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I guess my garage was too humid over the winter.Some areas of corrosion were noted on my aluminum rims.The areas are about the size of a dime in several locations. Is there any way I can make these less noticeable besides chroming these rims?. buffing? steel wool?. Has anyone polished a set of these rims?.

Help!!!........Doug :confused:
 

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Perfect opportunity to buy after market wheels! :D

Sorry, couldn't resist. And I don't have the stock wheels so I can't offer much other advise.
 

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Try Mothers Billet polish.
 

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steel wool will work, but it will be more polished there than anywhere else, so you will have to do the whole rim. Mothers billet works great, and does a decent job protecting too.

Vinny!!!!! those look great!!. did you notice a difference with the whole crosswind thing after you had that done?
 

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conan said:
.Some areas of corrosion were noted on my aluminum rims.
I'd stay away from steel wool. Steel is harder than aluminum, and will scratch the surface.

You might try "Nevr-Dull", which is a wadding metal polish from Eagle One. I have used it to remove light spots on the aluminum wheels. It obviously is not going to remove pitting.
 

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Greg687 said:
Vinny!!!!! those look great!!. did you notice a difference with the whole crosswind thing after you had that done?
The pipes :confused: If that is what you are referring to,I have noticed a differnce in the balance of the bike.I can throw it around more with the right side being SO much lighter. :mrgr: The bike still wanders around when I'm behind big trucks.Crosswinds aren't as bad.I just back from a ride on the highway,with 30mph crosswinds.not bad at all.Will be better when I get some wheels. ;)
 

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sorry, yes, I meant worm. I was talking about the wheels. confusing nick names with real names.

Greg
 

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Oh well I threw in my .02
 

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And it was helpful :)
 

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I had all ready installed the super brace before cutting the wheels
so the problem was all ready solved with the cross winds
I personelly dont think the small cuts in the wheel would make any difference!!!
 

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Worm, How much did it cost to get your rims machined? That looks cool, I was thinkin(oh no, not THAT again) bout replacin every ither shield with the V from the V-Rod patch, Then maybe chromin em.
Ed
 

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Nevrdull will work, but be ready for a LOT of elbow grease. You will also need about 3 very clean rags.
 

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I have been reading about a product called Shark's Skin. It seems to be a good product. They have a web site. Others I have spoken to swear by it for the V-Rod wheels. It coats and protects the wheels. Has anyone here tried it?

Mark
 
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