Before the wheel gets near the polishing machines we need to totally strip it of any paint, lacquer and dirt back to bare aluminium and make sure that it is 100% clean. Then by hand we prepare the wheel, removing blemishes and rubbing down the entire surface.
After all the prep and polishing the end result is a highly polishing mirror finish.
At this point there are 2 options and it depends on what the wheels are going to be used for. If they are on a show car that spends most of its time stored the wheel can be left as bare ali and simply waxed. This means that the wheels are delicate and prone to environment conditions and need a lot of attention.
If the wheels are going to be used for day to day driving then it is by far the wisest option to lacquer them. This does diminish the mirror polish a fraction however the lacquer is hard wearing and will protect the wheels against every day wear and tear.
Pull the slider arrows left and right to view before & after images of a wheel that came to us for polishing.