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.
1969 Daytona Yellow RS/SS
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????
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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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.
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).
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).
Thanks for all the help, guy's. I,m going to try wenol,a diaper, and the flour trick. I heard a similar trick with corn starch, on the paint after you wax it. this should remove the swirl marks. any comments on that?? My old boss in a body shop told me that one.
I have used most if not all mentioned above (and others) and have had success with all of them. They are all good products.
But I remembered using Simachrome on my motorcycles 30 years ago with results that made many people thing that the cases on my Honda were chromed. I found out it was still available a couple of years ago and I now use it on all my aluminum parts on all my cars with great results. This stuff can be bought at most motorcycle shops I guess, but I have a guy here at work pick it up for me at the local Harley shop when he is there. You won't be disappointed.
R. Stacho (a.k.a. Mytmouse)
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