The materials you will need:
-320,400,600,800,1000,1500 Grit sand paper
-Soapy Water (for the wet sanding process)
-A polishing tool for your drill
-A drill (duh)
First off clean your rims as best as you can so you dont have to worry about dirt getting in the way. next up start the wet sanding with the 320 grit and make sure you sand in ONE direction carefully going over the whole rim. Now when you move down to the finner grit make sure you completely sand over the scratchs of the last grit or you will f*** it all up, even after you have finished it, id go over it twice to be safe. So keep wet sanding your way down to finer grits until you have finally finished with the 1500. This next step is optional, some people like to go over it with 2000 grit after 1500 and even a peice of paper after that.
So now that your finished you should have a very smooth but not shiny rim, this is where your polishing wheel and mothers comes in. Now take your drill and pop that polishing wheel on top then start polishing the rim with the mothers a few times over (be generous) and you should have a clean ass blinged out set of rims when you are done.
DO NOT CLEAR COAT THE RIMS, this will give it a foggy look. As for upkeep, the downside of polishing over chroming is that you need to take a lil bit more care of them. when you get the rims wet you want to dry them off when you get home and every now and then you will have to go over the rims with some mothers to restore that shine because they do get a lil dull after a while. So there it is. Get to blingin**.
Last edited by Kali Bird; 11-08-2004 at 03:13 AM.