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Old 11-27-2014, 12:14 AM
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Rejuvenated a set of used Mopar wheels

So I bought a set of used 18" Mopar wheels for off-roading (currently I have 20" on my Overland), they were in good shape for the price I paid for them but I decided to make them look better..
Sorry I didn't take before photos but here's the photo sent to me from the seller before the deal, they are painted in black and clear coated:



Cleaning and decontaminating process:
- Rinsed with hose.
- Cleaned with CG All Clean+ 1:10 (dwell, scrub with wheel woollies & rinse).
- Cleaned with Sonax Full Effect (dwell, scrub with wheel woollies & rinse).
- Nanoskin mitt with ONR lube.
- Dried with MF towels and air dried.
- Chemical paint cleaning with DP Prep Polish and black MF towels.

Here's a photo of the test 5th wheel (spare) after cleaning and just tested the compound on 1 or 2 spokes:



Polishing and Coating process:
- Meguiar's Ultimate Compound using Meguiars's Dynacone at full speed on the drill.
- Optimum Finish Polish using the same Meg's Dynacone but at half speed on the drill and I cleaned it with a brush and MF towel before polishing.
- IPA wipe down.
- Coated with CarPro Dlux using cotton pads to wipe on and suede cloth to wipe off after a couple minutes.

Here's a photo after polishing and coating, not perfect but much better now:



I'll take more photos after putting them on with the new AT tires..

Observations/issues:
I primed the foam cone well with good amount of product before I start and I divided each wheel to 6 sections and was using ample amount of product for each sections..
- Meg's UC was dusting like crazy and very little working time! I don't know if that's normal or because of the high rotation speed on the drill, .
- The Dynacone started shedding foam in the middle of polishing step and I don't think it can be used again it's shredded now, I think it's because I didn't wash it after compounding but I didn't have time to wash it and wait for it another day to dry.

Here's the Dynacone after polishing:

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Old 11-27-2014, 09:31 AM
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Re: Rejuvenated a set of used Mopar wheels

Man, they look so good now, I'd hate to get them dirty off-roading, LOL

Top work!
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Old 11-27-2014, 12:02 PM
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Re: Rejuvenated a set of used Mopar wheels

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Man, they look so good now, I'd hate to get them dirty off-roading, LOL



Top work!

Thanks, my off-roading will be mostly in soft sand so no worries ☺


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Are these rims "winter proof"? Or will they mark up / corrode really fast in salt / sand?
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Are these rims "winter proof"? Or will they mark up / corrode really fast in salt / sand?

I have no idea, never seen "winter proof" in their description anywhere.


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Re: Rejuvenated a set of used Mopar wheels

Nice job!

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- The Dynacone started shedding foam in the middle of polishing step and I don't think it can be used again it's shredded now, I think it's because I didn't wash it after compounding but I didn't have time to wash it and wait for it another day to dry.

Here's the Dynacone after polishing:


I wash my pads mid job all the time to keep them clear. I just wash then spin them on high for a bit. Sometimes I hit it with some compressed air too to speed things up. A little left over water never hurt anything IMO.
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I wash my pads mid job all the time to keep them clear. I just wash then spin them on high for a bit. Sometimes I hit it with some compressed air too to speed things up. A little left over water never hurt anything IMO.
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I thought washing and drying will take much time and I was in a hurry.. But lesson learned now
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Re: Rejuvenated a set of used Mopar wheels

Sun shot with the new tires (I'm gonna coat them with Tuf Shine soon)..
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Looks good man


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GCs look SO much better with an A/T tire!
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