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goose7919 04-21-2009 01:28 PM

Midnight Silver rim care
 
Hey guys, question about cleaning the Midnight Silver rims that come standard with the RS package. They're painted, right? So would I clean them like I'm cleaning any other painted part of the car? Also, does anyone know how well they'll hold up over the years compared to aluminum or other types of wheels? Thanks in advance, and sorry if this is a repost!

Moose 04-22-2009 03:18 PM

Keep them clean.

Do not let brake dust to accumulate and sit on them for any extended period of time.

Apply polish asap.

As most here know, I use Zaino, and I've Zainoed every set of wheels, and no problems.

Just keep them clean and keep them waxed/polished, and you'll be fine. :thumbsup:

goose7919 04-22-2009 03:44 PM

Awesome...thanks Moose!

dodson914 04-22-2009 03:47 PM

The wheels are painted? I would have kept the stock wheels or gone polished if I knew that. Ugh...Oh well.

Hylton 04-22-2009 04:09 PM

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Originally Posted by dodson914 (Post 424863)
The wheels are painted? I would have kept the stock wheels or gone polished if I knew that. Ugh...Oh well.

Yes but you will be able to fool everyone with the midnight silver wheels. They look like clear coat over polished steel.

Zeus95 04-23-2009 01:20 PM

Good info guys, Thanks. Just ordered my Zaino yesterday, so i will probably have some questions for you guys that have been using it.

Moose 04-23-2009 01:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Zeus95 (Post 427434)
Good info guys, Thanks. Just ordered my Zaino yesterday, so i will probably have some questions for you guys that have been using it.

:thumbsup: Ask away! :D

2Fast4you 04-25-2009 01:11 PM

i saw a some in person, they really looked polished.

Zeus95 04-25-2009 08:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Moose (Post 427455)
:thumbsup: Ask away! :D

Ok Moose you asked for it LOL !! I am getting the stripes put on Monday, and the Clear Bra 3M on Tuesday. Do I need to Zaino it before the clear bra ?? or ?? Thanks !
:iono::help:

Supermans 04-25-2009 09:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Zeus95 (Post 433534)
Ok Moose you asked for it LOL !! I am getting the stripes put on Monday, and the Clear Bra 3M on Tuesday. Do I need to Zaino it before the clear bra ?? or ?? Thanks !
:iono::help:

That's a good question. I probably would to keep the consistency of the wax even.

Moose 04-26-2009 01:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zeus95 (Post 433534)
Ok Moose you asked for it LOL !! I am getting the stripes put on Monday, and the Clear Bra 3M on Tuesday. Do I need to Zaino it before the clear bra ?? or ?? Thanks !
:iono::help:

:D DO it. :thumbsup:

Andro 04-26-2009 08:36 PM

There easier to maintain then polished wheels

quickdraw 04-27-2009 01:09 PM

Treat them just like any other painted surface. Clean and wash, wax and polish and above all no chemicals.

Abygale 10-15-2009 10:14 PM

Advice Needed!
 
Moose.....I need your advice. I didn't polish my midnight silver wheels like I should have. I noticed that there seems to be some buildup of grime or brake dust in some areas now. What do you recommend to get them back looking good as possible? Thanks

Moose 10-15-2009 11:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Abygale (Post 1050421)
Moose.....I need your advice. I didn't polish my midnight silver wheels like I should have. I noticed that there seems to be some buildup of grime or brake dust in some areas now. What do you recommend to get them back looking good as possible? Thanks

Not to worry Abygale! ;)

I'd first wash them with a good quality car wash.

If you still have some stubborn brake dust, a good quality wheel cleaner, ie; Mothers or Meguires, will work well.

Once you've got them to your satisfaction, go ahead and apply a coat of wax/polish. :thumbsup:

* Be sure to clean/polish the rims ONLY when they're cool to the touch. ;)

PLEASE let me know if that helps. I've detailed cars where it appeared the owner NEVER cleaned their rims, and I've always been able to get them looking good as new. So, we'll get yours looking brand new too.

Ed

Abygale 10-16-2009 12:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Moose (Post 1050705)
Not to worry Abygale! ;)

I'd first wash them with a good quality car wash.

If you still have some stubborn brake dust, a good quality wheel cleaner, ie; Mothers or Meguires, will work well.

Once you've got them to your satisfaction, go ahead and apply a coat of wax/polish. :thumbsup:

* Be sure to clean/polish the rims ONLY when they're cool to the touch. ;)

PLEASE let me know if that helps. I've detailed cars where it appeared the owner NEVER cleaned their rims, and I've always been able to get them looking good as new. So, we'll get yours looking brand new too.

Ed

Thank you very much Moose. I finally was able to wash my girl tonight (after a long week of rain) but the wheels definitely need more attention. I'll get some of that wheel cleaner tomorrow and let you know how it turns out.

I want to get a few coats of Z2 on her before I store her away for the winter but I noticed the Z6 acts differently already- it needed a little rubbing to remove which is unusual. I think it is because of the colder temps (low 40s) so I need to double check the temps for applying Z2 and Z5....I hope its not too late already :(

mnywstr 10-16-2009 03:58 AM

Painted or Polished doesn't matter much, They are both still clear coated!


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