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polished alloys

Post by Nate » Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:23 pm

Been sat here all evening polishing the rims of my new alloys. What do peoples use to keep them shiny when they're in use?


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Re: polished alloys

Post by Tim_R » Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:33 pm

Lacquer or wax are the 2 main options I think. How often do you feel like waxing....?

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Re: polished alloys

Post by Weerocco » Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:04 pm

Was told by a guy that repairs/sprays wheels that he used to put some wd40 on them, sounds reasonable I think

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Re: polished alloys

Post by james butler » Sun Dec 15, 2013 5:40 pm

constant polishing is the best, every time you do they will get shinier and shinier.
wd40 works but make sure you dont get it on your bakes!

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