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Got some 1000 and 1500 sand paper today. Sanding with 2000 grit + 3 stage of Mother's rim polish still left deep scratches. 1500 didn't remove deep scratches either. 1000 grit seem to have done the trunk. So in short, to remove scratches from rim (NOT rashes):
1) Sand with 1000, 1500, 2000 grit sand paper
2) Polish with Mother Power Metal Scratch Removing Polish + Power Ball MD*
3) Polish with Mother Mag and Aluminium Polish + Power Ball cone/regular
4) If you want to really bring out the shine, polish with Billet polish
However, since the lip is bare metal, it WILL tarnish within weeks. You can't use a normal wax or sealant as wheels get hot and will burn up any regular wax or sealant. There are a few products on the market, but from research it seems most of these also gets burn up in a week or so. I'm going to try Opti-coat. It's a ceramic permanent and coating and be used on bare metal. I'll report back about it's longetivity.
*Note Power Ball MD is different from your average Power ball at your retailer. Power Ball MD had more cut and is only meant to be use with the Power Metal Scatch remover as it won't work with your normal power ball.
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