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Old 06-04-2015, 03:15 PM   #1
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Polishing Wheels

So, in an effort to dress up our trailer. What would you have done to these wheels? If anything? 2003 Classic
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Old 06-04-2015, 03:30 PM   #2
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Invest in Sendel 16" T02 or T03s and a set of Michelins. Don't ask me how i know.

I'm serious,


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Old 06-04-2015, 03:55 PM   #3
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you should be able to get an aluminum wheel polish. They work decently.
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Old 06-04-2015, 04:07 PM   #4
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First, check for cracks. Wash with a soft wash mit and mild detergent. Put on a set of Goodyear Cargo G26 tires and keep on truckin'.

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I'm with Carver 1. I love to see that cute little Michelin man waving at me.
I see his happy face eight times when I tow. He might be cute, but he KNOWS he's makin you a happy man!

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Old 06-04-2015, 04:52 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by carver 1 View Post
Invest in Sendel 16" T02 or T03s and a set of Michelins. Don't ask me how i know.

I'm serious,

I did, one year ago. Now my Sendels have filiform corrosion. I waxed them before i put them on and it didnt help.


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Old 06-04-2015, 05:12 PM   #7
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If the wheels are clear coated, you can remove the clear coat with paint stripper. Don't get the paint stripper on the rubber tires or valve stems. Once the clear is off ( and it's all washed up nice and clean ) you can polish the aluminum with Mother's brand aluminum/mag polish. You'll need to keep on top of them and re-polish every 6 months to a year. Any motorcycle shop will have that polish.

Depending on how much effort you are willing to put into the polishing, you can likely make them look like chrome if that's what you want.
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Old 06-04-2015, 05:35 PM   #8
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Well, when we bought out trailer used, it had the same wheels and I polished them with Mother's Wheel polish.

They come up great - but also I was able see that two of the four wheels had cracks where the webs met the rims!

They were less that 7 years old and so when I contacted Alcoa - even though I did not buy the trailer new, they agreed to replace them if they could find new ones of the same pattern as they are now obsolete!

Unfortunately they did fid two new ones - I say unfortunately, because if they had not been able to find two, they were prepared give me four matching wheels of a different design

For our trailer, these wheels were marginally ok for the GVW.

I have since sold them anyway and put on 3200# cap'y 16" rims and Michelin LT's

Yours may be fine, but I would take a close look where the webs meet the rims just in case!


PS - if you are interested, I most likely have pics of the cracks and could send them to you so you will know what to look for if you want to PM me with your email address.

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