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08Hemi 01-31-2011 09:47 PM

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 :lol: 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

Here are a couple pics...

Scottina06 01-31-2011 10:59 PM

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

pattyboy 01-31-2011 11:24 PM

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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 02-01-2011 11:22 AM

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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.

08Hemi 02-09-2011 01:43 PM

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I believe they are cleared Scott...does that change things a lot?

thanks Greg for the product that will work on a cleared or metal finish?

B.P.O.D 02-09-2011 01:53 PM

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dear bradley cooper,

any wax will work on clear, its like your paint clear

Scottina06 02-09-2011 02:00 PM

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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

TJXJWJ 02-20-2011 06:39 PM

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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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