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Old 04-29-2008, 03:49 PM
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Originally Posted by mzdfc3s
what about water spots? i have tried just about everything above to try and get these off and i just cant touch them with anything?????
yes same here. just got my vsxx and i have this stupid water spot on my rear lip. it was just super hot like 100's and the spot wont come off.
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Old 04-29-2008, 04:00 PM
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Originally Posted by SIN3
yes same here. just got my vsxx and i have this stupid water spot on my rear lip. it was just super hot like 100's and the spot wont come off.
Finally got your vsxx's huh? did you sell the TA's?
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Old 05-09-2008, 08:30 AM
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How long are Volks expected to stay in good condition? I had 2 sets in the past but never for more than a year and I washed mine with soap/water and Quick Detailer and never had a problem? I have a set of GT-S on order for my new G coupe and this tread is scaring me lol.
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Old 05-09-2008, 08:38 AM
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i wash with soap/water, then a quick wipe down with QuickDetailer; not once have i had a water spot on gold gt-s. i was the car every sunday
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Old 05-09-2008, 08:39 AM
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Originally Posted by xtrememan315
How long are Volks expected to stay in good condition? I had 2 sets in the past but never for more than a year and I washed mine with soap/water and Quick Detailer and never had a problem? I have a set of GT-S on order for my new G coupe and this tread is scaring me lol.
Id REALLY like to see what GT-S looks like on g37 coup. love that car, will most likely be my next car
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Old 05-12-2008, 03:19 PM
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Originally Posted by redlude97
Soap and water are not the only products that should be used to clean your Rays wheels, there are many wheel cleaners that are safe for anodizing which I have used to get deep down brake dust in the edges and nooks of wheels before.

Meg's multipiece wheel cleaner, P21s wheel cleaner gel, and eagle1 all wheel cleaner come to mind for anodizing safe wheel cleaners. All of which will remove brake dust that soap and water just won't touch. A good claybar and lots of lup are also very useful for removing road contamination and tar from the wheels which soap and water also won't remove.
Hi,
removing brake dust is a very very hard work.

can i use P21-S for sure? I think it smells and looks agressive and i am wondering if i can use this on my Volk wheels without damaging them?

it has a PH 9,5
(100% acid free by warranty from company)



thanks for help
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Old 05-15-2008, 04:54 PM
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I just mounted my SF Winnings yesterday. I have only had them on for about 24 hours or so. It was nice out today and they didn't get too dirty driving in the city but I couldn't wait to clean them when I got home.

I have read this thread previously in preparation. Here's the process I decide on as I am new to cleaning my wheels and am being quite cautious:

1) Start with one side of vehicle and hose down with light setting of hose water.

2) Dry with micro fiber cloth gently to remove the majority of the water.

3) Repeat on second side.

At this point the wheels were quite clean and the majority of the water was gone. Just to be sure, I drove around the block a couple of times to remove any remaining water droplets from the nooks/crannies.

4) Came back and re-dried with a micro cloth.

5) Dressed Toyos with tire shine.

On the fifth step, I was cautious not to come anywhere near the lips I was literally using a new cloth with my finger pressed into it like a point to go around the tire with the dressing. I used a limited amount to ensure no drip or spray off once I rolled back into the garage.

Overall, I am quite pleased. It will be almost impossible to keep the wheels 100% perfect in the Toronto area given the ridiculous (and continuous) construction and brutal roadways however, I am committed to keeping everything pretty.

I am considering shining the lips at some point but I they are just too new to mess with right now.

Does anyone have any bubble wrap?

Signed,

Almost obsessive compulsive in Toronto.
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Old 05-26-2008, 06:18 PM
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what do you do when it rains and your are not at home with your car?
e.g. clubbing or at friends or cinema.

i can't clean my wheels after every drive,
will the rain drops with dust be a risk for my wheels?

can anyone help me with the p21 s question above?
thx
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Old 06-20-2008, 11:07 AM
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+1000 This helped a lot
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Old 06-21-2008, 12:05 AM
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Originally Posted by MC
yeah i use just soapy water from washing the car,( that new turtle wax ICE car wash is really good and smells good too) then later before i do the tire dressing i go back over it with just an amonia free aresol glass cleaner and a microfiber cloth to get any thing i missed with the soapy water. been using the aresol spray can glass /surface cleaner for years with my old LMGT's and now factory rays. works perfect
I know this is a SUPER old post..But are we talking about like Stoners Invisible glass? Cause I have been also doing that for a few years now on all my vehicles...
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Old 06-23-2008, 11:13 AM
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1) hose down

2)soap and water

3)driver around and dry with a micro fiber cloth

4)meguiars quick detailer

5) simple
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Old 08-18-2008, 01:27 PM
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pay 3 grand for volks, it rains, and leaves water marks. hmmm i think they need better clear coat
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Old 08-19-2008, 11:13 AM
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Anyone notice the lip on a LE37 is harder to clean and not as smooth finished as say a GTS or Challenge wheel?
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Old 08-19-2008, 11:51 AM
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Originally Posted by itsjiggajames
Anyone notice the lip on a LE37 is harder to clean and not as smooth finished as say a GTS or Challenge wheel?
The GTS wheels may have a smoother lip but they are a b1tch to keep clean. You really have to watch what kind of chemicals are used to clean them also. Looking back now I sometimes wish I had the machined lips instead of polished.
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Old 08-22-2008, 09:02 AM
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Got a brand new set of LE28n's to replace my PIAA super rozzas. I am hoping these are as easy or easier to maintain, although I will say that after two summers of use most of the damages done to the PIAA's were from my own doing (catch a tiny stone under the microfiber rag, drop the valve cap onto the polished lip, etc.). Hopefully Volk finish will be just as durable for the money spent.
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Old 09-09-2008, 01:37 PM
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holy cow.

just ordered my TE37's in Bronze...I am SO glad I read this sticky

Thanks
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Old 09-28-2008, 09:07 AM
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Thanks for the awesome guide Andy!
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Old 10-05-2008, 02:14 PM
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Can you apply the same wax on the car to the GTS lips ?
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Old 10-09-2008, 08:22 PM
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Hey guys,

Just bought some SF Challenges off a member here and they have some minor lip scratches. Is there a wax/polish that can be used to remove this without harming the anodized clear coat? I nearly have the entire Zaino line, wondering if ZPC or Z2 will take them out...?
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Old 10-20-2008, 04:05 PM
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if i was to paint my GTS faces, all i would need to do is paint/clearcoat right? and if so.... what would i use to wash/wax/polish the faces?
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