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Getting new wheels and they need to be cleaned *tips*

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Archaic2021, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. Jan 7, 2013 at 6:10 AM
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    Archaic2021

    Archaic2021 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm trading my moto metal wheels and my nitto mud grapplers


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    for these


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    Now I know alot of people wouldnt do this but.

    I dont' go offroad like I use to and even the stuff I do get in mainly at work isn't that bad.

    The tires for a 16 inch wheel are a lot less than for my current 18's

    I drive alot on the highway and i'm tired of hearing..bbbbbbbaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.

    and i'm getting some descent cash thrown my way

    Anyways the wheels i'm getting are pretty dirty haven't been cleaned in awhile obviously. Any good polished out there where I could get them looking clean again. One center cap does have a light bit of rust on it...any suggestions?
     
  2. Jan 7, 2013 at 6:16 AM
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    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

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    For the center cap, I'd just clean it up with some polish and a good coat of wax. If it's rusted now, that means the chrome has pitted and will rust again.

    As far as cleaner, I'm a big fan of good 'ole elbow grease and a hand waxing with your favorite product. I like Meguiar's stuff, they seem to be easy to use and get good results.

    Just a side note, those Coopers have some pretty serious cupping going on, to the point where it's noticable even in the picture. With that kind of cupping, don't be surprised if they're not overly quiet on the road either and they might cause a slight vibration at low speeds until they get worn flat again.
     
  3. Jan 7, 2013 at 6:24 AM
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    Archaic2021

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    What do you mean by cupping?

    In person the seemed pretty smooth.

    It can't be worse than what I already have.
     
  4. Jan 7, 2013 at 6:43 AM
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    Personally the 18" wheels look better than those 16's. I would have just sold the nittos and got a less agressive 18" at tire.
     
  5. Jan 7, 2013 at 6:45 AM
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    Archaic2021

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    We haven't traded yet If I could have found someone to buy them hell I would have.
     
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