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About Bscott94

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    Master AF Detailer
  • Birthday 12/20/1994

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    Indianapolis, IN

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    Indianapolis, IN
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    File Management Engineer
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    2013/1994
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    Kia/Isuzu
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    Forte/Trooper
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    Brandon

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  1. Thank you! I was hoping I'd get something like this. When sanding, do I sand dry or is it wet sanding? And by "uniform motion" do you mean keep going clockwise around the wheel or just sand in a straight line and not is a circular motion? I'll check out link, I assume it'll help answer those and other questions.
  2. I'm fine with maintaining them as aluminum needs. I just don't know what that is. I don't necessarily want them to be a mirror. I just want to know what tools/products to use to get them as clean and shiny as possible. All that I have ever used is SOS pads and auto parts store metal polish. I was hoping to get some tips and tricks on how to take care of these better than I have. This was my first car and I drove it daily for 4-5 years. It's been parked for a while with some issues but I'm now that I have other vehicles and a little more time and money, I'm trying to clean it up and make it something I can be proud of. Since I first started driving it, I've spend an ungodly amount on it. There is no way I could get rid of it so I figured I'd fix it up and make it as nice as possible. Eventually, I'd like to get the rust fixed and get it repainted but for now, I want to do what I can.
  3. Oh sweet. I'll take a look at that kit. Thanks. Oh dang! That looks like a real chore. They look awesome though! I don't think I'd ever want anything like that. There is no way I could keep up with it.
  4. I'm pretty happy with this. I'm sure I can get it back pretty close to that. I haven't even washed them off yet to see how much brake dust just washes off. I want to get the bullet holes and bolt holes cleaned up before I mount them. Do Dremel sized buffing pads and rouge blocks exist? I'll have to do some searching. Will polish protect them for a time so that I don't have to wash them all the time? I've read that polished aluminum is a chore which is fine but I'd like something on them to make it easier to keep them clean.
  5. Surely someone needs some of these
  6. I have the pictured chemicals for trade.I have multiple of each for the right deal. I'm interested in Metal Polish 1 and 2, Tire Armor, Microfiber revitalizer, paste wax, Tire and Rubber cleaner, 5.5" pads, and LE Detail Sprays. Also gallons of the following: CUC, ECO APC, DS, HGG, TRC, Microfiber Revitalizer, and Rinseless Wash. I'd also like Pumpkin Spice Odor Neutralizer and PS HGG. Let's make a deal!
  7. I cleaned and organized my garage a little bit. I still need to come up with a good way to store/display my chemicals.
  8. I finally got my Valentine's detail spray yesterday. I love the scent. I didn't get a coupon or Sweetarts like some of the others. I wonder if it was in my first shipment that Fedex smashed? I also added 2 Mystery Chemicals. Like many others, I got Pumpkin Spice HGG and ID. I was hoping for the HGG and a ON. I'm still happy with the deal. It just needs to thaw out here so I can wash something
  9. I’ve done some searching on here and I think I have a good idea of what I need. I’d like to get some confirmation though. First, I think they’re aluminum rims. I’ve noticed some oddities though. The barrels look like they have/had paint on them and it looks like there might be rust? I’ve been pretty aggressive with cleaning in the past but I want to get them looking amazing. A couple years ago, I scrubbed them front and back with steel wool and used aluminum polish in a green bottle (turtle wax maybe?). They looked better than they ever had. I could never get the “bullet holes” and bolt holes clean though. I’m thinking about using my dremel to get those areas as well as to smooth some knicks and chips. When it’s warm enough to keep water from freezing on the drive, I want to get started. My plan was to use wheel cleaner to get them as clean as possible. I’ve read that’s not good for “raw” aluminum. Is that what these are? If so, I’ll go with car shampoo. After most of the crap is off, I want to polish the “bullet holes” and bolt holes. Has anyone used a dremel for this? If so, what attachments are best? I’ve tried a mother’s ball/cone but it’s sort of textured in the holes and I could never get them clean and shiny. After I get the holes cleaned up, I think I could use the ball/cone to polish out the face. Should I try Adams metal polish or do I need something more aggressive? Would #1 and #2 be most effective? I’m trying to get the mirror-like finish. Then once I’m happy with them, I need them to stay that way. I’d say ceramic coating would my best bet. Would it be cheaper to pay someone to do it? The wheel coating kit is around $100. I think I’d be comfortable doing it myself but I might feel better having a pro do it just to make sure it’s done correctly and lasts.
  10. Yes! A million times yes. The magnet is a great idea. Great suggestion @ChristopherOrris24
  11. Not today but last weekend I got my desk mostly complete. After staining and many rounds of poly and sanding, I hit it with finishing polish and a coat of buttery wax. I have to cut out and stain/poly a couple small shelves but it’s now usable.
  12. I understand. I'm the same way. I wash my HGG towels as soon as possible regardless of how many I have. I keep those in a box away from everything else. Other towels just get tossed in a pile. I don't have a ton so it's not hard for me to separate but maybe over time you could color code towels for different tasks. I have some single and double softs for polishing and buffing. I use utility towels for interior and dirty jobs (jambs, wheels, etc.) My drying towels stick out like a sore thumb but I typically use HGG when drying so they don't get used a ton.
  13. This is one way to do it! Just wash towels by "task" and put them is the correct bin.
  14. I'm in too! This is a great way to reward the forum members
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