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Old 01/22/2010, 08:07 AM   #1
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Default DIY: Wheel polishing

Everytime I polish out a set of wheels I get alot of questions on how to do it. So if I get any more basic questions I will link you here


here is a basic write up on honda tech.


http://www.honda-tech.com/showthread...heel+polishing

there are differnt ways to do it and results can bling harder





***EDIT**IF ANYONE WANTS TO PAY FOR THIS SERVICE PM ME

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Old 01/22/2010, 04:58 PM   #2
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Thanks. This will come in handy once spring comes around.

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Old 01/23/2010, 12:52 AM   #3
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good link erok, shouldve read that when i polished my blades


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Old 01/23/2010, 01:41 AM   #4
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wow great diy if i every get any chrome wheels or "polished" wheels i am definetly doing this


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Old 01/23/2010, 05:16 PM   #5
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heres some random pics of wheels I have stripped in the past. nothing to great. have some more pics I need to find


5thgen accord wheels that where black


Stripped down blades


blades on the ed hatch


stripped like 3 different colors off these hx wheels lol...then painted them white



Last 3 pics I got off my phone

stripped some fat 5's. also stripped the beatdown center caps and polished them out


these blades were painted gold and the tires were also lol


and the current wheels I am working on.


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after seeing these all I can say is:

EROK FOR THE WIN!!!

I'm very impressed!!

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Do you have prices set for doing this work...in case people want your services?

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Old 01/23/2010, 07:49 PM   #8
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what kinda wheels are those in the last picture?

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Old 01/24/2010, 12:23 AM   #9
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what kinda wheels are those in the last picture?
Spun Supermesh.

EROK is handy with the polish of the wheels. Good stuff sir.


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they look really good, i like

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Old 01/24/2010, 11:18 AM   #11
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Those Fat-Fives are Dope For you Sir


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Thanks for all great feed back guys much appreciated.

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Do you have prices set for doing this work...in case people want your services?
I have been thinking about doing this for a side gig. I knew a guy that just polished semi wheels for truck drivers and made some bank.

Kind of hard to set a price since some wheels require alot more work then others. Thinking about roughly $20-25 and up for each wheel since it requires alot of products and labor to get it done right. If anyone wants this done pm me

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^^ What's an estimate on how long it would take to do a set of rims?

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Old 01/25/2010, 01:44 PM   #15
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^^ What's an estimate on how long it would take to do a set of rims?
depends on the wheels and condition. but most likely if I did it for someone it would be a few day turnaround.

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I have been thinking about doing this for a side gig. I knew a guy that just polished semi wheels for truck drivers and made some bank.

Kind of hard to set a price since some wheels require alot more work then others. Thinking about roughly $20-25 and up for each wheel since it requires alot of products and labor to get it done right. If anyone wants this done pm me
Yeah only reason I asked was because we have a guy In Florida who does this....charges 150.00 which covers for labor and solvents. He goes above and beyond also by fixing bent rims and restoring them.....also powder coats them.... for that service he charges 250.00. It Is one heck of a business since there are hardly any places that will do that...most just tell ya to get a new rim.


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Yeah only reason I asked was because we have a guy In Florida who does this....charges 150.00 which covers for labor and solvents. He goes above and beyond also by fixing bent rims and restoring them.....also powder coats them.... for that service he charges 250.00. It Is one heck of a business since there are hardly any places that will do that...most just tell ya to get a new rim.
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No problem man.........If you start getting a lot of people wanting these services, I can definately help promote your work.

Just setup a small site with samples of your work.....approximate time frames.......and approximate prices. In the end we might just turn this state into our own little Florida...LOL

.....but seriously, hit me up man......I love seeing work like this because it reminds me of the many things Florida shops offer that we currently don't up here!!!


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No problem man.........If you start getting a lot of people wanting these services, I can definately help promote your work.

Just setup a small site with samples of your work.....approximate time frames.......and approximate prices. In the end we might just turn this state into our own little Florida...LOL

.....but seriously, hit me up man......I love seeing work like this because it reminds me of the many things Florida shops offer that we currently don't up here!!!
sounds good man

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started doin my own lil polishing. just bought a set of blue slips. not diggin the blue for my dd so im strippin them down.


this one had some chips in the paint

tried masking it of with cards, but it was to windy

apllied aircraft remover

after first coat



after second coat



now i got to do the inside of the rim and should be good to go


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Old 03/03/2010, 01:39 AM   #21
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Polished looks waayyy better then that cheap blue paint. Good work Matt

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Old 03/03/2010, 08:24 AM   #22
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They turned out great. I need to do this once all the packed snow and ice melts off my driveway. Starting friday the lows are supposed to stay above 30 and the highs are the highs are going to be in the mid 40's

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Old 03/03/2010, 08:52 AM   #23
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thank you sir. yeah so stoked for better weather. time to get back on the board lol. but yeah you should try to polish up those fat fives or pay erok to do it


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I kinda want to sell them and get something different, but we'll see.

First I'm going to strip off all the paint and see how they look, if they end up looking like the slips you just did (which they probably won't) then I will probably just leave it that way till I sell them or just use them till I get something I like.

If they don't look good after I remove the paint, then yeah I might have erok polish them or try to do it myself.

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If they don't look good after I remove the paint, then yeah I might have erok polish them or try to do it myself.
Yeah I am sure you can do it. If you need any help I would be glad to lend a hand. Fat fives are easier to polish. Dont skip any steps and they should look like this




and here is a better more current wheel polishing thread. alot of nice wheels in this thread.

http://honda-tech.com/showthread.php?t=1259115

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