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Polishing my Z26 wheels

Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:26 am
by ifixalot
I'm using some mold maker polishing stones to clean up the aluminum after stripping the clear off.
Then I spin them on my Bridgeport mill using a wire brush to shine the surface. Not perfect but much improved
over what they were. I can't wait to put them on the 88 GT. Then I'm coating them with polyurethane.
It takes a few hours per wheel. I just hope it stands up the the weather.
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Re: Polishing my Z26 wheels

Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:40 pm
by Money pit Beretta
They look very nice. Good work!

Re: Polishing my Z26 wheels

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:05 am
by ifixalot
thanks, I just posted because the board seems inactive.
I got two done then a virus hit me.
Oh well, it's best to get it over with before Xmas.

Re: Polishing my Z26 wheels

Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:33 am
by 3X00-Modified
Yes, the forum users have mostly moved on with their cars and the chatter is low.... however the influx of new owners don't know how forums work and live on facebook... There is quite a bit of activity there but I wish they would visit here more to actually see the categorized sections regarding mods and information rather than asking the same damn questions over and over again to only be lost in the facebook feed world... I hate facebook groups.

Re: Polishing my Z26 wheels

Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2016 12:28 pm
by whiteretta
Dang that looks good, awesome job man!

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Re: Polishing my Z26 wheels

Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:56 am
by ifixalot
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I got em all done. I'm thinking of putting some tire dressing under the edges of the rims to try and combat
the corrosion that causes rim leaks. Then I can install them on the 88.

Re: Polishing my Z26 wheels

Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 12:16 pm
by whiteretta
Maybe use some 303? I don't know if it will do much different, but it should hold up better than regular tire dressing, I would imagine. Not sure how either would hold up against the heat of the wheels...

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Re: Polishing my Z26 wheels

Posted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 1:49 pm
by ifixalot
I might that that 303, I see it on Ebay. In the meantime I used Turtle Wax "Ice" that I had lying around.
Below is a pic my 88 with her news shoes.

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Re: Polishing my Z26 wheels

Posted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 6:25 pm
by whiteretta
Looks good! I love that color too. AutoZone sells the 303 now as well!

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