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It's not difficult but it takes a bit of time. For original wheels that are still anodized you need to strip the anodizing (Easy-Off oven cleaner in the yellow can), and the painted centers (aircraft stripper works best), then remove defects (if any) with sandpaper going from coarse to fine as necessary, then the polishing process starting with a drill and buffing wheel and using jewelers rouge, first red, then white and culminating with and a very fine polish. I found Mothers Mag wheel polish to be best after I tried several brands. Then I masked and painted the center. If you enjoy working projects like this it's a fun one. All depends on what you like to do in your spare time I guess.
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