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What's the best way to polish wheels? My c6s have a little haze/oxidation on them and was looking at trying to remove it. Using mothers billet or aluminum and mag polish on a powercone doesn't work. Gonna need to either sand or use some type of more abrasive polish. Any suggestions?

Here is a pic of some the worse oxidation. I know the clearcoat isn't completely gone. I took this while I was in the process of removing it.

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Also, the outer lip is the oxidized part, the rest of the wheels is polished aluminum
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nevrdull has always worked excellent for me.

you need to make sure it doesn't have a clearcoat {it looks like you have clearcoat pealing}
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I have stripped the clearcoat off. This is the original wheel



This is what the wheels currently look like half polished. You can see a little of the haze between the spokes

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i use this stuff called purple power
its sold at autozone n such

i had kinda grey looking aluminum wheels and some moderate brake dust on my rims and that stuff cleared it right up.. looks almost like chrome its so shiny now
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i use this stuff called purple power
its sold at autozone n such

i had kinda grey looking aluminum wheels and some moderate brake dust on my rims and that stuff cleared it right up.. looks almost like chrome its so shiny now
Hmmm ill look into it. Is it made for aluminum wheels? I've heard coke will work, vinegar, and using flour along with polishing compound will work also.
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Any other suggestions?
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Just get some mother alum polish. Not much you can really do with those that i have seen.
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O and use 4/0 steel wool. Thats where it comes into play.
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O and use 4/0 steel wool. Thats where it comes into play.
Bout to say lol

I've used mothers billet polish and it did
Clear up the oxidation and make it "blend" a little better. But it didn't do shot to the haze. Maybe I should roll them outside toros and are how they look in the sunlight and not the not so good lighting of the basement. Lol

Also, I ordered 3 different rouges and buffing wheels. Anxious to see how they work. The mothers powercone leaves scratches, overall great product. Just not what I want lol
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