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Old 08-10-2011, 02:12 AM   #1
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Default HELP sanding & polishing lips

I picked up these used racing hart J5 rims. In order to get rid of strong water stains, i used 360 grit to sand down. Meguair M105 didn't do chit.
Sanding the lips is hell of a job..i seriously overlooked.lol..It makes me want to just paint the lips black haha
well, please give me some advice on how to sand more easily especially near the spokes area.
I noticed that when i'm sanding with 360 grit, the sanding spots turn silver (which means its sanding down well). But the area around the sanding spots turn kind of blackish. not sure if it's from the sand paper.
Do i have to sand down the spots where turned blackish or will it disappear when polishing with a drill?
also do i literally have to sand down ALL the areas, if not the previous polished area won't match with repolished area?

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Old 08-10-2011, 03:43 PM   #2
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Try using steel wool and go in one direction....
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Old 08-11-2011, 12:50 AM   #3
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360 grit is a bit on the rough side for megs 105 to work. 105 is meant to remove 1200 grit just to give a heads up. and even then im not sure it would work on rims. id suggest you gradually move on up to 1500 to 2000 grit sandpaper and try using something like mothers aluminum polish.
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