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Whats the best stuff to get rid of the 'dull' on alloys

Tried 'wonderwheels' and it doesnt seem to work on these wheels....

Anyone know if you can get any sort of small buffing maching to get in the nooks and crannies of Radars ??

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auto glim the best for aly and chrome 8)
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Autosol - bikers favourite, best thing for polishing any brightwork/chrome/alloy etc

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I used Autosol on a scouring pad to polish a set of BRMs. I never wanted them as show standard, so was quite happy with the finish.
If you want to get a deeper shine/finish you'll have keep going with Autosol and a rag rather than the scouring pad.
Try 'frost' and see if they have a polishing set ?
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Most alloys have a clear or silver lacquer coating, so once it starts pitting or crazing the only way to get them back is to have them acid dipped and professionally refinished. There is a company in Birmingham some where that I saw that does this. Just can't remember their name......Doh.

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Bought some autosol today and the wheels are starting to look loads better - 3 hours later - no perfect - but getting there

cheers guys !

might buy some of that stuff from ebay once they are shiney again :cheers:
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slammeddeluxe wrote: Anyone know if you can get any sort of small buffing maching to get in the nooks and crannies of Radars ??
get a buffing wheel for your dremel....??
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ill be looking to polish mine up soon. just wondering if anyone has tried one of these polishing balls?? http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... TQ:GB:1123

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Just ordered one - will let you know what its like :D
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maybe i should be on commission :lol: ive used autosyl in the past, maybe that would be a great lotion to use with the polishing ball. let me know how you get on anyway

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ferkh10 wrote:ill be looking to polish mine up soon. just wondering if anyone has tried one of these polishing balls?? http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... TQ:GB:1123
surely that'l just 'clog' up after the first wheel ????????
i'm thinking some summer wheels and some winter ones :roll:
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We have MWS repro Fuchs on our MK1 daily, they came up really well with autosol and wire wool :D

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