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Old 03-06-2007, 02:20 PM   #1
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Rim Polishing ......

where can i go to get my rims polished? does anyone here know someone that does that.

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Old 03-06-2007, 02:57 PM   #2
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Are yours currently painted? If they are, Aircraft Paint stripper takes it right off but smells like .

Simply polishing is easy and can be done yourself, but can be a pain in the rear to maintain. It oxidizes and they have to be polished with something like Mother's every so often.

I have the lip polished on both of mine. If you need pics or instructions, let me know.

I'd chrome them if I were overly concerned about it. There are downsides to doing that as well though.
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Old 03-06-2007, 03:03 PM   #4
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2fast does really good work
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This may seem obvious but...
Do NOT let stripper get on the tires. Demount before starting.
Chrome ads more weight than you might think to the wheel which is bad for handling. Chrome is VERY hard and tends to crack and peel after a while from the flexing that the wheel does.
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Old 03-06-2007, 04:23 PM   #6
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where can i go to get my rims polished? does anyone here know someone that does that.

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go down to scott street, any ho will polish yo rim for a 20 or so.
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Old 03-06-2007, 04:24 PM   #7
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where can i go to get my rims polished? does anyone here know someone that does that.

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why not let me powdercoat em either chrome or a color to match your bike?
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go down to scott street, any ho will polish yo rim for a 20 or so.
I heard they used to do nice job on telephone...
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Old 03-06-2007, 04:26 PM   #9
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Polishing requires a lot of upkeep. Just an FYI
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Old 03-06-2007, 04:38 PM   #10
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why not let me powdercoat em either chrome or a color to match your bike?
+100000000000

everybody and their mom has polished/chrome rims (that's not custom, just in case you were thinking so) let Scoot PC them for ya to match the bike!! easier to keep it lookin' clean, and not like everyone else's (unless you do black )
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go down to scott street, any ho will polish yo rim for a 20 or so.
LOL first thing i thought when i read it also
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LOL first thing i thought when i read it also

+1, it's scary that there are so many warped, sick minds around.
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why not let me powdercoat em either chrome or a color to match your bike?
Have you done any rims yet?? I am still wanting to do the ones on my gixxer orange!
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Have you done any rims yet?? I am still wanting to do the ones on my gixxer orange!
I've done craploads of rims
I'll send ya some color links and you pick the color, I buy it and do the wheels
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Plus one on the powder coating, but if you want them polished I have a guy I use that does awesome work. Give me a shout at the shop tomorrow and I'll dig up his number for you.
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could do aircraft stipper and have it clear coated.. maybe powder coat clear coat.. would look nice and hold up.
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How hard would it be to re-chrome wheels. What if your chrome is already starting to peel? Scoot, anyone else?
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How hard would it be to re-chrome wheels. What if your chrome is already starting to peel? Scoot, anyone else?
if the chrome is peeling, its hard to make em look good. You can sandblast and then use a matte or satin finish color to hide the imperfections in the base or you can always soak em in a tub with a clean piece of metal in one end and the rim on the other, like a trash can.
Now, fill up your bucket with enough warm water to completely submerge the rim, adding one tablespoon of washing soda as you fill. Place your rim on one end of your tub, with the clean electrode at the other end. Hook up your cables to the charger, positive to positive and negative to negative. Now this is important. Hook the positive cable to the electrode and the negative cable to your rim in the tub. Don't get them reversed or you'll spend a weekend cleaning your electrode at the expense of the rim. You might want to put on some elbow-length rubber gloves if you're going to be fishing around in the tub. The washing soda is pretty base and will damage your hands. You're now ready to plug in your charger. I've found that drawing 8 amps through the tub will lift off most paint and "convert" the rust in a few days. Depending on the condition of the piece to be "de-rusted", gunk will accumulate at the top of the tub, which you'll need to skim off to keep the charger from shorting and then sandblast and either get em rechromed or PC them a chrome or any color.
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