Wheel Guide

Not sure what wheel to use? These charts will help you decide what's best for your application.  

First of all, what is your goal? Do you want to clean up corrosion and rust, remove scratches, smooth out casting lines, give your part a brushed look, or polish to a chrome finish? Pryme has wheels for each scenario.

Pryme has several wheels that work great to remove corrosion and rust, and leave behind a bright finish. All wheels are suitable for aluminum, stainless steel, steel, titanium and copper. Here are some recommendations.

Fine Cleaning Wheel

Mounts on bench grinder

Quickly removes light corrosion and leaves a bright brushed finish. Works great on larger, more open parts.

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V2 Fine Cleaning Wheel

Mounts on bench grinder

Quickly removes light corrosion and leaves a bright brushed finish. Works great on larger, more open parts.

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Rough Cleaning Wheel

Mounts on bench grinder

Great at removing heavy corrosion and rust, leaves behind a rough brushed finish. Also smooths out scratches. Works great on larger, more open parts.

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Mini Cleaning Wheels

Mounts on dremel or die grinder

Great at removing corrosion and rust. Also smooths out scratches. Works best on smaller parts or in tight corners. Includes both fine and rough grade wheels.

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Fine Point Cleaning Wheel

Mounts on dremel

Great at removing light corrosion. Works best in extremely tight corners or crevices.

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3" Cleaning Wheel

Mounts on die grinder or drill

Quickly removes light corrosion and leaves a bright brushed finish. Works great on parts like swingarms or aluminum frames.

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2" Cleaning Wheel

Mounts on die grinder or drill

Quickly removes light corrosion and leaves a bright brushed finish. Works great on parts like engine cases and covers, triples clamps, and suspension linkage.

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Drill Cleaning Wheels

Mounts on drill

Great at removing corrosion and rust. Also smooths out scratches. Works great when you only have a drill. Includes both fine and rough grade wheels.

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Here's a list of wheels that work great at blending in scratches and casting marks. All wheels are suitable for aluminum, stainless steel, and steel.

Rough Cleaning Wheel

Mounts on bench grinder

Quickly blends in scratches or casting marks. Works great on larger, more open parts. Can leave waviness or dips in part if used extensively.

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6" Fiber Flap Wheel

Mounts on bench grinder

Effectively smooths out scratches, creating a consistent, uniform finish with very little waves or warping.  Works great on larger, more open parts.

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1" Fiber Flap Wheel

Mounts on die grinder

Effectively smooths out scratches, creating a consistent, uniform finish with very little waves or warping. Conforms to the shape of a part fairly well. Works great on smaller, more detailed parts.

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Mini Cleaning Wheels

Mounts on dremel or die grinder

Great at blending in scratches or casting marks. Can leave waviness or dips in part if used extensively. Works best on smaller parts or in tight corners. Includes both fine and rough grade wheels.

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2" Flap Wheel

Mounts on die grinder

Effectively smooths out scratches and casting marks, creating a consistent, uniform finish with little waves or warping. Lasts a long time.

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Mini Flap Wheels

Mounts on dremel

Effectively smooths out scratches and casting marks in tight corners and crevices. Can leave waviness or dips in part if used extensively.

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Drill Cleaning Wheels

Mounts on drill

Great at removing corrosion and rust. Also smooths out scratches. Works great when you only have a drill. Includes both fine and rough grade wheels.

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Looking for a clean brushed finish? Pryme has you covered. These wheels are suitable for aluminum, stainless steel, and steel.

If you want a nice brushed look, first you'll want to remove scratches and imperfections or those will stand out like a sore thumb. Step 1 should only be used if you have deep scratches or want to remove casting lines/dimples. Skip to step 2 if you only have smaller scratches.

(Step 1) Remove Deep Scratches

Rough Cleaning Wheel

For General Use

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(Step 1) Remove Deep Scratches

Mini Rough Wheels

For Tight Corners

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(Step 2) Remove Light Scratches

6" Fiber Flap Wheel

For General Use

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(Step 2) Remove Light Scratches

1" Fiber Flap Wheel

For Tight Corners

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(Step 3) Achieve Brushed Finish

Fine Cleaning Wheel

For General Use

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(Step 3) Achieve Brushed Finish

V2 Fine Cleaning Wheel

For General Use

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(Step 3) Achieve Brushed Finish

Mini Fine Wheels

For Tight Corners

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(Step 3) Achieve Brushed Finish

3" Cleaning Wheel

For Swingarms & Frames

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(Step 3) Achieve Brushed Finish

2" Cleaning Wheel

For Crankcases, Engine Covers, Triple Clamps, & Frames

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Follow the steps below to achieve a mirror like shine. If you want a perfectly polished finish, you'll want to remove scratches, casting lines, and imperfections before bringing out the shine, or those will stand out like a sore thumb. Step 1 should only be used if you have deep scratches or want to remove casting lines / dimples. Skip to step 2 if you only have smaller scratches. 

Steps For Aluminum

(Step 1) Remove Deep Scratches

Rough Cleaning Wheel

For General Use

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(Step 1) Remove Deep Scratches

Mini Rough Wheels

For Tight Corners

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(Step 2) Remove Light Scratches

6" Fiber Flap Wheel

For General Use, Best On Large Parts

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(Step 2) Remove Light Scratches

1" Fiber Flap Wheel

For Tight Corners

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(Step 3) Polish Prep

Fine Cleaning Wheel

For General Use

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(Step 3) Polish Prep

V2 Fine Cleaning Wheel

For General Use

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(Step 3) Polish Prep

Mini Fine Wheels

For Tight Corners

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(Step 4) First Polish

Sewn Wheel with Brown Compound

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(Step 5) Final Polish

Loose Wheel with White Compound

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Steps For Steel and Stainless Steel

(Step 1) Remove Deep Scratches

For General Use

Rough Cleaning Wheel

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(Step 1) Remove Deep Scratches

For Tight Corners

Mini Rough Wheels

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(Step 2) Remove Light Scratches

For General Use

6" Fiber Flap Wheel

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(Step 2) Remove Light Scratches

For Tight Corners

1" Fiber Flap Wheel

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(Step 3) Polish Prep

For General Use

Fine Cleaning Wheel

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(Step 3) Polish Prep

For Tight Corners

Mini Fine Wheels

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(Step 4) First Polish

Sewn Wheel with Stainless Compound

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(Step 5) Final Polish

Loose Wheel with White Compound

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Refer to this video for more of a visual guide:

Wheels By Machine  

Pryme wheels are offered for a variety of machines and tools, including bench grinders / buffers, die grinders, dremels, and drills.

The bench grinder wheels are available for machines with a 1/2", 5/8", and 3/4" shaft size. 

Fine Cleaning Wheel

Quickly removes light scratches, corrosion, rust, and leaves a bright brushed finish.

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V2 Fine Cleaning Wheel

Quickly removes light scratches, corrosion, rust, and leaves a bright brushed finish.

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Rough Cleaning Wheel

Great at removing heavy corrosion and rust leaves behind a rough brushed finish. Also smooths out deep scratches and casting marks.

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6" Fiber Flap Wheel

Effectively smooths out scratches and castings, creating a consistent, uniform finish with very little waves or warping.

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6" Flap Wheel

Quickly smooths out scratches and castings, creating a consistent finish. Lasts a long time.

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All die grinder wheels have a 1/4" shaft, and will fit any rotary tool that uses a 1/4" collet.

Mini Cleaning Wheels

Includes both fine and rough grade wheels. Fine wheels quickly remove light scratches, corrosion and rust, and leave a bright brushed finish. Rough wheels work great at blending in deep scratches or casting marks. Works best on smaller parts or in tight corners.

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3" Cleaning Wheel

Quickly removes light scratches, corrosion, rust, and leaves a bright brushed finish. Works great on parts like swingarms or aluminum frames.

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2" Cleaning Wheel

Quickly removes light scratches, corrosion, rust, and leaves a bright brushed finish. Works great on parts like engine cases and covers, triples clamps, and suspension linkage.

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1" Fiber Flap Wheel

Effectively smooths out scratches and castings, creating a consistent, uniform finish with little waves or warping.

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2" Flap Wheel

Quickly smooths out scratches and castings, creating a consistent finish. Lasts a long time.

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All dremel wheels have a 1/8" shaft, and will fit any rotary tool that uses a 1/8" collet.

Mini Cleaning Wheels

Includes both fine and rough grade wheels. Fine wheels quickly remove light scratches, corrosion and rust, and leave a bright brushed finish. Rough wheels work great at blending in deep scratches or casting marks. Works best on smaller parts or in tight corners.

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Mini Flap Wheels

Effectively smooths out scratches and casting marks in tight corners and crevices.

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Fine Point Cleaning Wheel

Great at removing light corrosion. Works best in extremely tight corners or crevices.

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The following wheels can be mounted on a drill or tool that has a drill chuck.

Drill Cleaning Wheels

Includes both fine and rough grade wheels. Fine wheels quickly remove light scratches, corrosion and rust, and leave a bright brushed finish. Rough wheels work great at blending in deep scratches or casting marks.

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3" Cleaning Wheel

Quickly removes light scratches, corrosion, rust, and leaves a bright brushed finish. Works great on parts like swingarms or aluminum frames.

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2" Cleaning Wheel

Quickly removes light scratches, corrosion, rust, and leaves a bright brushed finish. Works great on parts like engine cases and covers, triples clamps, and suspension linkage.

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1" Fiber Flap Wheel

Effectively smooths out scratches and castings, creating a consistent, uniform finish with little waves or warping.

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2" Flap Wheel

Quickly smooths out scratches and castings, creating a consistent finish. Lasts a long time.

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Every wheel has it's pros and cons, use this chart to see what wheel will work best for you. 

Cleaning Wheels

Wheel

Pros

Cons

Leaves a brilliant, smooth, brushed finish. Shines up parts quickly.

Wears out fast under heavy pressure or if caught on sharp edge. Won't remove deep scratches, use Rough Wheel or Fiber Flap Wheel for scratch removal.  

Leaves a brilliant, smooth, brushed finish. Shines up parts quickly. Lasts a while.

Won't remove deep scratches, use Rough Wheel or Fiber Flap Wheel for scratch removal. 

Shines up parts quickly. Leaves a smooth, brushed finish. Works great in tighter areas.

Doesn't leave a very consistent finish with the smaller wheels. Finish by hand on larger parts to achieve a uniform finish. 

Shines up parts great. Leaves a smooth, brushed finish. Works great in tighter areas and when you only have a drill on hand.

Doesn't clean as quickly as other kits due to the lower RPM of a drill. 

Removes scratches, pits, and casting lines quickly. Lasts a long time.

Can leave waviness or dips in part if used extensively. Stack multiple wheels or use a Fiber Flap Wheel afterwards to achieve a uniform finish. 

Leaves a smooth, brushed finish. Shines up parts quickly. Perfect for frames and swingarms.

Wears out fast under heavy pressure. Won't remove deep scratches, use Rough Wheel or Flap Wheel for scratch removal.

Leaves a smooth, brushed finish. Shines up parts quickly. Perfect for engine cases and covers, triple clamps, linkage, and shocks.

Wears out fast under heavy pressure. Won't remove deep scratches, use Rough Wheel or Flap Wheel for scratch removal.

Leaves a bright, brushed finish. Shines up parts quickly. Cleans in extremely tight areas that other wheels cannot get to.

Doesn't leave a consistent finish. Only use in tight areas. 

Flap Wheels

Wheel

Pros

Cons

Effectively smooths out scratches, creating a consistent, uniform finish with very little waves or warping. Lasts a long time.

Is a bit stiff and may not work in tighter corners. Use rough wheels from Mini Cleaning Kit or small Flap Wheel for smaller parts.

Effectively smooths out scratches, creating a consistent, uniform finish. Good at conforming to the shape of a part.

Wears down with heavy pressure or abuse. For heavy material removal, use Rough Wheel or Flap Wheel. Can leave a dip if used in one area too long. 

Effectively smooths out scratches, creating a consistent, uniform finish with little waves or warping. Lasts a long time.

Is a bit stiff. Leaves behind scratches that should be smoothed out with a Fine Wheel

Effectively smooths out scratches in tight areas that larger wheels cannot access. Lasts a long time. Leaves a smooth, brushed finish. Shines up parts quickly. Perfect for frames and swingarms.

Is a bit stiff. Can leave a dip if used in one area too long.