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Jan 18, 8:42pm - #85903 
Polishing wheels

I have an expensive set of wheels for my Celica. The thing is they have swirl marks like a car that's been washed 1000 times. Not only that, but 2 of my wheels have horrible rust on the inside from my back rotors that disintegrated. I have tried a polish, buffing with my dremmel, and even steel wool on the inside of the wheels were the rust deposits are bad and nothing works. The outside looks better but the marks remain and the rust on the 2 wheels will not come off. My question is does anybody know how much it would cost to get them professionally polished? I really want them in shape for the spring when I put my new tires on them. I have read the earlier posts something about this also, so don't throw me there. This is how they looked new

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Jan 19, 12:29am - #85904 
try taking them off one at a time and using mothers brushed aluminum or chrome polish. If you set them flat on the ground you can really use some force. I had some nasty stuf going on with a set of rims I had and that mothers stuff worked after a concequetive uses.

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Jan 19, 12:31am - #85905 
also if you really don't want to do it, detail shops usually have some really high power buffers that may do the job and not strip them down to bare metal.

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