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Polishing stainless steel and alloy wheels.

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by Mark1Stu » Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:59 pm

You all may already know this, but Ive only recently stumbled on a time saving way to clean and polish stainless steel trim (e.g. interceptor sill covers and tailgate surround) and alloy wheels.

Until now, I've used chrome polish and then spent ages rubbing the black residue off the polished item with a cloth.

Now, having applied the chrome polish, I simply wipe over the item with some kitchen cleaner (Aldi's finest) using a dish cloth to capture all the black residue. Then shammy off to avoid streaks.

Too late for this year's concours, but such is life...

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by AlistairT » Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:47 pm

Hi stu, my mechanic mate up my way said furniture polish is great for protecting wire wheels from brake dust ect, I tried it the other day on a chrome wall light and it came up like new
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by DPP » Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:17 pm

Careful not to get it on your discs Alistair.
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by Grant » Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:23 pm

Once Stainless Steel is polished you shouldn't need to use any abrasive polish on it anyway really StuPot, just clean it with any wax or polish as it doesn't tarnish and need any abrasive compound on it.. Obviously Alloy tarnishes so that's a different story when it comes to the wheelsImage
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by kenny38 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:22 pm

There is a product called "Purple" from auto shops. Finest i have ever found. Not cheap but VERY effective. kenny38
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by VFK44 » Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:21 am

kenny38 wrote:There is a product called "Purple" from auto shops. Finest i have ever found. Not cheap but VERY effective. kenny38


Not sure I've got the hang of this.

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by kenny38 » Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:27 am

I try, I damn try! I do like that colour though and shall prepare my whole car with this paint, hopefully in time for the next concours. Kenny38
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by kees » Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:14 pm

Don't forget to apply it on your tools.
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