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Old 01-20-2008, 08:36 PM   #1
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Default cleaning old halibrand magnesium wheels

just got a front engine rail with old halibrand magnesium wheels, very dirty rough lookin, was wonderin how to clean the wheels?
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Old 01-20-2008, 08:37 PM   #2
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Default Re: cleaning old halibrand magnesium wheels

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Old 01-20-2008, 09:05 PM   #3
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Default Re: cleaning old halibrand magnesium wheels

This thread will be of assistance

http://forums.pelicanparts.com/showt...ning+magnesium
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Old 01-20-2008, 09:11 PM   #4
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Default Re: cleaning old halibrand magnesium wheels

Roadsters is a HAMBer. Check out the history, tech, & links on his website:
http://www.roadsters.com/wheels/#Restore
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Old 01-20-2008, 09:18 PM   #5
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Default Re: cleaning old halibrand magnesium wheels

if they are really rough and sorta scalely ....fine glass bead them ....avoid sand blasting as it will open up the wheel and make the porosity really show....especially on the older halibrands.... brandon
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Old 01-20-2008, 09:23 PM   #6
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Default Re: cleaning old halibrand magnesium wheels

I bead blasted my magnesium Americans...
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Old 01-21-2008, 10:45 AM   #7
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Default Re: cleaning old halibrand magnesium wheels

A long time ago I did this pair by hand with the tires in place. I used steel wool and Brasso. I wouldn't even attempt it now, my hand would probably fall apart before I finished one.

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Old 01-31-2008, 08:10 PM   #8
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Default Re: cleaning old halibrand magnesium wheels

wrights silver polish and steel wool works great, this was less than 5 minutes worth of work.
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