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Polished Snowflakes UPDATE!
88turbomajor Offline
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UPDATE:  I sandblasted everything on the outside and then sanded the flat surfaces: 80, 120, 400, 800, 1000 and 2000 grit using an orbital sander.  

Then I primed the inserts using a template
   


Then I used the template to spray on the Ford Argent Silver.
   


All of the inset areas are now painted.  The final step is to polish the flat areas with the Meguiars aluminum wheel polish.
   

This is the original picture of the wheel I posted, only being polished.  As I worked through the wheels, I found out that all of the other inset areas of the other 3 wheels were in rougher shape than this one.  I was hoping not to sandblast but had to......
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The end result should be like the photoshopped picture below.
   


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1984 Mercury Cougar 5.0L LS Silver/Gray (New 5.0L with E7 heads and HO cam)
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Jeff K Offline
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Looking good!!
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
05 Taurus SEL Duratec daily driver
04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car)
02 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
95 Taurus GL Vulcan winter beater
67 Honda 450 Super Sport - completely customized
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88turbomajor Offline
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Thanks Jeff! I'll post a cleaner picture after the final polishing. I'm already on to my second rim. The more you do, the faster you can get through each one because you learn what techniques to use to get the best final result.
1984 Mercury Cougar 5.0L LS Silver/Gray (New 5.0L with E7 heads and HO cam)
Previous: 1988 Turbo Coupe
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