Wheel rim polish

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by 92Hoger, Aug 20, 2009.

  1. 92Hoger

    92Hoger Member

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    What can be used to polish the aluminum rims on my 92 E Glide.
     
  2. deucedog

    deucedog Active Member

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    On my last bike, with aluminum rear wheel, I used 'Flitz'. By the end of the first season my buddies were asking if I had the wheel chromed. I would buy the packs of circular wax applicators like the ones in the paste wax cans and use them to apply the Flitz, then use pieces of old bath towels to polish if off.

    Works like a charm. Also keeps the water spots from becoming permenant marks on the aluminum.
     
  3. Rewind

    Rewind Active Member

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    What about using one of the power balls on them with the Flitz??
     
  4. deucedog

    deucedog Active Member

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    I tried that, but I couldn't get the ball in behind the belt/belt guard or the brake caliper. By the time I kept rolling the bike forward, polish, roll the bike, polish, it was just easier and quicker to do it by hand. Once you do it a couple of times the rim acquires a nice smooth finish that tends to keep the dirt and brake dust from sticking as much.
     
  5. jerrybombard

    jerrybombard Active Member

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    Neverdull !!
    Neverdull !!
    Neverdull !!
     
  6. jaceddie

    jaceddie Junior Member

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    Thanks for the info about Mother's. I've been wanting something to clean and protect the factory rims.
     
  7. dalailama23

    dalailama23 New Member

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    Mothers Billet aluminum polish when done put coat of good carnauba wax too keep water spotting at bay
     
  8. chevito

    chevito Member

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    Will Mothers work well with all al part in the bike?
     
  9. Fourdogs

    Fourdogs Junior Member

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    Can ya buy Fritz at auto part stores?
     
  10. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    It's "Flitz" and yes most stores carry it.

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