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Maserati Mario
Jun 19th, 2009, 03:52 PM
So I had these new center caps laying around waiting for my rims to get chromed.
Then :idea: I realized my rims have Clear Coat on them and I can polish them and they'd be worthy of new caps!

:woot2So M105 to the rescue!:woot2
Then a coat of NXT and topped with M135.
Scottwax2 I used a mini power ball and spend just a few minutes on each rim.Scottwax4
I was so happy with the results.
If you have CC Rims, I encourage you to do the same if your rims look bad.:xyxthumbs

Mercedes Benz have are notorious for heavy break dust on the front rims, and they had some bad stains that wouldn't come out with washing but it was no match for M105!
http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll43/MaseratiMario/6-17-9003.jpg

http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll43/MaseratiMario/6-17-9007.jpg

Here's a macro shot of the dirt
http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll43/MaseratiMario/6-17-9005.jpg

Here's a shiny shot after just a few passes with M105 baby!Scottwax2
http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll43/MaseratiMario/6-17-9010.jpg

Here's the outside shot, couldn't get a good reflection but you get the point
http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll43/MaseratiMario/6-19-9002.jpg

Macro of the cleanliness!
http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll43/MaseratiMario/6-19-9003.jpg

Now the car is worthy of the new caps.
http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll43/MaseratiMario/6-19-9006.jpg

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J. A. Michaels
Jun 19th, 2009, 03:58 PM
hey Mario, The rims look great. They are worthy of the new center caps. Great work.

Tuck91
Jun 19th, 2009, 03:59 PM
excellent work Mario, did you do this by hand or with a machine?

Maserati Mario
Jun 19th, 2009, 04:00 PM
Thanks guys!
I used the Mini Power Ball on a drill.

Eddie6th
Jun 19th, 2009, 04:22 PM
Came really nice.A new lease of life.