How to Refinish Stock Car Rims
- 1). Wash the rims thoroughly with soap and water to remove dirt and grime. Failure to properly clean the wheel before the refinishing process can cause severe damage to the aesthetics of the rims as grit can scratch the rims' surfaces.
- 2). Attach the medium buffing wheel to your electric drill by connecting the drill head into the hole on the buffing wheel. Turn the drill to secure it in place. Cover the buffing wheel with brown Tripoli rouge buffing compound once the drill has been successfully attached. If you are dealing with hard-to-reach areas (e.g., a rim that contains small spokes), attach a small buffing wheel instead.
- 3). Buff the wheel by using straight and even motions over the surface of the metal. Never buff in a circular direction (the way you would buff out a scratch on the paint of a vehicle) as this will damage the wheel. Once the wheel has been buffed thoroughly, use microfiber towels to apply a metal polish to the aluminum. This will give the wheel a shiny and new look. Repeat this process for all rims.