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I just picked up a nice 97 Taco w/ alum. rims. The PO didn't know that you should keep the breakdust off of them. I bought some cleaner and took a brush and tried to scrub them some. It was a plastic brush that we used for side walls. When the rims dried off there was 9 million tiny scrathces in the turned surface. Will a compund like mother's take that out?
Yes I know I'm a dumb ass for doing this and yes it's my daily driver so I won't off road it....much. It's such a pretty truck and probably the nicest truck I've ever owned since '79. Any sound advice is appreciated. <IMG SRC="smilies/crybaby2.gif" border="0">
 

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Are the rims a satin finish or a full shine

If they are satin you will be best with muthers

If it is a shine finish - use some wet & dry
and get out the scrathes then go for it like a mutha with the muthers.


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Thanks,
I wasn't sure if there was a clear coat that I damaged. It is somewhat of a shiny finish but has tooling or cut lines like a record. I'll be getting some "Muthas" and buffin' ma ass off I guess.
 

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If they are stock rims they more then likely have a clearcoat on them!!!
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Yeah, ive learned here that you will have to 'strip' the clear coat first, wet/dry with 600-800, then gradually coarser in grit till the scratches are gone, then the muthers polish, i.e. (your elbows will be sore after a gig like this) wanna do mine next?
 

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a can of flat black otta do the trick.
 

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Originally posted by camo:
<STRONG>a can of flat black otta do the trick.</STRONG>

i agree! besides, the crome won't help you go much faster. and i you paint them black you'll only lose about 5 horsepower. oh but if you don't fix that crome the muffler bearings might just wear out on you. be careful.
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uh oh! did you get sum scwatches on your pwetty cwrome wims????? <IMG SRC="smilies/laughing.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/laughing.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by d.p.e.n.n.e.y.:
<STRONG>uh oh! did you get sum scwatches on your pwetty cwrome wims????? <IMG SRC="smilies/laughing.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/laughing.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
he he he (poor guy, him not happy)
 

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Here is a good article if you want to strip them down all the way.

I personaly have Centerline's on my rig, uncoated, and I have to polish them about 3 times a year. I use Eagle One Billet polish on them, recommened by Centerline to me.
It does a good job.
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Sounds like a perfect excuse to get some beadlocks <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/jeep1.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/jeep2.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/usa.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/usa.gif" border="0">
 

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How do I remove the scratches from my chrome rims???????? WTF????? Is this still the POR board????? <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by Johl:
<STRONG>How do I remove the scratches from my chrome rims???????? WTF????? Is this still the POR board????? <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
I know I haven't been on the Toy BB much , but come AWNNNNNN are you guys that BAD??? SCRATCHES!!!!

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I can't belive what I'm read'n!!!!

It used to be stuff like "can I drive on the road with no windshield after I smash the shit out of it on a nasty roll?"

"How can I repair spring mounts that have been ripped from the frame?"

NOT "what kinda wax are you use'n?" or "how do you remove scratches?"

POSER ass people *shake'n my head*
 

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Pete S, are ya all set know? Seems to me you sure came to the right place to ask a detailing question. <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0">

If you still aren't sure what to do, put that Taco in low range and go out and scratch up the other 3 and you'll have a matched set <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

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I would recomend replacing the wheels with some gold Daytons and some nice white wall tires, You'll be stylin' cruisin' the mall...... <IMG SRC="smilies/clown.gif" border="0"> I think someone makes a lowering kit for tacos, then it would handle like the street car you should have bought!

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cmawwwwwwwn! Does anyone know of any good HARDCORE 4 wheelin sites? <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0">

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Lets just say these people showed up from the ORC BB following someone else a while back <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">..... <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0"> BaHaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
 

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JU could probably give ya some good tech dvice for fixin shiney rims! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 
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