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    Re: Clear coat aluminum wheels

    Give it a try, but you might need to step up to a rotary polisher with airway buffing wheels to remove the sanding marks. Please post some pictures of the process. Good luck!

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    Re: Clear coat aluminum wheels

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    So here's the plan, now that the wheels are back from sandblasting.

    I'm going to wet sand them 600, 800, then 1000 grit.

    After that I'll use Wolfgang MetallWerk Aluminum Polishing Kit. Ill apply it with Lake Country 6.5 FLAT Pads starting with yellow, then white, then blue.

    Once it's fully polished I'll finish the job with Wolfgang Uber Ceramic Coating Complete Kit.
    Your going to polish sanding marks with a 6.5" pad? Is this a rotary or DA?

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    Re: Clear coat aluminum wheels

    Quote Originally Posted by Will12785 View Post
    So here's the plan, now that the wheels are back from sandblasting.

    I'm going to wet sand them 600, 800, then 1000 grit.

    After that I'll use Wolfgang MetallWerk Aluminum Polishing Kit. Ill apply it with Lake Country 6.5 FLAT Pads starting with yellow, then white, then blue.

    Once it's fully polished I'll finish the job with Wolfgang Uber Ceramic Coating Complete Kit.
    My advice before you do anything else...give Evans Detailing and Polishing out of chilton wisconsin a call. Those wheels would be right up his allie. Atleast ask for some advice.
    Evan knows his stuff and is damn good.

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    Re: Clear coat aluminum wheels

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobby B. View Post
    Give it a try, but you might need to step up to a rotary polisher with airway buffing wheels to remove the sanding marks. Please post some pictures of the process. Good luck!
    Thanks. I'll look into that.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rsurfer View Post
    Your going to polish sanding marks with a 6.5" pad? Is this a rotary or DA?
    DA. If that won't work I'm open to suggestions. This is my first time doing this level of work.

    Quote Originally Posted by opie View Post
    My advice before you do anything else...give Evans Detailing and Polishing out of chilton wisconsin a call. Those wheels would be right up his allie. Atleast ask for some advice.
    Evan knows his stuff and is damn good.
    I will look him up.

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    Re: Clear coat aluminum wheels

    The only way that I have ever been able to get rid of sanding marks is ending with 3600 grit paper, and using a hybrid wool pad on a rotary. A DA won’t touch it. I don’t know how you get a rotary inside all the complicated radaii and surfaces of a wheel.
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    Re: Clear coat aluminum wheels

    Quote Originally Posted by glen e View Post
    The only way that I have ever been able to get rid of sanding marks is ending with 3600 grit paper, and using a hybrid wool pad on a rotary. A DA won’t touch it. I don’t know how you get a rotary inside all the complicated radaii and surfaces of a wheel.
    You can mount a buffing pad and use the side edge to get in pretty easily though those are often used with rouge bars for the polishing product. But I’d also agree you want to get up past 2000 grit before starting on polishing metal.

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