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Tips & options for expertly rim polish

rim-polishTo eliminate small scratches or the former glory of its wheels to restore, can be in different ways, the surface of the rim polish. What methods are recommended and what you need to learn here. Who his wheels would polish, should provide appropriate environmental conditions and safe working medium in the first step. This means:

– Make sure there is good lighting in order to assess your polishing result at any time accurately.

– Avoid both cold and damp rooms. This can cause the polishing paste bonded to the metal.

– Wear safety goggles and a dust mask (respirator). Aluminum dust is very fine-grained.

Assigns the rim damage on (nicks or scratches), an Alloy wheels repair be carried out. But be careful: If it is a hairline fracture, the rim must not be used. Sometimes a repair is worth not well priced. Then it is advisable to find new AMG rims online.

Instructions for polishing aluminum wheels:

Remove the clear coat

If the wheels have a surface coating, this must be removed first. Suitable for this is a commercial stain. When stripping is essential to wear rubber gloves because Paint strippers are extremely aggressive chemical compounds normally.

Roughing

If the rim even after stripping is not in polish able condition (paint residue, irregularities), must be pre-sanded. For this purpose, sisal is used. These can also be used for pre-polishing use.

Our tip:

For the polishing of round or narrow rims beds located sisal intrinsically much better than cotton polishing wheels.

Polishing

Now it comes to it, to polish the rims. You will need polishing wheels (cotton) and polishing pastes. When polishing the rims it is important to process the surfaces slowly and smoothly, otherwise there may be irregularities arise. In addition, it is advisable, the discs in between too rough several times. Cotton discs can be used 400 (or better) from about grain.

Finish

Do you have the surfaces of your aluminum wheels polished smooth (about up to a grain size of 800), it’s time to finish. For this, discs are made of flannel.

Have polish also steel rims?

Even steel wheels can be polished. However, this requires considerably softer Ceramic abrasives are required than with aluminum wheels. It must also after polishing with a clear varnish or an acrylic clear coat the surface sealed (powder coated), otherwise quickly rust forms.

Danger:

In multi-part steel rims there is the danger that the paint does not seal perfectly in the seams (between star and bowl) anybody. In such a case, the formation of rust and corrosion spots cannot be avoided.

If alloy wheels are painted again after polishing?

If rim resealed after polishing with lacquer, the risk is very high that the new paint chips again. Who wants to have a new layer of lacquer, therefore should not polish, but:

– Remove paint

– Sandblast

– Repaint and powder coating

Would you like a part of the rim polishing and another painting (for example, the rim flanges polish and the rest of the rim with lacquer seal), should this first polishing and then the painting done. Because paint comes on the polished surfaces can easily this remove. By contrast, the painted part of the rim can be easily damaged during polishing.