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10-18-2011 10:19 AM
Wrangler06 lol old thread, i do love how ibuildembig continuously mentions buschs and NO ONE even said a word about it lol
10-18-2011 10:14 AM
RickDTM Thanx!! I'm on it....
10-18-2011 10:10 AM
Ibuildembig buschshineproducts.com
10-18-2011 10:01 AM
RickDTM ....which was going to be my next question! No need to ask now.
10-18-2011 10:00 AM
jgorm The mothers ball that goes on the drill works well with whatever polish you like.
10-18-2011 09:54 AM
RickDTM 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.
04-11-2011 04:14 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by LaTuFu

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
04-11-2011 03:20 PM
LaTuFu
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Originally Posted by 3ft View Post
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.
04-11-2011 02:53 PM
Ibuildembig Buschs will take out 800 grit paper scratches
04-11-2011 02:47 PM
KRawson I use wicked aluminum polish on my MT's and my aluminum bumper. Works great.
04-11-2011 02:41 PM
3ft 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.
04-11-2011 02:39 PM
Ibuildembig I usually acid mine once a year....but with the buschs' sealer it doesnt take much polish to keeping them perfect
04-11-2011 02:31 PM
jcrbn3 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.
1.
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.
2.
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.
3.
In areas where salt or sand is used on the roads in the winter, the wheels should be removed and stored until winter ends.
4.
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.
5.
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.
04-10-2011 05:00 AM
rbloodhound Acid wash will help. I use to take my polished wheels to a truck stop to have them polished. They used acid.
04-10-2011 04:18 AM
jcrbn3 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.
10-11-2010 02:47 PM
Ibuildembig Getcha some Buschs polish and make the job super easy
10-11-2010 02:42 PM
cavediverjc
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Originally Posted by Ibuildembig View Post
No prob, hope it works for ya
It's going to be a snow-day project this winter. Hopefully by doing this, I can sell my current wheels for more $$ to offset the cost of the new ones.....

Or maybe I'll keep my current wheels for use on another project........hmmmmm.......
10-11-2010 02:16 PM
Ibuildembig No prob, hope it works for ya
10-11-2010 02:08 PM
cavediverjc
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Originally Posted by Ibuildembig View Post
Doya have a Napa vendor near ya? Its called Alumibrite, comes in a gallon jug and you cut it half with water
Cool, thanks. I'll go get some later this week.
10-11-2010 01:48 PM
Ibuildembig Doya have a Napa vendor near ya? Its called Alumibrite, comes in a gallon jug and you cut it half with water
10-11-2010 01:42 PM
cavediverjc
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Originally Posted by Ibuildembig View Post
Here's the difference between stuff you get at auto parts houses, and the stuff made for wheels

Wheel on the left is raw after spraying it with acid, one on the right was done with Buschs' polish in less than 5 minutes using a dot of polish the size of a half dollar for the whole wheel.

Where are you getting the aluminum acid? I'm wanting to shine my wheels before I sell them.
10-11-2010 01:12 PM
InfernoGirl
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Originally Posted by rrlaughton View Post
Ok so i used almost an entire can of mothers to polish the wheels and then came back and put Wheel Wax (got at Discount Tire) to seal them and they look much better . Still has some cloudy spots. Lets see how long they look good
Any decent wax will work, but only as long as it's on the wheel. Keep a good coat of wax or sealant on them if you want to keep them looking good. Wax will last anywhere from 2 weeks to 2 months depending on usage and elements and type wax.
10-11-2010 11:36 AM
Ibuildembig Here's the difference between stuff you get at auto parts houses, and the stuff made for wheels

Wheel on the left is raw after spraying it with acid, one on the right was done with Buschs' polish in less than 5 minutes using a dot of polish the size of a half dollar for the whole wheel.

10-11-2010 11:30 AM
rrlaughton
Mickey Thompson Wheels

Ok so i used almost an entire can of mothers to polish the wheels and then came back and put Wheel Wax (got at Discount Tire) to seal them and they look much better . Still has some cloudy spots. Lets see how long they look good
10-09-2010 08:24 PM
T2000J
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Originally Posted by InfernoGirl View Post
You do know that chrome and polished aluminum are two entirely different things, right? Most chrome polish won't do anything on aluminum..... and most aluminum polishes are too strong for chrome.
yep sure do made my aluminum wheeles on my charger look like chrome it's all on what you want . work at a custom shop for a few years lot of tricks out there .
and most polish out today are for both but thanks for the info
10-09-2010 01:46 PM
InfernoGirl
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Originally Posted by T2000J View Post
Blue magic polish I use it on my bike , chevy wheeles . It works great now being there bad it's going to take some time to get them like a mirror .
nev dul scrachs I used to be real anle over my crome when I was youger ..
A polish kit is nice to have too has many differnt wheeles to get into tight spots use a high speed drill or something with high rpm's take your time they will look better than new ....

Now the bad I dont like crome on jeeps dont look right so I'm with some of theese guy's but I'd get them powder coated not painted
You do know that chrome and polished aluminum are two entirely different things, right? Most chrome polish won't do anything on aluminum..... and most aluminum polishes are too strong for chrome.
10-09-2010 01:01 PM
rrlaughton I may have to get new ones or find a good wheel person to powder coat. I may go black. I just like shine but havent seen shine on them much in a year.
10-09-2010 12:58 PM
T2000J Blue magic polish I use it on my bike , chevy wheeles . It works great now being there bad it's going to take some time to get them like a mirror .
nev dul scrachs I used to be real anle over my crome when I was youger ..
A polish kit is nice to have too has many differnt wheeles to get into tight spots use a high speed drill or something with high rpm's take your time they will look better than new ....

Now the bad I dont like crome on jeeps dont look right so I'm with some of theese guy's but I'd get them powder coated not painted
10-09-2010 12:56 PM
ajorosa Turkey has plenty flowing in their river.
10-09-2010 12:47 PM
rrlaughton If someone knows where to purchase Alumimum Acid please let me know. also is Buschs sold in any Auto Parts stores?
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