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Old 07-03-2005, 10:51 AM   #1
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Default How come nobody likes the stock "cross lace" rims?

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Just wondering...I kinda like mine. Am I totally alone in that thought?
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Old 07-03-2005, 11:26 AM   #2
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nope, i like them, i actually like them better than the torque stars
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Many members here like the crosslaces. However I believe the people that don't like them probably tried to clean them when they were very dirty and those rims are a serious pain in the butt to clean.
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I use the Castrol Super Clean stuff in the purple jug. It seems to easily remove the brake dust for me...I use it on the Bonneville and the wife'* Expedition.
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Ok...you should know that regular superclean will take off most finishes and some paints. Not sure if you are using a superclean wheel cleaner or the regular superclean. I've used the stuff for other things before and it'* very potent cleaner.
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Ok...you should know that regular superclean will take off most finishes and some paints. Not sure if you are using a superclean wheel cleaner or the regular superclean. I've used the stuff for other things before and it'* very potent cleaner.
LOL, yeah Bill, I found that out the hard way on my old Lincoln LSC...

I simply wet the wheels first, spray them with the regular purple stuff cleaner, then a quick wipe with a rag before a thorough rinse...no problems yet, but thanks for the head'* up...I probably should have put a small disclaimer in my above reply...

I actually prefer Simple Green, but scored a 2-1/2 gallon jug of the Super Clean very cheap so I've been using that. It definitely seems more potent than the "green stuff"
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Sure is and even more expensive is the Meguires Hot Rims cleaner I use. I find it works well...but it'* not cheap. Lakeville has cross laces and used Eagle A2Z I think it was...said it did wonders for him.
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i don't like them because of what has already been stated here - PAIN TO CLEAN!

and a second point - CHROME looks so much nicer!
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I am so trying to get money together for chrome torq'* for my car
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i like them also
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