*Do at your own risk, this is for informative purposes only*
-2 packs 3m wet or dry assorted sand paper packs with assorted grades. 220, 320, 400 grit.
-1 pack of super fine steel wool
-1 tub of running compound or rouge.
-1 can of mothers aluminum mag polish.
-if you have a dremel use the sand paper bands or the flap wheel (120 grit for either ).
-if you don't have a dremel use 120 grit sand paper.
-some clean cotton rags.
1. Using the windex clean the wheel of any excess dirt and brake dust.
2. Now use the dremel or the 120 grit sand paper and start to sand off any oxidation and the remaining clear coat.
3. Once you have a dull but clean looking wheel, move on to the 220 grit paper, I would not wet sand just yet(this is optional however). Now sand until your wheel is smooth and you cannot see the previous scratches from the last grit you used.
4. Now I would suggest you go ahead and wet sand with the 320 grit paper, use quit a bit of water. Again sand until you get an even more refined look.
5. Now finally wet sand with the 400 grit paper, same procedure applies as before.
6. Now clean the wheel with the windex and wipe it down with a clean rag.
7. Use the superfine steel wool and buff the surfaces that you sanded down. The harder you buff the better the shine.
8. Use the rubbing compound or rouge and apply it sparingly, a little goes a long way. Once the compound has cured or dried go ahead and use a clean towel to buff the the areas you applied the compound to.
9. Use the mothers aluminum polish, and repeat step 8.(you will know when to start buffing the aluminum polish when if forms a black colored residue.)
-It took me almost 2 hours a wheel to do this, and I only did the lip of my wheels since that was the only part that was chipped and oxidized.
-Bare aluminum will oxidize easier than clear coated aluminum, so you have to keep them polished and protected. "Mothers" make some of the best metal polishes out there.
-You can obviously use a progressivly finer grit sand paper/steel wool. The only reason I used what I used is because that was the only thing available to me at the time I did this. I will post pics soon of before and after.
Good luck and strong arms.