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Thats a good report. For someone who hates cleaning his wings, the wingnut certainly keeps them spotless judging by the pictures I've seen of them on this site.
 

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The trouble with all that is by the time some of us get to buy a Wing it's already a few years old and on its second or third owner, so its the later owner who has to face all that hard sanding and polishing work! Enjoy the weekend everyone. :D
 
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The polishing and cleaning is all part and parcel of this great bike. :cool:
 

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My GL1200 had been stored in a shed for a few years prior to my owning it, and the wheels were in bad shape, along with the mice who moved in around the air filter housing... I used my old faithful Blue Magic metal polish which brought the aluminum to a mirror shine. A couple of coats of carnuba wax has kept them like new all year. A light re-do may be required for next season. The mice are another story.
 

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If you have the patience and energy, polishing your aluminium wheels etc is very rewarding, even though you may have to do it often. Putting clearcoats over the aluminium may last ages but it also dulls down the polished surface somewhat. heres always a trade-off, ie work like hell for a perfect finish or spray on clearcoat and lose some of the shine!
 

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Does anyone know roughly how long it would take to get a well used 1500 Goldwing wheel up to a finish like the wingnut got in that article?
 

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I'd say several hours per wheel Willy. Sore knuckles after wards for sure. Do one each weekend and spread the workload.
 

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Hello. Have any of you guys over there used the bom on the wheels. It is so easy to use and it will bring them up like chrome.
 

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Don`t polish the wheels, powder coat the buggers ! I had mine done !8 months ago in a finish that looks almost like chrome andwith the ring of fire they look stunning. I wash them as I do the rest of the bike , and if they are picking up a bit of brake dust or dead flies I give `em a splash of "Wonder Wheels" . Polishing wheels, what`s all that about ? Wheels iz made for turning not polishing m8 . ;)Huffy
 

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What finish did you get the wheels powder coated in Huffy, to get a chrome-like finish? Chrome is too much trouble but if a powder coat can be had thats close to chrome then thats good news.
 

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;)Hi Jason, I had them done at a powder coaters in Barnsley, Yorkshire about 18 months ago. Ithink the company`s name is Metal Magic. Obviously the finish isn`t chrome but it`s asclose as youcould get using powder. I`m not talking shiny laquered silver, I`m talking CHROME LIKE With a BIG C !.The wheels lookoutstanding !. I must say at this point thatI have absolutely nothing to do with this firm. I`m just a very satisfied customer. I`ve tried to send a picture of my bike so that you can see the wheels but it won`t download `cos the file`s too big. Huffy
 
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