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Old 06-08-2013, 12:16 PM   #1
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Hey! I am new here- although I have been
Learning great things from all the Members
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I am restoring my Grandfather's
Gold 1989 Acura Legend - he purchased new.
He passed away years ago- my Father has
kept it- all this time - I am trying to restore
It as close to new as I can.
This is a surprise for my Dad.
The wheels - I am having trouble getting
Clean and shiny - I am a girl- so I do not
Know some of the abbreviations you experts
Use in talking to each other
Can one of you give me any advice?
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take a pic so that we have an idea of how bad it is. Welcome to the forum.
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Ok I will! Thank you...
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Welcome. Depending on what your issue is, there are a few things you can do. If the machine finish is cloudy, you should check out this old thread:
http://forums.acuralegend.org/polish...ht=polish+rims

If it's just a matter of caked on brake dust, I find that #0000 steel wool works wonders. It's too fine to scuff the finish but plenty abrasive enough to remove brake dust. Once I get the brake dust off, I use a microfiber towel to apply quick detailer spray. It's a spray on wax. It makes it just a tiny bit harder for brake dust to cling to the rims.

If you've got full on curb rash, you'll have your work cut out for you. I can't help you with this one, but LegendLand can:
http://forums.acuralegend.org/alumin...highlight=rims
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The wheels on my Acura are

Transwheel Aluminum Wheel, Rim 15x5.5, 4x115 Bolt Pattern, 24 Hole - 71638
Any additional suggestions on how to get them
Clean and shiny again?
With all of 24 holes?
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Pix (pics)... we need pics! And welcome to the forum!
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What i did was us mothers aluminium /mag polish and it helped mine i post some picks of before and after and truly took 20 min if that

Before polish
http://s1329.photobucket.com/user/Kr...tml?sort=3&o=4


After polish
http://s1329.photobucket.com/user/Kr...tml?sort=3&o=3

http://s1329.photobucket.com/user/Kr...tml?sort=3&o=2

http://s1329.photobucket.com/user/Kr...tml?sort=3&o=1
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