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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-31-2004, 08:12 PM Thread Starter
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Question Rim Polishing

I am thinking about having the lips of my rims polished, but leaving the spoke black. I a mcurious what I would have to do to keep the polish looking new and not get dulled out? It would look like this:
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-31-2004, 09:43 PM
 
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i love it when my girl polishes the lip of my rim (just a little bit, as not to be gay or anything...lol)
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you got two ways of doing it.
1st way is to mask off rim and spread stripper onto the areas you want polished. with this
finish it will be good but the rims have little tiny grooves in them. this way it will be shiny.

2nd way is the way im doing it. i striped them down and been sanding from 150,220,400,600
800,1000,1200,1500 and finally 2000. then im used a little wheel i bought from sears for 5bucks
and got some mothers polish. and the wheels look like mirrors. and since the rims now have
a smooth surface not much should stick to them.

i also did this process to anyting that could be polished on the bike. ive been using mothers

there is a product called Zoopseal that is a once a year polish. havent tired it personally but
ive heard its a good product.

ill post pics when the project is fully complete.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-01-2004, 08:12 AM
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My 600's wheels were done by sanding them, and then using a polishing compound like mother's. you can see a pic in my gallery of what they will look like when finished. Boy they look sooooo nice.
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