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Old 02-12-2011, 02:43 PM
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what should i use to clean up my rims??

I have a set of mickey thompson classicII rims i bought over the summer. Due to this winter with all the nasty road contions the rims still look dirty even after washing them with regular car soap and water. What do you guys suggest for cleaning up these rims? Can i polish them up like regular aluminum or is there a clearcoat on them?
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Old 02-13-2011, 12:58 PM
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My buddy has those wheels and he uses a mothers power ball that fits on a drill and uses some regular wheel polish. They look good when he cleans them up. There is a coating that you can brush on them, similar to a clear coat but i cant remember the name.
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Just don't use royal purple (or is it purple power??) or greased lighting. That stuff will ruin a wheel.
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Use Mothers, or Wenol Metal Polish to clean them up then apply a coat of good Carnauba Wax to seal the aluminum.
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Zootseal is the sealant I believe. I did the wifes rims with this stuff when they were brand new. I ran them 2 years and they cleaned up with regular car wash soap. The stuff was about $100 bucks.
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i use the mothers ball.. works pretty good.
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Zootseal is the sealant I believe. I did the wifes rims with this stuff when they were brand new. I ran them 2 years and they cleaned up with regular car wash soap. The stuff was about $100 bucks.
You are thinking of Zoop Seal. They have gone out of business and the owner has created a new business around an improved formulation. The new company is called ShineSeal and can be found at www dot ShineSeal dot com.
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