Shine-ish Parts 2 through 4

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Obviously, the prizmgsi.com Prizm GSi wouldn’t be rolling around for long with one presentable aluminum wheel and three dilapidated messes.  No more than a few weeks at least…

So, off they came – one at a time for minimum scissor jack efficiency and maximum space-saver tire decrepitude fouling the driveway.  Post -work, -dinner and -family time for several chilly nights, the same plan:

  1. Remove dingy aluminum wheel using factory jack, leftover ratchet, and iPhone used as a light source
  2. Replace with factory spare
  3. Strip old finish in two applications of citrus-scented chemical
  4. Bed
  5. Work
  6. Replace newly shine-ish aluminum wheel using factory jack, leftover ratchet, and iPhone used as a light source.
  7. Repeat
  8. Profit

While one had aquarium silicone sealant (not) holding the center cap on – as pictured above – overall the set was not in terrible condition.  The aquarium wheel had a pretty significant case of curb rash as seen below, so I think the next plan of action will be some serious time with various grits of sandpaper in pursuit of a mirror shine.

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For now, we’ll be happy with shine-ish.

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