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polished wheels

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by smithrw, May 25, 2009.

  1. May 25, 2009 at 5:21 AM
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    smithrw

    smithrw [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm goint to by new wheels but cant deceide to get polished or chrome. I've heard that polished wheels will water spot and that spray on tire shine is a no,no. Hoping someone can set me straight. Thanks
     
  2. May 25, 2009 at 9:18 AM
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    BUZZ5

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    Go chrome,unless you like sitting in your driveway buffing your wheels.
     
  3. May 25, 2009 at 9:46 AM
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    Step bars, billet grill with custom TOYOTA, MB Quart RSI 216 components, Hifonics ZXi 4410, RAAMmat deadened doors/back wall/roof covered with ensolite , 24" Magnaflow muffler, hand polished stock exhaust tip, tinted, OEM TRD Bilstiens all around with 1/4" spacers up front to level it out. Sport wheels added.
    There is nothing better looking than a super nice set of polished wheels. BUT, you'll be doing a lot of polishing to keep them like that if you drive it daily. I'd vote for chrome if you want shiny.
     
  4. May 25, 2009 at 10:07 AM
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    Buzzoff

    Buzzoff Don't go ninja'in nobody don't need ninja'in

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    Go with chrome...I've had polished rims on past trucks and recently on my Harley (purchased from a friend who had them put on)...I bet his ears burned from me cussing him everytime I polished them. What a pain in the rear.....water spots galore!!!!
     
  5. May 25, 2009 at 10:18 AM
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    you could use Zoops sealer, that helps quite a bit, but you still have to polish them to keep them looking great.
     
  6. May 25, 2009 at 10:22 AM
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    Man oh man do I appreciate the input. I was about to buy polished because they are cheaper. I'll take your advice and go for chrome. Thanks again!!
     
  7. May 25, 2009 at 10:23 AM
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    BUZZ5

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    My chopper came w/pollished wheels,rotors,& pulley.B4 I took delivery I had them all pulled & sent to be plated.While my riding buddies were trying to get their pollished rims to shine,I was out riding or sitting there waiting on them & watching them sweat from buffing.They do look nice when they're all buffed up,but very labor intensive.
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