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Yorkie
06-22-2007, 06:00 AM
I'm having some trouble with the polished lip on my rims. The front is way worse than the rear. I can't for the life of me get them to shine like new again and I've only had them for a couple of months.

I've tried Eagle One rim cleaner and Spray Nine with a scrubbing brush. I've tried Mothers metal polish and never dull but none of it works.

The finish has kind of a dull haze or film on it.

Any ideas?

Deneb
07-02-2007, 01:23 PM
I'm having some trouble with the polished lip on my rims. The front is way worse than the rear. I can't for the life of me get them to shine like new again and I've only had them for a couple of months.

I've tried Eagle One rim cleaner and Spray Nine with a scrubbing brush. I've tried Mothers metal polish and never dull but none of it works.

The finish has kind of a dull haze or film on it.

Any ideas?

I think your lips have clearcoat on them which is why they are dull.
When new they will shine, but not long afterward with abrasives such as found in the Mothers, they will dull bc you are scratching the finish.

What I suggest is using a buffing ball which will give you much better results than hand cleaning/polishing.
I have a Flitz ball I attach to my drill and it spins at 1800
rpm.
Makes a big difference.
One other factor is the make of the wheels.

Yorkie
07-06-2007, 10:59 PM
Yes, the wheels look nice but are not the best quality materials for sure.

Where would I find a Flitz ball? Never heard of them.

Vicman17
08-22-2007, 05:09 AM
I'm having some trouble with the polished lip on my rims.

I've tried Mothers metal polish and never dull but none of it works.

The finish has kind of a dull haze or film on it.

Try Mother's Powerball or Powerball Mini. I think I saw it at CT. Also, Metal polish won't work on clearcoated rims. They only work on bare metal like old-style mag wheels as well as SS exhaust tips.