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    Polishing Aluminum Wheels on Camper

    I need to polish the wheels on my RV and hoping you all can recommend a set of products such as cutting/polishing compounds and pads/polish wheels for use with a drill.

    Thanks ya'll!
    - Noah
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    Wenol - red for polishing and blue for maintaining. Not sure where you can get it locally, though. Maybe Pep Boys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BuckwheatJ View Post
    Wenol - red for polishing and blue for maintaining. Not sure where you can get it locally, though. Maybe Pep Boys.
    will the red work for cutting through the old clearcoat?
    - Noah
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    No - it will only polish the aluminum. I would use aircraft stripper to remove the clear coat. Nasty stuff but it works well. Usually found at paint and body suppliers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BuckwheatJ View Post
    No - it will only polish the aluminum. I would use aircraft stripper to remove the clear coat. Nasty stuff but it works well. Usually found at paint and body suppliers.
    thanks!
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    Dremel for the clearcoat?
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    great youtube videos for stripping the aluminum
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevewfl View Post
    great youtube videos for stripping the aluminum
    I've been meaning to hit up youtube but have been busy as all get out. Maybe the weather this weekend will allow me to remain indoors for a bit to do some research. With 6 wheels I am looking to make this as simple as possible.
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    some before and after pics. Once things cool off I may polish the wheels up a bit more but as they sit now they look much much better.
    before.jpgafter.jpg
    - Noah
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    Way NICE! Now come over and do truck tool box! lol
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    LOL. It was actually rather easy project. Is the toolbox painted or clearcoated aluminum?
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