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Polishing the lip on Rock Warrior wheels . . .

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Aron9000, Jul 20, 2018.

  1. Jul 20, 2018 at 8:38 PM

    Aron9000 [OP] New Member

    Apr 22, 2018
    First Name:
    Need some advice on how to get these scratches out. Just purchased these wheels for a song, great deal, I love that they're 17" diameter, tires are cheaper and personally I love that huge sidewall/smaller wheel look. Makes it look more like a monster truck.

    Anyways, need some advice on how to fix these scratches on the polished outer band part. All 4 wheels have scratches like this. Is this a clear coated alumnium finish? Or is it bare alumnium, where I can polish on it?(I know what to do there). Am I going to have to sand off the clear coat to get the scratches out?

    I figured worse case scenario I have a couple extra cans of black plasti dip and can always go that route. I know the band comes off as well, easier to polish it with it on or off the wheel??



    I'm sure a professional wheel refinishing company would be able to get that outer hoop looking like new again for a price. I'd like to give this a whack myself before I go that route, the whole reason I bought used wheels was to save $$$$.
  2. Jul 20, 2018 at 9:05 PM

    Sas Humor is everywhere

    Jul 16, 2018
    First Name:
    OKC, OK
    '17 SR5 CM TSS 4WD MGM 5.7 FF
    Lost track after #1.
    These videos do a pretty good job on explaining how to do wheel repair. I actually used one of them to repair the curb rash and gouges on the painted wheels for the car I just sold. They turned out great. One is for aluminum rims. I'd take off that ring first tho.


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