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The guide to 'cleaning rims' updated OZ and RS content

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The guide to 'cleaning rims' updated OZ and RS content

Postby dubbed_up_daz » 14 Aug 2008 00:28

totally stolen/copied from my SVAG post,no apologies lol
dubbed_up_daz wrote:say these shoddy rims were left for a reasonable length of time,say @5months unpolished after a winter lay up(they were jet-washed down at local petrol station before removal)
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now you would probably think with a wash and a 600 yard slow drive home removal and in-house storage they would still rock........






































but then you'd be wrong
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so quick wash down
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Postby dubbed_up_daz » 14 Aug 2008 00:29

dubbed_up_daz wrote:then dried fully
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Postby dubbed_up_daz » 14 Aug 2008 00:29

dubbed_up_daz wrote:quickly polished with meg's metal polish
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just round the lip as these bits are a pain as anyone with splits will attest too
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Postby dubbed_up_daz » 14 Aug 2008 00:31

dubbed_up_daz wrote:this is getting into the realm of why not to own mirror polished splits btw,but for the anal...
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the pattern left there is from a process off dodd of polish worked in by finger then with bud,20 strokes up and down then 20 strokes left then right then 20 clockwise circles then 20 anti clock circles with a new bud each time in between every pair off studs.................



but that improves the general area a bit
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Postby dubbed_up_daz » 14 Aug 2008 00:32

dubbed_up_daz wrote:then go over with finishing polish like ALU Belgum
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the whore!! FTW
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Postby sheppo_diddly » 11 Sep 2008 12:33

fair play mate, personally i dont think i cud ever go to the lengths you have, the cotton bud technique- :lol:
1's enuf - 4's gotta be hell!!!!!
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Postby dubbed_up_daz » 11 Sep 2008 18:57

it was,was kicking myself after i dragged them out and checked the nick of them tbh.They'd only been fully refurbed(by myself)a few months before hand,think the refurb is in my build thread of either my mk1 golf or mk1 jetta
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Postby dubbed_up_daz » 15 Oct 2008 00:21

NEW RIMS!!
my new rims came on monday(swapped my porsche wheels for them)
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Dalj had been using them as dailys so they were a bit!! dirty
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time for a wash,modded a sponge
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big bit for the rears wee bit for the windows
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backs were a nick
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fronts washed
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lips were a bit marked up but theyre stainless so woohoo
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backs cleaning up not too bad
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dried up
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paint renovator for the rear
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super resin for the fronts windows and rears
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metal polysh for the lips
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waiting for fitting
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Re: The guide to 'cleaning rims' updated OZ and RS content

Postby A9X SJ » 02 Feb 2009 18:00

Looking good lad
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Re: The guide to 'cleaning rims' updated OZ and RS content

Postby dubbed_up_daz » 02 Feb 2009 21:21

cheers scott :thumbup:
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Re: The guide to 'cleaning rims' updated OZ and RS content

Postby Martin... » 12 Apr 2009 12:27

Cheers for the sticky mate...

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Re: The guide to 'cleaning rims' updated OZ and RS content

Postby OPS » 20 Jul 2009 20:34

On your next trip to tesco get some daisy APC from the cleaning section of tesco and you can water it down to 10;1 put it in a old spray bottle and spray it on your rims and leave for 5 mins and it will loosen most of the dirt, if they arent polished you can run it at a higher strength.
p.s its 99p ;)
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Re: The guide to 'cleaning rims' updated OZ and RS content

Postby Sandro » 09 Oct 2009 05:05

Nice thread sir! Do you not seal your wheels after cleaning, with a dedicated wheel sealant or wax like collinite or FK1000p? It'll save you a whore of a task when it comes to cleaning them again :)
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Re: The guide to 'cleaning rims' updated OZ and RS content

Postby dubbed_up_daz » 15 Oct 2009 23:51

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Re: The guide to 'cleaning rims' updated OZ and RS content

Postby kmica » 06 Nov 2011 22:28

Those OZ splits, model name is???
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