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Old 01-31-2011, 10:47 PM
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Question Polished-lip detail - Rim

I want to detail the lips on my rims. Do you guys have a product recommendation????? I figured someone likes clean lips Anybody use a "powerball" or whatever it is called on the end of their drill? Or just an applicator like you do for wax? Thanks in advance..+rep for detailed responses and/or product links

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Re: Polished-lip detail - Rim

are they cleared?
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Re: Polished-lip detail - Rim

power ball to messy .do it by Hand... with mother polish like scott suggested check to see if its clear coat....unless you mask or protect the rest of the wheel some how
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Re: Polished-lip detail - Rim

I recommend a hand polish with a quality metal polish like Optimum Metal Polish. It does a great job of removing oxidation, water marks, embedded brake dust, etc. If you have any other questions please let me know.
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I believe they are cleared Scott...does that change things a lot?


thanks Greg for the product link...so that will work on a cleared or metal finish?
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Re: Polished-lip detail - Rim

dear bradley cooper,

any wax will work on clear, its like your paint clear
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if they are cleared then use what Greg recommended....if not you can use a wadding polish to remove the oxidation
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Re: Polished-lip detail - Rim

For uncleared, definitely Wenol or Nevr Dull.
If it is cleared, I'd recommend a paint cleaner (meguairs off the shelf) or a wheel cleaner that specifically states it's safe for painted wheels, followed by as many coats of wax as you have the patience for.
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