I am also trying to restore the shine to my 78 aluminum wheels and I need some advice. I hand rubbed them with Mother's aluminum polish and they look much better, but nowhere as nice as I have seen on some. Plenty of black residue when I rubbed them with the paste. Would you also recommend using a linen pad on a drill and what type of polish should I use with it?
Barry, If can get some aluminum wheel acid from a detail shop or supplier and wash your wheels with that first it take a lot of the oxidation off. Then come behind that with a edge wheel and your polish. Wenol makes a real good cleaner and polish. Good luck it takes times.
Barry, An edge is the buffing wheel that you are speaking off. You can get them at Home Depot in a get that comes with compound and polish or just the wheel itself. It is a cotton cover and does a real fine job.
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