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#1 OFFLINE   outlaw118

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Posted 10 April 2008 - 07:39 PM

Just a quick one, hopefully some one can help....Planning to give Mrs's Pug206 a bit of a clean up this weekend, wheels off and all that, can someone tell me, once I've cleaned the alloys up, can I put ordinary car wax polish (autoglym/turtlewax etc) on them, make them easier to keep clean, and make 'em shinier? Had some conflicting advice.....

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Posted 10 April 2008 - 09:08 PM

When I clean my car properly I go through all that process with the wheels & use car polish afterwards - it really does make a difference. The polish will make them easier to clean in the shorter term certainly, but as for protecting against brake dust, etc, I think it will have little effect.Whats the conflicting advice you've had?

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Posted 10 April 2008 - 09:20 PM

just make sure you don't grease the brake discs to stop them going rusty.. :lol:
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Posted 10 April 2008 - 09:36 PM

Use a toothbrush to get to any nooks and crannies on the wheels, use heat to bend the shaft 90 degrees for bits that you need a toothbrush bent at 90 degrees to get to!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Posted 11 April 2008 - 04:31 PM

Cheers!!I thought it would be ok, but someone said that because of the heat involved, polish wasn't a good idea, another said not to use standard polish, only stuff recommended for metallic paint coz of the laquer.I thought it was bollox at the time, but you know how it is; if I bugger up "Pugsley"'s wheels, she'll be using my testes for earrings.(mind you it wasn't me who kerbed the bastards....) :wink:

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Posted 11 April 2008 - 04:48 PM

Polishing them wont protect them from kerbs! :D The only thing to remember is once polished, dont use a wheel cleaner cos it will strip it straight off.Of course - you wont need to because they will clean easier anyway.
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