Watch this video tutorial from the Polish Guy to see how to clean and polish Ford Ranger alloy rims using Autosol Polish. In this polishing tip, we polish an alloy wheel on a 2004 Ford Ranger 4X4 pickup truck. The tutorial includes detailed work instructions and best practices.
Autosol Metal Polish
Moldable Horse-Hair Detail Brush
5? Flitz BuffBall
Micro Fiber Cloth
Pair of nitrile gloves
Instructions and Application:
1. If necessary, wash your wheels and let dry. Then apply a heavy dime size spot of Autosol Metal Polish onto the finger tip of your nitrile glove. Cover the entire surface of the wheel with a thin layer of polish and let sit for a minute or two.
2. On hard to reach areas like around the lugnuts or to get into the sharp edges of the wheel casting, the use of a horse hair detail brush allows for easier application of the polish. The Fuller Horse-Hair Brush is soft and will not scratch the surface of the wheel like some brushes do, but is still stiff enough to get the polish right in where you want it to be. Also the brush's handle can be held under hot water and molded to any shape you need to help get it into tight areas where a rigid handle brush might not be able to go.
3. You can just polish your wheels with a cloth at this point, or to speed things up, use a Flitz 5? Original BuffBall attached to your drill. It makes the work much quicker & easier. Start the BuffBall slowly so as not to spatter the polish all over and then increase the speed. Keep the BuffBall moving and run it in and out of the wheel casting. It forms right into the size necessary to polish the openings. It really worked well for us in this demonstration. Always polish with the Flitz Buffball turning in the forward or right rotation.
4. Now clean up any remaining polish residue with a microfiber cloth. Polish to a high shine as desired. To keep your wheels looking good, periodically wipe down with the microfiber cloth to remove brake dust an