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Old 01-15-2011
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Up here in NW Ohio it is pretty cold. I want to remove my wheels and get them inside my shop to polish them. Has anyone built a stand for this operation? I was thinking the wheel should be flat, facing up so you could stand next to it and run an air or electric tool with the proper buff on it to do the job most easily. Maybe it would be easier upright like on the coach. If the wheel was raised up high enough, you could sit on a stool with the center at eye level. Post any pics, or comments. Thanks in advance.

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I use a forklift.Laying the wheels flat on the forks.
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I wouldn't try to do them myself anymore, I just don't have the arm strength and my joints are all deteriorating, but I did polish my rims 6 years ago before I got the new tires mounted on them, by laying them flat on the floor, having them elevated about waist high like Randy does would help.



Now I just pay someone to do them, with a hi-speed buffer.
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I find that the easiest way to do them is to stand them up against a wall and then polish the area between 4 o'clock and 8 o'clock, then rotate them and polish the next area. We clean them with acid brightener first and then polish with a high speed buffer and a red rouge stick
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