Last year I bought a old used 17" Akront rim instead of the 16" I started with. It was in ok condition but needed some TLC to take the shine back to its former glory. First with machine polish and then some fine polish by hand and now it looks like new again.
Aluminum is a awesome material, if you are willing to put in the hours you are always rewarded with the unbeatable alu shine no matter what state the parts was in before.
The rear rim spec's
The restored glory