what would you guys say is the best for taking out the small hairline scratches in the lip of a rim?

some kind of compound or something?

12-05-2005, 11:12 PM
Is this a chrome lip or a polished lip?

12-06-2005, 12:01 AM
i think it's a machined/polished lip.

12-08-2005, 10:06 AM
The only thing that can take it out is machining. Nicks in paint are easier to repair than nicks in metal.

that having been said, You might try Mother's mag wheel polish and a lot of elbow grease. but be warned, you'll have to repeat this process for every wheel or you'll end up with the sore-thumb effect.

12-08-2005, 09:33 PM
Yeah, if it's just polished then try some of the Metal polishes that are out there. If the scratches are deeper than that, start with some fine sandpaper, then move on to a finger grit, then some rubbing compound, then the polishing compound.

If the lip was clearcoated you'll want to spray a coat or two of clearcoat on top of that when you're done as well.

12-08-2005, 10:16 PM
yea i got some turtle wax polishing compound and broke out my dremel polisher...

the fine scratches came out, but there are some deeper ones...
ehh, for 400 bucks, i can live with a few scratches.

tires go on next payday!