I’d like to pass along a tip I experienced on restoring
brushed aluminum snowflake wheels.
First, you can get them done professionally for around
$50-100 each. So I decided to do it myself.
Guess what? I restored my wheels for a grand total of $8.50.
That’s right. $8.50!!
Two products I used were EAGLE ONE brand never-dull wadding
polish. I polished each wheel five times until it brought back the luster. It
worked! Next I went over the old gold trim with a real fine sandpaper, and then
the big surprise. I looked all over for gold paint. I went even to auto shops
and pro paint shops.
They all told me the same thing. They should be masked and
spray painted. I then by coincidence went to my SEARS store and found exactly
what I was looking for.... A half-pint of Sears Best bright accent metallic
gold enamel for all metals. It took me painstakingly 2 hours a wheel to paint,
but the results were awesome.
So for the price of $8.50 and plenty of hard but enjoyable
work I got my wheels looking really great I just thought I’d share this
experience with you and fellow members.