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12/20/03 3:05am - Original Message: 'Here are my 82 rims polished'
StarQuestRims
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Phoenix, MD - USA

Vette(s):
82 Silver/Gray with 80k miles, rear 275/60/15,

Joined: 11/23/2003
Posts: 57
if any body wants some tips on polishing their rims just access the website address below. i do not at this time plan on expanding into the vette arena of polishing. but since i have one i am more than willing to help other vette owners shine up their rims. it really does make the car look sweet.

rim pictures....
www.ieasysite.com/starquestrims/starquestrims_024.htm

polish instructions......
www.ieasysite.com/starquestrims/starquestrims_025.htm

thanks,

mark v

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1/5/04 1:29pm - Reply: 'Here are my 82 rims polished'
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Twin Lakes, CO - USA

Vette(s):
SOLD - "The Toy" - 1970 Convertible
SOLD - "The Beast" - 1990 ZR-1 (#682)
"BLKBRRD" - 1978 Trans Am, 400ci/285hp, 4 spd, Black w/black interior, Hurst t-tops

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Clickable links:
rim pictures....
http://www.ieasysite.com/starquestrims/starquestrims_024.htm

polish instructions......
http://www.ieasysite.com/starquestrims/starquestrims_025.htm

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12/20/03 3:19am - Reply: 'Here are my 82 rims polished'
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Anacortes, WA - USA

Vette(s):
1979 Red #72 C3 Corvette,T-350,Black interior,air,tilt/tele,K&N.And a 1978 Olds Cutlass 350/350,auto,air,2-dr.,buckets

Joined: 12/16/2002
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Looking good! What kind of sealer did you use? |thumb|

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12/20/03 3:36am - Reply: 'Here are my 82 rims polished'
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Phoenix, MD - USA

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82 Silver/Gray with 80k miles, rear 275/60/15,

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hi,

NO sealer. i keep them clean with Mothers Carnauba Cleaner Wax. if you want a sealer EverBrite product works real well. but almost any sealer applied will reduse the shine. there is a product call Zoop Seal that i have used that works great and takes NO shine away. but a bottle costs 100.00 and only last for at most two weeks. so use it in two weeks or throw it out. once applied to the rims it should protect for two years.

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12/20/03 11:52am - Reply: 'Here are my 82 rims polished'
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BINGHAMTON, NY - USA

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I use eagle 1 chrome and mag polish ,they come out just like that,you apply it with soft cloth,work it in till it turns almost black ,then wipe off with a clean soft cloth after it dries, walla!

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12/20/03 4:25pm - Reply: 'Here are my 82 rims polished'
StarQuestRims
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Phoenix, MD - USA

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82 Silver/Gray with 80k miles, rear 275/60/15,

Joined: 11/23/2003
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yes that stuff and mothers mag is bascially the same very good quality. but you need to sand the small dents and pitting out to get a smooth finish. and unless you polish with a buff and compound the finish will look good but won't have the shine or finsh the same. buffing really brings out the shine. and is very very smooth finish which is easier to keep clean.

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12/21/03 11:10pm - Reply: 'Here are my 82 rims polished'
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Kingston, PA - USA

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1977 L-82 originally white/buckskin interior. Currently undergoing a frame-off resto. and modifications.YEEHAW!!!

Joined: 11/26/2003
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Mark-thank you for the e-mail on the instructions for polishing the rims. I was doing everything except sanding them. I guess the most important step. I'll let you know how they turn out. They'll be my Pennsylvania (damn frozen) winter project.

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12/24/03 7:11am - Reply: 'Here are my 82 rims polished'
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Warm Springs, VA - USA

Vette(s):
1978 25th Silver Aniv. L82 4 speed

Joined: 2/17/2002
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I have a 78 silver annoversary model and could use some
advise. I'vew use mothers chrome cleaner and polish. It
does a good job cleaning but there isn't much shine.
Thanks for your help and Happy Holidays. John |saluteflag| |saluteflag|
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12/24/03 7:14am - Reply: 'Here are my 82 rims polished'
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Warm Springs, VA - USA

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1978 25th Silver Aniv. L82 4 speed

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I forgot to send my e-mail address. It jpound@tds.net
Thanks again: John |withstupid|
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12/26/03 6:59am - Reply: 'Here are my 82 rims polished'
billdavis
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Farmville, NC - USA

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1981 red corvette, black interior, 4 speed manual transmission, runs great, 104,345 milles, owned the vette for 14 years, mirrored T-tops.

Joined: 5/27/2003
Posts: 3
I have a 1981 corvette. My rims look OK, however I would like for you to send my the information that you have on how to make them "really shine". Thanks for the information.

My email address is billdavis43@yahoo.com

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12/27/03 10:19pm - Reply: 'Here are my 82 rims polished'
rollsman4
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Clark, NJ - USA

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1981 red on red Vette,all original,all options,low mileage. Mint

Joined: 8/17/2003
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I have an 81 and my wheels have been done prior to me buying the car. What would you recommend to keep them shiny as they are now? Thanks,rollsman. My email is:
rollsman4@yahoo.com Happy holiday |bouncy|

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1/4/04 11:02pm - Reply: 'Here are my 82 rims polished'
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, - Canada

Vette(s):
1979 red - oyster leather trim.

Joined: 9/18/2003
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Hi,

your rims are looking great. I would really appreciate receiving your document. My email address is roger.racine@videotron.ca

I'm polishing my rims these days so your document would be very welcomed. Thanks ! |smile|

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1/4/04 11:32pm - Reply: 'Here are my 82 rims polished'
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St. Clair Shores, MI - USA

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1980

Joined: 10/30/2003
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thanks for offering help my e-mail is jchef2@comcast.net
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1/5/04 12:48am - Reply: 'Here are my 82 rims polished'
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Kingston, PA - USA

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1977 L-82 originally white/buckskin interior. Currently undergoing a frame-off resto. and modifications.YEEHAW!!!

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Well- the first rim is finished. The instructions are right on the money. I used the polishing wheel, and white "rouge". WOW!!! The rim looks better than new. It actually looks as if its almost chromed.
THANK YOU!!!!!
Alan-"77L-82.

P.S. As an added highlight-I smoothed out the "slots", and sprayed them with black "body shutz". otherwise known as chip guard. The result looks great. I don't care if it's not stock, it looks a heck of a lot better than unfinished rough aluminum.

Thanks again.

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