Polished wheels

Discussion in 'Rider Skills Help' started by Bluey, Dec 29, 2007.

  1. Bluey

    Bluey Registered User Read Only

    My wheels have been polished up by the previos owner,i have tried autosol but as soon as i hit wet and saltred roads the rims whiten up again anyone have some decent suggestions
     
  2. Jaws

    Jaws Corporal CockUp Staff Member Moderator

    Try a smear of ACF .. alternately deep polish them. Ally will form a hard 'crust' if mirror polished..
    Bloody hard work but it will last for a couple of months at least.
     
  3. Bluey

    Bluey Registered User Read Only

    whats the best polish to use b/4 i use acf
     
  4. silverfox.xx

    silverfox.xx quocunque jeceris stabit Read Only

    Send them to Jaws and have them powder coated and laquered chap.
     
  5. Bluey

    Bluey Registered User Read Only

    a great idea but it would be the cost and the time i would be without my bike
     
  6. silverfox.xx

    silverfox.xx quocunque jeceris stabit Read Only

    Dont know.... but jaws might have a set of wheels to loan you... have a word with him.
     
  7. gypsy

    gypsy MAN on the PAN Read Only

    Drill and buffing wheel :yo:
    Used to take me 3/4 hr to buff up wheels, fork legs,swing arm and footrest hangers
     
  8. silverfox.xx

    silverfox.xx quocunque jeceris stabit Read Only

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    Nice wheels, swinging arm, forks and foot rest hangers though :bow: Does she have a twin sister
     
  9. e-ready

    e-ready Registered User Read Only

    (back in the good old days ) i would cover polished bit with sealer for spark plug leads, when it got damaged was able to wash it off with petrol
     
  10. Bluey

    Bluey Registered User Read Only

    things have come on since we were kids,boiling chains on mums cooker,cornflake boxes for gaskets,cork tops for clutches,now i am looking for an easy life
     
  11. shropslad

    shropslad Registered User Read Only

    Have used

    Silvo & autosol to get bad marks out, then polish & coat them with Belgum which protects them a little.
     
  12. Looby

    Looby Registered User Read Only

    When I ran polished wheels on another bike, I would smear on a thin film of grease or vaseline throughout the winter, then use de greaser in spring. Then a quick polish with solvol, good as new. Looked crap in winter though.
     
  13. dufus

    dufus use your ignore facility Read Only

    goose fat


    won't make em last longer but will remind you of the chrimdo dinners
     
  14. Bluey

    Bluey Registered User Read Only

     
  15. Flymo01

    Flymo01 Registered User Read Only

    On a previous bike I used a little smear of WD40. Also helped to clean the chain wax off them
     

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