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 Post subject: QLD: modders - Any one know if a good metal polisher
Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 3:35 pm 
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hey guys,
Any one know of or used a metal polisher they would recomend in brissie area? i have a set of rims i'd like to get polished. Been to see 1 guy who wanted $150 a wheel which was rediculous for what needs to be done, and in any case, i wouldn't trust him with my property so i just walked away.

 

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 Post subject: Re: QLD: modders - Any one know if a good metal polisher
Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 3:53 pm 
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are you talking about a cast alloy wheel, that has factory paint or rough surface etc. or a machine faced wheel that only needs the clear coat removed and buffed up again?

if its the first one, then $150 per wheel is very fair, as ive done 2 wheels before and gave up after that as there was a s**t of hours involved. I guess with the right tools, it would only be 2 hours per wheel, but still, your paying for them to save you red raw hands, and a lungfull of metal dust :)
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 Post subject: Re: QLD: modders - Any one know if a good metal polisher
Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 4:03 pm 
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are you talking about a cast alloy wheel, that has factory paint or rough surface etc. or a machine faced wheel that only needs the clear coat removed and buffed up again?

if its the first one, then $150 per wheel is very fair, as ive done 2 wheels before and gave up after that as there was a s**t of hours involved. I guess with the right tools, it would only be 2 hours per wheel, but still, your paying for them to save you red raw hands, and a lungfull of metal dust :)


yeah it's more like the the first but it's not a full wheel that needs to be done. i've had a go myself and gave up cause i just can't get into the corners with the tools i have and i'm not gonna spend any more on tools for something i can't do. i'll take some pics when i get a chance. i'm begining to tink about giving up and painting them silver...

 

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 Post subject: Re: QLD: modders - Any one know if a good metal polisher
Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 4:15 pm 
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yeah might be slightly cheaper if you strip the paint, hit with primer, and get a panel shop to spray them shadow chrome or similar?

i had some ROH wheels in shadow chrome paint, and they looked f**k nice

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and the wheels i was working on...... took me 10 hours EACH wheel !!

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