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Old 10-26-2008, 08:09 PM
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If only I read this threat earlier , my rims should not end up like this
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what kind of wheel wax do you guys recommend?
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Old 11-03-2008, 03:02 PM
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Wish I would've read this 'ish about a year ago. Will remember for the future. Great post.
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I have the SF Challenge gloss black with the polished lip, I have been going to the same car wash for the last year and the other day the soap at the car was ate the clear coat off of the rim were it ponded for a while. WTF, how could Rays put out such a **** clear coat on there rims. It's not like these rims are 4 for $100. I think I'm going to have them stripped and polished, it will be a little more effort to keep them clean but at least I'll be able to polish out scratches, water spots and polish them to a brilliant shine. So does anyone know the torque specs on the two piece rims our were to find them?
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Old 11-16-2008, 08:23 AM
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Originally Posted by TinmansZ View Post
I have the SF Challenge gloss black with the polished lip, I have been going to the same car wash for the last year and the other day the soap at the car was ate the clear coat off of the rim were it ponded for a while. WTF, how could Rays put out such a **** clear coat on there rims. It's not like these rims are 4 for $100. I think I'm going to have them stripped and polished, it will be a little more effort to keep them clean but at least I'll be able to polish out scratches, water spots and polish them to a brilliant shine. So does anyone know the torque specs on the two piece rims our were to find them?
I have the exact same problem with the exact same rims. And from what Ive found. Rays will NOT give you the torque specs, and they are no where to be found. Also, the clear can be stripped off, but to reanodize and clear again, seems to be impossible. Good luck. I may do the same thing your going to do by leaving the lip raw.
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Old 11-16-2008, 10:08 AM
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Old 11-28-2008, 01:29 PM
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Is it safe to use Armorall to "shine" your tires when you have VOLKS with a flat finish (ce28N TAs to be exact)????

Of course atleast a droplet of Armorall will find its way to the wheel, so im wondering if this can damage the finish in any way...
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Old 12-04-2008, 11:53 PM
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^bump... anybody????
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Old 12-05-2008, 11:41 AM
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Originally Posted by ginobetterfly View Post
^bump... anybody????
Just make sure you clean off the additional Armorall off the wheel quickly but you shouldn't even be using Armorall for tire shine anyways!
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Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
Just make sure you clean off the additional Armorall off the wheel quickly but you shouldn't even be using Armorall for tire shine anyways!
Whats the best tire shine to use with the mind set of protecting your rim?
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Whats the best tire shine to use with the mind set of protecting your rim?
Anything that is tire shine specific, not Armorall?
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Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
Anything that is tire shine specific, not Armorall?
I could be wrong, but I think he was referring to the brand he might be using.. Armor All makes tire shine.

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http://www.armorall.com/products/vie...ory_index=tire
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Originally Posted by IndyZ-man View Post
I could be wrong, but I think he was referring to the brand he might be using.. Armor All makes tire shine.

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http://www.armorall.com/products/vie...ory_index=tire
Thats my point, thanks for clarifying.
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Ah okay, I thought he was talking about just Armorall cause I know all thise car washes use that to shine the tires. I'd recommend anything that is tire shine specific.
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Originally Posted by IndyZ-man View Post
I could be wrong, but I think he was referring to the brand he might be using.. Armor All makes tire shine.

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http://www.armorall.com/products/vie...ory_index=tire
yeah thats what i meant.... so sounds like anything tire shine specific is fine.. thanks!
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Old 12-10-2008, 10:43 AM
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Anything that is tire shine specific, not Armorall?
andy can you recommend something?? anything tire shine specific is pretty broad and i dont want to take any chances with my volks you know...

what do you use to shine the tires??

I want something that i can apply with a sponge/wash cloth and not a spray on....
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Old 12-12-2008, 02:34 PM
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i use "no touch - seriously wet" its nice, just have to wipe da rims off afterwards.
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Originally Posted by AbsolutSpeedZ View Post
I hear ya, I have GT-S's with +17 and +18 and mine do have some scratches. I think I have some dirt in the clear coat, like stains, but I'm not sure and I'm looking for the best stuff to clean these lips with, any ideas?
i have volk gts's.its so hard to keep them in awesome condition.i use this polish to get out water spots and minor scratches.it comes off with little effort.i have to do a before and after with this product.



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I want to know when I dismount my TA TE37's what should I do to the inner barrel to keep it from browning/ looking dull?

I was thinking of cleaning the wheels really good and then putting a wheel wax on it??? bad idea on a flat finish?
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