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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old Jan 15th, 02, 04:58 AM Thread Starter
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What is the best wheel polish/ cleaner for polished aluminum wheels?
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Mother's Wheel Polish using nylon pantyhose, followed by spraying Alcoa Alum Sealant IAW instructions. Shine lasts for 6 months.

Optional, wife/girlfriend may/may not be wearing panties at time of use. Makes polishing more interesting if worn while using. You decide.......

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how about using the wife and girlfriend in thier pantyhose at the same time?

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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old Jan 15th, 02, 07:05 AM
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Why not just let the wife/girl friend do the polishing
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post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old Jan 16th, 02, 09:21 AM
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Wenol is awesome polish as well. I use both Mothers and Wenol. They work about the same, if I had to pick one I would take the Wenol.

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Offer to let wife/girlfriend polish your
wheels and you might be soon looking
for a new one......

I use Eagle One polish on my Welds once
every couple of months and keep them waxed
in between polishing(s)
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I have tried quite a few of them (I had M/T wheels on my Z71) and to tell you the truth what it all came down to for me wasn't how well it "polished", but how easy the polish came off...IMHO, most of them do a fine job shining & cleaning, but some are really a pain to get off. The ones I liked were Mothers and one called Xtreme (its a pink impregnated cotton in a black can). I also got a little sample of Simichrome at a car show once...seemed to be a good one.

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Bruce,

Read my reply in this thread:
https://www.camaros.net/forum/Forum8/HTML/000478.html

This works AWSOME and only takes 10-15 minutes per wheel.

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post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old Jan 16th, 02, 11:23 PM Thread Starter
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can you pick up wenol, eagle one, at any local auto parts store, like autozone or any of those other chain of stores?
My weld wheels have spots on them and they need to be cleaned up. I thought about 000 steelwool, but was unsure of that, thinking the aluminum may be too soft for steel wool.
Thanks for the help. Do you think I could us a pair of the wife's thongs to clean them????
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Hey guys, I left it open for you.

I'm not going to tell you to have both wearing the same pair at the same time or each wearing a pair at the same time, but I well belly up to the idea of watching them do it while wearing them, now that could be real interesting.

Make sure the car is parked inside , or remove the wheel and take inside. This is for your neighbor's sake, you wouldn't want them to mow through their flower patch, or run into the garage door, or walk in front of traffic, etc. C'mon, be a good neighbor...

As for using a thong, wheels may be clean already, not much material in a thong, now wearing a thong, hmmmm.....I hope its her wearing it while polishing,

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thong! hhmmmm! maybe you should post a pic
and then we can decide!!!
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Bruce you can get Mothers or Eagle One at a lot of parts stores. Just make sure the polish you buy is specifically for polished Aluminum wheels. I'd try some good polish with a soft cloth before resorting to any steel wool.
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Bruce do not use steel wool on your aluminum wheels or you'll be sorry. In a worse case you would need to break out the drill and a polishing pad. Mothers can be found almost anywhere and I get my Wenol at the local hardware store (you want the stuff in the orange box/tube).

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Bruce,
I am sure that you can get Wenol locally. I ussually get it from Summit out here in Reno (that is local for me). There are three types (color's) I use the Red/orange for heavy cleaning/polishing and the Blue for light duty cleaning and protecting. I only polish about every two-three months out here in the desert. Wenol will remove water/oil/stains easier than mothers from my experience and the shine lasts longer (I use it on Centerline Telstars that were factory polished with no clear coat unlike some of the other wheels out there).

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I like the idea of polishing with a thong, be real easy to get into the cracks with it ha ha ha
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