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Old 08-01-2004, 11:31 PM
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well i decided to polish a set of si rims that were originally gunmetal. i got the paint off and sanded with a fine grit and used some mothers polish but they came out horrible. i would like some advice on how to take out all the fine scratches if anyone know.

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high grit sandpaper? and some rubbing compound?
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they look good in the first pick
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use finer grit then polish again. look slike you used rockpaper
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by Br1anPham &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">use finer grit then polish again. look slike you used rockpaper</TD></TR></TABLE>

btw: how long did it take you to do 1 wheel?
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highest grit u can find haha good going
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it took me about 30 minutes
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ya know what, that doesnt look too good, but the effort is there, keep trying bro, and post pics if u get it done right, id like to see this
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Old 08-02-2004, 12:57 AM
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2000 grit.
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Old 08-02-2004, 01:16 AM
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look to bling bling for me, but thats just my opinion, i like sleeper... speaking about that i need sleep x-P
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by drastikchangez &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"></TD></TR></TABLE>
ouch, use a much higher grit and then use some high quality polishing ****. Maybe Meguiar's or Mother's or something like that
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I would suggest some rubbing compound.
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wow, looks really nice ... just work out those scratches and it will look mad hot y0
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first pic looks like madd blingage y0!
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They look pretty good..
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bling bling
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Looks cool Just fine tone them. Then them ***** will be off the chain
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by hatchling37 &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">
use some high quality polishing ****. Maybe Meguiar's or Mother's or something like that</TD></TR></TABLE>

he said he used mother's...
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nice blingin rims! perfect for mad pimpin!
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i work at a body shop and ive polished out rims to come out looking like chrome, i was also thinkin about doin this to my si rims but im not sure yet. Heres what you need to do

Sand it with 400, if the scratches are still too deep try 320, but then when they come out hit it with 400, then 800, then 1200, and then 2000 if you want to get it really mint. Try mag and aluminum polish and some rubbing compound with a buffer. You can even wet sand to get a smooth finish.

You can repeat those steps untill they are perfect, those rims arent runined but you used too low of a grit to start out with, you should have chemically stripped them first, then sanded from there
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i like them better stock!
 
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i was like well goddamn that's sweet when i saw the 1st picture, but don't let the little scratches be discouraging, just get an extremely high grit sand paper like everyones saying and RC
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by DANgerous &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">bling bling </TD></TR></TABLE>
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that's somethin' you don't see everyday
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