Where to start. Recently I wanted to restore my wheels they were starting to bother me…well actually its been bothering me every since I saw it there. I finally decided to try some tools out with different polishes. I tried Chemical guys Power Ball no go grooves to small, same with Mothers 360 which was working half ass until i gave it more umpph and it broke. I now have some drill kit that contains different size drill pads except one that will actually get in 90° bends. Also, I’m not familiar with what chrome is dipped on but I believe in some spots that it actually is starting to wear down to that where I was using this new kit. Anyone have any suggestions rather than me having them stripped and redipped. Which its actually cheaper just buying new ones. I currently have Mothers rim polish restorer, Chemical guys heavy and light polish restorer and Semichrome polish. The kit is sold on Amazon and was in top 30 I believe for polish tools.
At this point I will try anything since before going with power tools. I tried using White Diamond since local auto store representative said it was the best to use by hand and spent hours like over 30-45 minutes a wheel. So what is shown on some of the pics was after that but also prior to power tools. The better pics with swirling marks was obvious after power tools.
Do I need a dremmel and use that type of disc? I wonder if there is a local auto shop that can fix them. If so what would they use? I’ve already spent lots of time and over $75 in polishes with improvements not yet to my liking though.
Bar Keepers’ Friend popped into my mind.
Thats an inside joke for us outside folks I suppose.
@daveinwarshington Any ideas?
They’re pretty pitted. I’m not if sure that’ll buff out.
Burn the car for insurance money.
Safe for chrome? This all started after I took it to the dealership for some recall or they called it special bulletin. Anyway they gave it a free car wash adding tire shine. Well long story short I went to pick it up vehicle which tire shine was already settled on the rims. I didn’t think anything of it and drove off. Now its been a headache since.
I use Bar Keepers on lots of stuff.
It’s a non-abrasive powder.
I also have 0000 steel wool for some things that are tougher to clean.
I assume you have already tried a fine-grade rubbing compound.
Have you tried “new car”?
Or “different car”? I know a guy. We can call and see if the baby daddy ant farm special is still available.
No, what I’ve tried was only what was previously mentioned above. I’m open to any suggestions. Someone I work with sais a pressure washer might work.
Speaking of which, what kind of car is Woot getting for its birthday?
tried to get a geo metro but the budget can’t stretch that far
But without a TTHH this month…
The baby daddy ant farm special is $1533, but he’s got a two for $3500 deal.
Okay penguin your getting off topic!