Originally Posted by tomrzk
I have 08 Mustang GT wheels on my car and they have light scratches I'm guessing from washing them. I have bought a buffing rouge from home depot but not sure if this is the way to go. What do you suggest is the best way to permanently remove these scratches?
I've never purchased or used the rouge from Home Depot, and I assume that this is a 'red rouge'(rouge=red). Red Rouge compound, is considered to be in the Fine Finish Compound
range, and it is normally used on brass, copper, gold, pewter, sterling or silver plate, nickel or chrome plate, and plastics like Baklite or Formica. Generally aluminum compounds start in the Coarse Compound
range--Black Emery-- and go up the sprectrum from there in this order ---Brown Tripoli, White Diamond, ending with Blue All Purpose. Start with the least aggressive compound (sound familiar?) first, and change up to next level of aggressiveness, etc., until you are satisfied with desired results. (Note: If you want, give the red rouge from Home Depot a try--if you're not happy with the results,you can always go back to the Aliminum compound chart and have a "do over"). Seal/wax with your favorite aluminum dressing.