View Full Version : cleaning up my wheels?
07-09-2007, 07:42 PM
I have a 93 nighthawk 750 & i been tring to get my wheels cleaned up real nice, but there is still have some light marks on them. Is there way i can get them off or should have someone buff the wheels for me?
07-09-2007, 10:04 PM
If they are already polished aluminum you can buff them yourself. They sell a buffing kit at Sears that hooks up to a drill and you use compound to get them to shine better. Use the red or white compound it comes with because the other 2 are kinda harsh for aluminum. You could try one of those Mothers Power balls too, I hear they work good.
If they are painted, you have to be real careful that you don't buff through the paint so I wouldn't buff those at all.
07-10-2007, 12:36 AM
Thanks for your help. I'll try that & see what happens.
07-10-2007, 04:30 PM
Go easy with the compound or you can wear a divit in the wheel. Light pressure works the best then follow up with good aluminum polish. I like Mothers or Eagle One Never Dull, it will look like cotton in a can, just rub it over until you see it turning black then buff off with a soft rag. It will only work on polished surfaces, not rough cast surfaces. If yours are the rough cast surfaces sometimes brake cleaner can get the gunk out. They are a PITA to clean because all the nooks and crannies.
12-18-2007, 03:40 AM
never dull has served me the best.. ive polished hundreds of differant styles of wheels and never dull has been my favorite thus far,
i put a lot of elbow grease into it. basicly take a small piece out of the can. rub it until its gone. (turns your hands black) and like CB750 stated.. whipe it clean with a soft cloth.
as for the rough cast portion...
brake cleaner is what i started using... finding that it cleaned rather well... but evaporated so quickly i had to use tons of it going from wheel to wheel.
what i have recently discovered... is that if I use a foaming OVEN cleaner ... that sets on for 10-15 minutes. wash that clean ... and spray it with a quick layer of brake cleaner.. its much less costly.. and works like magic.
hope it helps.
At wallmart I buy in the automotive section a product called Purple Power and used that on my tires and rims to get brake dust off and it was a spray on let sit a couple of minutes and rinse off.
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