Hey everyone... I was wondering if anybody had polished their stock 17" rims? I'm wanting to do this, but want to see what it looks like. My friend did it on his and said he could do it on mine. I just wanted to see what it would look like beforehand.
Hey, how do you polish the stock rims? What polishing product(s) will I need, and how much time is involved? I would assume that I'd have to remove the tires. What kind of clear-coat would I want. Anyone out there an expert on this? :?:
I think that type of treatment makes the wheels look like they're made out of plastic. You know, that cheap coating they put on some toys. (There is always the pimp factor too, but that's just my opinion.)
I don't agree that you have to clearcoat after your remove your paint and polish. Polished rims are meant to be...polished. Which means yes, you'll have to polish them every once in a while. Clearcoat rims aren't as shiny and the clearcoat won't last, then you'll have to strip and polish and coat again = not fun. Even a factory clearcoat will get crusty after a couple of years. On my explorer I bought clearcoat rims and they're fugly now after 3 years. I'm in the process of stripping and polishing.
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