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Well I broke down and decided to polish my own wheels. I used a wheel called zephyr and it came with a maroon colored polish bar. It worked pretty good. I used a mild scotch brite pad on the wheels to remove some of the heavier pitting.
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Well I broke down and decided to polish my own wheels. I used a wheel called zephyr and it came with a maroon colored polish bar. It worked pretty good. I used a mild scotch brute pad on the wheels to remove some of the heavier pitting.
Yes, I would say it worked better than good. Looks great.
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Looks great Jeff!!
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Thanks, it was pretty much an all day project to polish all of the outside facing wheels. But I think the results are worth it. Here is a picture of the rear wheels with my new top hats.
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Looks beautiful! That's on my list too. I tested a little yesterday actually with a small Mothers cone and metal polishing compound and it did an ok job but I think it's just down on horsepower.

That big polisher you have going there looks like the way to go for sure. I have one in the shop but none of those pads and the Zephyr material.

I think they make different Zephyr products. What one did you use?
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Nice job. Plus tire black! Awesome.

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Looks beautiful! That's on my list too. I tested a little yesterday actually with a small Mothers cone and metal polishing compound and it did an ok job but I think it's just down on horsepower.

That big polisher you have going there looks like the way to go for sure. I have one in the shop but none of those pads and the Zephyr material.

I think they make different Zephyr products. What one did you use?
I first tried a softer buffing wheel and it did very little, this wheel was very stiff and it took a bit of pressure on the wheel to get these results. I purchased that buffer from harbor freight for my 5th wheel when I was trying to polish the fiberglass. It has a variable speed selection which is nice.

Here is what I ordered from Amazon:
Zephyr 8" Yellow Airway Buffing Wheel w/ 1 LB Tripoli Bar Heavy/Meduim Cut
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MA32O00..._mH7.zb3R07AN1

Thanks again, I need the positive reinforcement to keep going. I plan to try waxing the paint next, so I am sure that is going to be a process.
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nice job. could you please post the specific product you used? And the wheel?

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oops. I see you beat me to it. Thank you!
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Awesome! I've seen the Zephyr products at TriState Diesel over here in Enfield, CT so I'm thinking I'll have to stop in and pick some up now.

Thats pretty impressive with the heavy/Medium cut! Scary to think how shiny those boys would be with the finish level! Of course that sounds like another complete day of your life LOL. Winter project i guess
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