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Old 01-06-19, 06:12 AM
Mike J
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Originally Posted by 3speedslow View Post
I use brass wool. Hard to find. If you do use steel wool, make sure it is 0000 grade, the finest available. Also a good lubricant like WD-40 with it.

There’s many ways to work the rims.
I doubly agree with this, using dry 0000-grade steel wool will do a bit of cleaning, and leave a more dull finish, but when done with WD-40 on the wool, it both removes scratches and polishes nicely, then you can follow-up with a polishing compound or a polishing wax for a mirror-like shine.
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