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Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 6:01 pm 
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iv'e got ROH milano's and they polish up a treat, thanks to Mothers metal polish.. only problem is that they grime up real bad after a little while.. is ther anything out there that i could apply after polish to act as a protectant for longer shine ? Saving monthly 6 hours rim polishing!

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 6:34 pm 
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ive got a tyre shine product which i use to blacken and polish the tyres, Polyglaze Tyre Foam, i also use it on my rims to protect from dirt and wetness... its funny because i apply it with my car out on the drive way and it sorta drips onto the pavement and then when it rains theres these 4 dry patches on the driveway... its rained 5 times in the last week and theres still dry spots on the driveway...

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 7:19 pm 
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keep a rag with ya I have that problem not so bad on 16 ROH factory rims but when I had my DRIFT type R rims every 2nd day I was cleaning em

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 11:31 pm 
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ive given up on mine..

i just say their shadow chrome.

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 12:14 am 
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ive given up on my azzurros. too many spokes...

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 1:43 am 
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Take them off the car ... clean them .. and put them in a box ... they will stay clean for ages.

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 1:44 pm 
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i have a "wheel cleaning rag" in the boot, and tyre spray, AND alloy wheel cleaner.

use the cleaners once a week, and have to wipe them every 2 days, or they look black.

gotta love DBA's and Great pads :) ... and a little bit of a crazy driving style 8-)

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 3:11 pm 
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You could do what they did on the AU fairmont wheels and put a piece of hard plastic just behind the spokes to stop the brake dust coming through, but then its kinda pointless having the spokes in the first place :/

I dont polish my rims and they come up quite nice with just a quick wash, once a week at rhino :)

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 3:31 pm 
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Install Brake dust deflectors.

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 10:16 pm 
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had the deflectors on the car, they were about as useful at tits on a fish..!

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 10:36 pm 
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Gaz wrote:
ive given up on mine..

i just say their shadow chrome.


Same here, i wash the wheels every 2 weeks now, just havent had time with my trial HSC and what not.
So when people ask me what is wrong with my rims i say "i got the new shadow chrome version but could only afford two rims so i put them on the front".

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 3:09 am 
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dust deflectors look well, crap...

neway i like showing off the dba's

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 4:09 pm 
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EFNWIKD6 wrote:
had the deflectors on the car, they were about as useful at tits on a fish..!


Obviously you didn’t have the ones I am referring to, which cover the entire wheel and have vents pushing air and brake dust inside and under the vehicle.
Extremely effective.

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dust deflectors look well, crap...

neway i like showing off the dba's


The ones I am referring to, do show the stuff behind the wheel.
They are see through.
The way they are designed keeps 95-98% of the dust away from the deflectors.
The little that gathers on the inside of the deflectors, can easily be hosed or blown away.

A bit expensive but worth it.

Maybe they are not yet available in Oz.
I bought mine in Germany.

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 5:59 pm 
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i just dont bother...once the car is dirty ill leave it dirty until i can be bothered...and when i do clean the car i do the whole lot from tyres to seats.

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 6:46 pm 
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My Drift R's get really dirty too, but i dont really give a rats a***, cos its just too hard to clean em. i just take it to the local car wash 3 or so times a week, wack in a dollar an high pressure the things. Gets em real clean real fast lol, an i give the car a squirt too while im there
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