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hey guys what are you using for polishing wheels . I have a set of ccw wheels that i want to polish without spending hours getting rid of the black stuff that comes out of aluminum. any sugestions thanks
 

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adams polish #1
 

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mothers +2
used it on my rx7, full polish motorcycle, etc... best shine i found..
 

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Never-Dull then finishing off with mothers, like chrome!
 

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Before I start I run CCW Classics and they are fully polished, centers and rings.

What kinda CCW's are you running?



flitz polish #1
^ hmm kinda thought you would be more into something else... like maybe adams? whats your opinion on adams polish ohrly?

mothers billet
^ true better than regular mothers ... I like this as well... but I dont think its the best... I want to try adams before I say mothers billet.

Never-Dull then finishing off with mothers, like chrome!
^ have a few cans of never-dull around but I never like the way it comes out with them... I have followed never-dull with eagle1... and I have half a can left of eagle one so I need to use that up before I buy more mothers billet... but I might try Adams polish next.

So I know that eagle one sucks vs mothers billet.
but I now want to try adams polish and maybe flitz... I think I have some flitz around...
 

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I've used Adams Metal Polish #1. It creates the "black stuff" you're talking about but the finish comes out really good. The "black stuff" isn't too hard to wipe off. I've also used P21S Polishing Soap. It creates less "black stuff" and it's easier to use but not as effective as Adams Metal Polish #1. If your wheels need a lot of TLC then I'd recommend Adams Metal Polish #1. I've used both of these on my CCW 505A wheels.
 

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well that black stuff is aluminum oxide... you need to wipe it off as it comes up and out.. and keep polishing till it does not come out of the aluminum anymore.. then you have clean polished aluminum...

Adams has made a new metal polish... its suppoed to be better than the #2... its called the #1 ...

When using the Mothers, use plenty of polish so it doesnt dry out and scratch. Also, use soft scrap leather with the polish instead of cloth.

If you want a mirror polish, but dont need an optically flat surface, you can use a fine rubber wheel to polish out scratches, gives a bright surface, but slightly wavy when polished.

Aluminum and stainless are the worst to polish because you cant just buff out the scratches like on brass or silver. FYI, you wet sand stainless also, but it takes a completely different set of tricks to get a mirror polish. I had to resort to wheels intended for polishing platinum….

Rio Grande jewelers supply has some nifty Scotch Brite wheels and special dremel points if you need to speed things up. I generally prefer to sand by hand then use a powered wheel to polish. But with the scotchbrite wheels you can get 90% of the quality in say 5 minutes.
 

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How to make the polish

first polish list: (ingredients)

1 bar (large) of <font color=green>green</font color=green> jewelers rouge.
1 gallon low odor mineral spirits (walmart has it for $1.99)
1 one liter pop bottle with lid (large opening the best)
1 bottle of liquid carnuba wax.

(tools)
a couple pieces of news paper
sharp pocket knife
maybe a funnel

(directions)
(1) take the bar of jewelers rouge and your pocket knife and shave about a third of it to powder with your knife onto the spread out news paper. (the jewelers rouge should have been about 8" long to start with) The finer you get it (the shavings) the better. when you get a pretty good pile put that inside of the pop bottle so the bottle is about 1/3 the way full with the powder.

(2) next take the liquid carnuba wax and put about an inch of it in the pop bottle. This preserves the shine.

(3) next fill the bottle to where it starts to neck down with the low odor mineral spirits. Shake the mix good and set it by a heater or out in the sun for a couple of hours. when it get warm shake it good. It should be a liquidly paste by now.

APPLICATION

always use a terry cloth rag to put the polish on and do not get it wet (with water). Rub the polish in circles on the item like you would any other polish till it turns black. Let it dry all the way, usually doesn't take too long. Next remove the polish using a soft cotton rag, nothing else..... it will shine, but if you want it done right do it over again. You need to polish until there is not any more black stuff coming off.

GOOD TRICK

when you are satisfied you have all of the black stuff removed and no more will come off wipe the item down with a soft cotton cloth. Next get some flower and sprinkle the flower onto the aluminum. Get a clean cotton cloth and buff it out real good. The flower will clean any remaining polish and tarnish out of the pors and any scratches that may be in the project.

Jewelers rouge comes in three different grits:

red is course
green is medium
white is fine

I have a batch of the white polish that I made up just like the green. The green is good all around for aluminum, brass, bronze, etc. The carnuba wax that is in it helps preserve the shine for quite some time. You may want to touch it up every once in a while by using a light coat of the polish every now and then.

The white will put the best shine on items. You can use it after the green to make it like a mirror.

The jewelers rouge is available at most truck stops. It comes in a bar about 8 inches long and is fairly cheap.

Give this a try and you will not be dissatisfied, believe me, this stuff is awesome.

The other polishes with impregnated cotton (quator, never dull) are basically cotton, lighter fluid, and a low concentrate of white jewelers rouge. There is not any wax to preserve the shine and when wet is highly flammable.

This polish does not take long to make and a bottle will last a long time. One bottle lasted me for about 8 months or so ...
 

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^ hmm kinda thought you would be more into something else... like maybe adams? whats your opinion on adams polish ohrly?
Its adams polish not flitz polish thats used here.
my goof, mixed the 2 names together.
 
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