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 Post subject: cleaning/polishing Mazda RX-4 wheel centre caps
PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 11:55 pm 
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I've got 4 RX-4 wheel centre caps like these ones:


now mine aren't shiny, they've got 30+ years of road crud on them.

Kev and others, could I use something like a mothers powerball and some sort of stainless (are they stainless or just chromed pot metal/cast aluminum?) steel cleaner and just polish them up?

I sat down last night in front of the tv and gave them a clean by hand, it took a few hours but I started to move most of the crud off them, but I can't get to the deeper stuff in the hard to get areas.

Also, should the rotor symbol be painted red?[/img]

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 3:48 pm 

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Location: cali
powerball and mother polish work better than anything in my opinion

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2010 5:28 am 
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Yes mate, the rx-4 version of the cap had a red centre and the 929 of the same vintage had the blue centre.

Too many Mazda's in the collection. 4 Mitsubishi's, 6 Toyota's and now 3 Datsun's as well.
Putting together a Mazda/Japanese motor museum. New bigger venue for the museum has been bought, watch this space!

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