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bsherrin
10-25-2010, 08:11 PM
Hi,

i bought some rims from my friend. (22" Velocity Wheel VW550)
there appears to be some strange stains on the rims which don't want to come off. i scrubbed them with a heavy duty degrease/water mix on a microfiber and it did nothing. so then i went at it with Mothers Chrome Polish on a microfiber. this seemed to help a little but the stains are still pretty bad.

when you rub over the stain with your hand, the surface is very smooth just very discolored. it's on both the plastic center cap and the chrome rim.

thank you for your time!

pintoBC_3sgte
10-26-2010, 12:54 AM
Try wenol polish. I'm not sure it will take away the color but it brought back shine to my rims( polished aluminum) after a few winters with the chemicals and crap they put on the roads

bsherrin
10-26-2010, 09:37 PM
You car looks awesome...

I am most concerned about the color... Will it take it or not? Stains are really really bad...

ChrisD
10-26-2010, 10:03 PM
Power drill, buffing wheel fittings, and several stages of polishing compound. The compound acts just like sandpaper, but by staging it properly will give you a mirror finish. Since the stains are usually just on the surface, this should work as it actually takes a thin layer of metal off.

Check out this post: http://www.celicatech.com/forums/showthread.php?46373-3SGTE-into-my-ST162-quot-FWD-Fury-quot&p=30093772&viewfull=1#post30093772

pintoBC_3sgte
10-28-2010, 12:54 AM
is this the one you got from the pic? Saw it on their site an the pic was the same as the one in the thread
Price: $ 24.99
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SKU: 8263014
Weight: 1.8 pounds
14 pc Aluminum
Polishing compounds, buffing wheels, buffs, felt bobs
3 pc polishing compounds: brown, black, white
113 gram compounds
3 pc 1/4" shank buffing wheels: 2", 3" & 4"
3 pc buffs
5 pc felt bobs 1/4" shank
15,000 RPM max.

ChrisD
10-28-2010, 04:49 PM
We just went in and bought individual supplies & pieces for what made sense on our projects. They have a tonne of different combination packs, separate items, etc. so it was really easy to get everything we needed.

pintoBC_3sgte
10-28-2010, 11:34 PM
Kool thanks. Maybe I'll try giving the rims a good polishing.. Get that super shine back