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Old 10-31-2009, 09:57 PM   #1
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Polished wheels

Any special cleaner i should be using on polished wheels??? Just curious, i know they not chrome but anything i could use to clean them better and have them shine a little more???? Really not a fan of polished wheels frames etc but it came on the bike when i purchased it...

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Blue Magic works about the best I've seen.
IMO blue magic sucks. the smell gets to you after a while and doesnt do any good...

i like to use mothers smells great and gives me badass results (assuming the rest of the polishing (aluminum) process was done right...

oh and yes u can find that at walmart too

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black powder coat works even better! I had polished wheels once, never again.
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Look for a metal can called Extreeme, or something similar. It has crocus cloth impregnated with polish, best thing for quick touchups. I have used it by itself on a Coke can to completely shine it up.. made a believer.

Mothers is da bestest.

Another thing you can try is polish them up with Mothers, and use a little flour on the rag for final polish; helps pull the remaining polish from the pores. Then give it a good coat of quality car wax. The wax helps to seal the surface and keep the water spots from forming, and brake dust doesn't adhere as easily.
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IMO blue magic sucks. the smell gets to you after a while and doesnt do any good...
That's cause you're not using it correctly.

The trick with any aluminum polish is to continue to use it as it gets black, the more heat it generates the better the process. Also make sure to use a microfiber or similar cloth so as not to scratch while polishing.

The smell is the chemicals in the Blue Magic that also help polish the aluminum.

Yes, Mothers is good, but I've gotten better results on several of the show bikes I've done with Blue Magic. My 2 cents, ymmv.
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^^ well i've polished wheels, valve covers, intake manifolds, frames, swingarms etc... to show quality finish. when i first started out blue magic was one of the first kind of polishes i've tried on my intake and i didnt see any results after fine grit (1k+) sanding.

shoppped around and picked up mothers, difference was night and day. i used both polishes per instuctions and used cotton buffing wheels.


if it works for u thats great. but im just stating my exp with blue magic and mothers
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