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Alloy Wagon wheels... old to new again


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Posted 09 June 2003 - 08:31 PM

Here's a pic of clantieri's good work.....

<img src="http://www.ultimatesubaru.org/80s/mick/chriswheels.jpg" style="border:0;"/>

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Posted 09 June 2003 - 08:35 PM

beautiful :D :D

#3 Guest_beauregaardhooligan_*

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Posted 09 June 2003 - 08:47 PM

'Attaboy, Chris!

#4 Guest_richierich_*

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Posted 09 June 2003 - 09:24 PM

That is flippen awesome. How did he do that again?

#5 Guest_NV Zeno_*

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Posted 09 June 2003 - 09:31 PM

Verrrrry nice!

Good show!:D

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Posted 09 June 2003 - 09:35 PM

Whoa mamma those look great, give me the recipe! Get a set of wheel locks now too.

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Posted 09 June 2003 - 09:36 PM

Here's some text from Chris....

"The one on the right is after SOS pads, two types of compound, aluminum wheel polish and rustoleum flat black paint. Pretty nice, huh? Only 4 hours and a sore elbow.....3 more to go....ughhhh..."

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Posted 09 June 2003 - 11:07 PM

They are beautiful. But you cheated; inside rim is still bad............just kidding.

#9 Guest_moosens_*

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Posted 09 June 2003 - 11:13 PM

Shooooooey that looks sweet!!!!

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Posted 10 June 2003 - 12:03 AM

:eek: very nice!!!!!:D

Scott

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Posted 10 June 2003 - 02:27 AM

I had to polish the alloys on my Harley last week. Lots of oxidation, but not as bad as those wheels. I have some 2in ScotchBrite pads that fit on my die grinder, they made short work of the stuff. Mixed a concoction of mothers and some stuff from work, and they shine like the one that Clantieri did. Nice work!
Rob

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Posted 19 June 2003 - 07:01 AM

Thanks for posting that Mick and thanks for the complements guys. Man those should look sweet on my 84 wagon with my new snow tires from Moosens. Just need to finsh the other 3. Will post pics when they are rollin'!
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Chris

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Posted 19 June 2003 - 08:39 AM

So to shorten the work, I'm looking at using power tools... You say you put scotch brite pads on the end of a die grinder...how do you do that...?
other power tools that people prefer for this work?
No longer willing to do the elbow routine so much... Too many wheels...
Thanks for any replies...

Jonathan in seattle

#14 Guest_Turbone_*

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Posted 19 June 2003 - 08:47 AM

The pads are made for a rubber fitting that mounts to a die grinder. You might be able to find them on a tool truck or Tool Town maybe.
Rob

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Posted 19 June 2003 - 10:16 AM

thanks so much

any preferences in die grinders?
like dewalt, heavy duty power or little bitty 1/4 stuff i see like dremels?
I have a feeling 3 amps dewalt style is a better tool.
you use air power?

thanky

jonathan in seattle

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Posted 19 June 2003 - 10:37 AM

well.... since I started down this polishing road... i've come up with a couple bits of info if others are interested...

the following post is helpful..

ttp://www.rx7turboturbo.com/robrobinette/polish.htm

j

#17 Guest_audifans_*

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Posted 19 June 2003 - 11:43 AM

and what the hell:
www.78ta.com/rims.htm

another detailed description of the process

j.

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Posted 19 June 2003 - 12:08 PM

my mistake on previous

www.rx7turboturbo.com/rob...polish.htm

j




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