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Old 10-11-2010, 02:47 PM   #31
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Getcha some Buschs polish and make the job super easy

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Old 04-10-2011, 04:18 AM   #32
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do you have to used the acid wash before polishing? the MT on my wrangler look like crap after the winter and want to get them polished up. Looking for the best longest lasting solution.

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Old 04-10-2011, 05:00 AM   #33
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Acid wash will help. I use to take my polished wheels to a truck stop to have them polished. They used acid.
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Old 04-11-2011, 02:31 PM   #34
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M/T Classic II and Classic Lock wheels are not clear or powder coated. This means that the end user must maintain their wheels to preserve that “out of the box” look. There is no warranty on the finish on M/T Classic II and Classic Lock wheels, so it is important that you take the time to keep your wheels looking good. The follow procedures will help you.
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Only wash your wheels with mild soap and water, then hand dry with a soft towel. Some commercial wheel cleaners and soaps, both for home use and at car washes, use acid or caustic chemicals and will damage the wheels. Wash as often as needed to remove brake dust and road dirt and grime before it accumulates on your wheels.
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When you first get your wheels and at least after every fourth wash you should wax them with a wax developed for custom wheels. This will help seal the pores and prevent corrosion.
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In areas where salt or sand is used on the roads in the winter, the wheels should be removed and stored until winter ends.
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We provide steel center caps free of charge with every wheel purchase. These caps will rust under harsh conditions. However, aluminum center caps are available at an extra cost.
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If corrosion has occurred on your wheels there are several off the shelf products that will help to restore the factory finish. Another option is to use 000 steel wool and WD40 to remove the corrosion, washing, and then polishing the wheel to restore their luster.


With just a little bit of effort on your part you will keep your wheels looking like new for years to come.






This is what i got back from Mickey Thompson Customer support. I dont know about you guys but I am not storing my wheels for the winter, My Jeep is meant for moving.
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Old 04-11-2011, 02:39 PM   #35
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I usually acid mine once a year....but with the buschs' sealer it doesnt take much polish to keeping them perfect
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Old 04-11-2011, 02:41 PM   #36
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I have the same wheel with the same issue....I am going to start with 2000-2500 grit sand paper and wet sand them, then start the polishing....I think your asking alot out of a polish if they have been that way for a long time.
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I use wicked aluminum polish on my MT's and my aluminum bumper. Works great.
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Old 04-11-2011, 02:53 PM   #38
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Buschs will take out 800 grit paper scratches
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Old 04-11-2011, 03:20 PM   #39
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I have the same wheel with the same issue....I am going to start with 2000-2500 grit sand paper and wet sand them, then start the polishing....I think your asking alot out of a polish if they have been that way for a long time.
Why not just try ibuildembig's suggestion right off the bat? Nevermind that he has had a great solution since this thread began, but its far less work. If his idea doesn't work for your situation, at least you're not also trying to polish out wet sanding marks, too.

Sheeeeesh he even posted pics of how well the stuff works and you guys still wanna make it a job.
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Why not just try ibuildembig's suggestion right off the bat? Nevermind that he has had a great solution since this thread began, but its far less work. If his idea doesn't work for your situation, at least you're not also trying to polish out wet sanding marks, too.

Sheeeeesh he even posted pics of how well the stuff works and you guys still wanna make it a job.
I know funny, he mentions the stuff 43 times and people keep mentioning other crap that does not work
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Old 10-18-2011, 09:54 AM   #41
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I'm sure I missed this, but where does one get Busch's? I'm definitely willing to give that a try on my wheels.
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Old 10-18-2011, 10:00 AM   #42
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The mothers ball that goes on the drill works well with whatever polish you like.
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....which was going to be my next question! No need to ask now.
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Old 10-18-2011, 10:10 AM   #44
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Thanx!! I'm on it....
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lol old thread, i do love how ibuildembig continuously mentions buschs and NO ONE even said a word about it lol

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