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Taking care of rims???

so im trying to protect my rims i bought and gonna have to a couple times through out the winter. what should i put on them, wax? i use meguiars tech 2.0 wax and really like it for the paint but is this what i should use for rims or what do you guys use.

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i have it, i just didnt know if there is any way like a wax, or something that will last longer than that. it works decently though

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i put that stuff on there again. anyone know if wax for the paint would protect it any better?

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A hand wax will last longer than most of those spray ons. I don't know what is in that stuff in the video but it's probably something along the lines of silicon...just make sure to test whatever wax you use on a small spot first to make sure it doesn't mess up the finish.

I used to wax my wheels on my OBS and I've done it a couple times on my current truck. Works well. I currently use NXT wax and previously used Turtle Wax.


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I used turtle wax but I have been getting a better shine with meguairs. I put that spray on stuff on there. I will wash it off and put my wax on in 2-3 weeks. Hopefully it will last a while. Especially in the winter when it's cold I don't want to be going out there every week in the freezing cold to save the rims

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As long as your wheels are clear coated (most newer wheels are) then any good wax will work. I've used both Adams Americana wax and their machine wax with good results. It does repel brake dust alot longer than without it. One thing I'd recommend before you wax them is to clay bar the wheels. You'd be suprised how much crap is down in the wheel. Once its cleaned out then lay down 1 or 2 good coats of wax and they should hold up to salt pretty well. I usually take mine off when I clean them up to make sure I don't leave any spots untouched.
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what about a matte finish on my fuel hostages? What do i clean and protect them with other than soap and water?

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