polishing wheels

HOW TO Polish Wheels

Is it hard to polish a wheel?

No, it’s not, and at Autosol Fabrik (Solingen, Germany) we have developed the best products in the market for polishing wheels. It requires: the right products, some elbow grease or machine buffing and time. Once the wheels are polished, regular cleaning would maintain them protected for years.

So, we are going to explain how to polish aluminium / alloy and stainless steel wheels:

  • Alloy / Aluminium: These are the most common types of wheels, they could come painted or coated with a very thin anodised aluminium coating. These type of wheels are largely seen on new cars and will fade and corrode over time. Meaning the polishing and maintenance becomes a need.
  • Stainless Steel: Bigger cars and trucks tend to have SS wheels, for its use and exposure these wheels are stronger and heavy duty. They also corrode and stain easily, so its maintenance is more necessary than it looks.

Now it’s time to get your hands into polishing:

  • For Stainless Steel Wheels: The best product to remove tea staining on metals is Autosol Metal Life Saver  this will get rid of the tea staining, but will leave the surface dull and unprotected. You will need a polisher to shine and protect the exhaust, you can either use Autosol Metal Polish or Autosol Metal Polish Liquid. For regular maintenance of these wheels, use Autosol Stainless Steel Cleaner, which will clean and protect the wheels for longer without needing to polish them regularly.
  • For Alloy and Aluminium: One of our most popular products is Autosol Aluminium Polish. You can safely use this product for both alloy and aluminium wheels. For regular maintenance of the wheels, the easiest way is to use Autosol Aluminium Cleaner, this will maintain the wheels as new and protected for longer, without needing to polish them again.  


NOW, it’s time to get things rolling:

1- Clean, wash, get all dirt off the wheel. How? use Autosol High Performance Wheel Cleaner  or any other wheel cleaners.
2- Depending on the type of wheel apply either Autosol Metal Polish or Autosol Aluminium Polish  and let it work for a minute or so. 
3- Polish in circular motions in 1/4 of the wheel at the time. A greyish residue will come up, which is perfectly normal.
4- Use a soft microfibre cloth or soft towel. If necessary use a scourer sponge but don’t apply much pressure to avoid scratching the alloy. d shine.
6- You can repeat all of the above as many times as necessary.
7- Once you have polished the wheels, regular maintenance will keep the surface in perfect conditions.

If you have any queries, let us know, we are happy to assist you. 02 9905 8400 or info@autosol.com.au

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