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Old 09-16-2003, 10:48 PM   #1
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what i did it wet sand the wheel with 400 grit and work my way up to 2000 grit. Can i hear a BLING-BLING I HAVE THE CROSS LACE WHEELS
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the silver kind?

Peter..what is that product you have...much easier
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actually the gold but the outer ring that is factory polished but it would work on any wheel i guess very time consumeing!
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He'* talking about the bubbling and flaking of the clear coat on the lip of the wheels. I still have to sand mine down and re-coat them.

But ya, the Orange Blast wheel cleaner by "Greased Lighning" is the best.
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OTHER WISE KNOW AS OXIDATION IT INVOVLES MORE THAN FLAKES LIKE PITTS IN THE METAL ETC.
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OK..no yelling :P

I had to deal with that on my 89 alloy rims and yes it is a pain to clean
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Yeah, no yelling..it'* late and my dog is trying to sleep. J/K

I don';t think I have much pitting on mine yet. But my center caps were pitted and had to get new ones. $50

So joe do you have pics of before and after? How well did it work for you? Were you able to get rid of all the bad spots? What clear coat did you use for the wheels?
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Mine have some HORRID black stuff from the weights or something, it'* sickening! A brass brush didn't do anything to it, steel did, and it didn't too much to the wheels... Just use it the same way as the "grain" I'm gonna have to sand it down sometime, but the weight will just do it again anyways so i dunno.
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Mine are kind of bad around the weights. Are those things really necessary? I know at least one of my wheels doesn't have one...or one is extremly smaller than the others. Plus they are ugly when they are all dirty. And I don't like things that my my car look worse
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sorry for the caps i wasnt yelling but bonnie about the pics no i dont have any this is any old comptur no usb ports
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