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    Quote Originally Posted by TommyP View Post
    I used a selection of wire wheels in a drill and 4" angle grinder. My paint bloke recommended them as hand sanding can take more time than the other half in the bathroom and a sanding flap wheel thingy in a grinder is tooooooooo aggressive. I was told that wire wheels take away paint and not metal so it was a risk to try on alloys but I was methodical and it worked an absolute treat!

    Just be careful when you do it as it jumped off when I was doing one and hit my leg, I wouldn't recommend that for fun.
    I know it takes more time but don't they both clean-up a treat?


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    Nice tiles. My legs are worryingly similar......


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    #vanlife

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    They look spot on mate, what’s toothpaste polish all about


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hans View Post
    Did same last weekend. Unfortunately only one done. Got them bbs fakes but corroded within one year. So sanded them down. Polished with toothpaste and put some Chinese red bolts in. Happy with the result. Hopefully it lasts a while

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    Good effort mate. They look bang on



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    Quote Originally Posted by Activ8 View Post
    I know it takes more time but don't they both clean-up a treat?


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    Glad you posted that and not me
    Me das más grima que el bigote de tu prima

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    Quote Originally Posted by arfur fox-acre View Post
    Glad you posted that and not me
    But thanks all the same.
    Me das más grima que el bigote de tu prima

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    Quote Originally Posted by Activ8 View Post
    I know it takes more time but don't they both clean-up a treat?


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    And those tiles are wonderbar
    Me das más grima que el bigote de tu prima

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hans View Post
    Did same last weekend. Unfortunately only one done. Got them bbs fakes but corroded within one year. So sanded them down. Polished with toothpaste and put some Chinese red bolts in. Happy with the result. Hopefully it lasts a while

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    Very nice Hans , I’ve heard of using tooth paste to clean the plastics on modern headlamps but never heard of using it on alloy wheels .

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    they look really good, nice job

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fruitbat View Post
    I’ve heard of using tooth paste to clean the plastics on modern headlamps but never heard of using it on alloy wheels .
    it doesn't work very well on either - just use the proper stuff ferchristsakes.

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