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Old 02-28-2010, 09:14 PM   #21
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Lookin good! Better then before, now be prepared to do this once a week
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hmmmm, the rim looks a little better.....maybe some more elbow grease is needed
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It's only the one little patch that I did, just rubbed a bit of wax on with a paper towel and wiped it off. Just the space between the spokes, that's the only spot I did so far.
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It's only the one little patch that I did, just rubbed a bit of wax on with a paper towel and wiped it off. Just the space between the spokes, that's the only spot I did so far.
Ahh, I see it now, your golden. The only thing I foresee is this becoming a habit as the wax wears off, but its worth it
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Old 02-28-2010, 09:46 PM   #25
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Maybe, we'll see. Even if I do need to reapply every so often, no big deal.
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Once you are done, apply one big thick coat, let it haze up, and then buff it off. It'll last longer. Thick coats don't produce as much shine as multiple thin coats, but they are flat black wheels.
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Word. I was a little concerned it might add too much shine, but it's perfect so far. Just the right amount of sheen. Thanks man.
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Looks good, nice to have it figured out.
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Wow this is why I hate wheels. I wanted to buy the black 6uls so I wouldn't have to worry about dust and crap.

I actually tried to oxidize my silver 6uls to try to achieve some type of uniform "eaten by brake dust" look. I left wheel cleaner on them forever but they still look good. How can I **** em up? I would go to a vdub forum but this is my personal idea damnit.
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The Eagle 1 "Keep Clean Wheel" is working wonderfully on my daily. I sprayed both sets of 6Uls and hopefully Iget the same results. Very little brake dust sticks on the daily...like I have oldschool Mintex Red Box dustless pads, maybe better...and I'm running HP plus which make tons of corrosive dust on the daily.
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I've tried a few wheel cleaning products and they don't work on the residue I had. They work well on the JSW, so I know they work.. just not for this.

What did work, though, was using tire foam (Armor All, Turtle Wax brands, etc.) and hitting the wheels with that. It allowed me to scrub off that residue (or at least hide it very well) and brought the wheels back to an even complexion and a deeper black. The downside is that even after wiping/buffing the stuff off, pollen and whatnot sticks to it. It washes right off though.
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That eagle1 "keep clean wheel" works really well on my nickel wheels, stock silver 99 wheels, and leaves a haze on my bronze wheels but my car is never as clean as your car when dirty.
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I've tried a few wheel cleaning products and they don't work on the residue I had. They work well on the JSW, so I know they work.. just not for this.

What did work, though, was using tire foam (Armor All, Turtle Wax brands, etc.) and hitting the wheels with that. It allowed me to scrub off that residue (or at least hide it very well) and brought the wheels back to an even complexion and a deeper black. The downside is that even after wiping/buffing the stuff off, pollen and whatnot sticks to it. It washes right off though.
Wax after cleaning.
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