Salty roads

Discussion in 'Wheels, Tyres, Brakes & Suspension' started by Koolvin, Jan 12, 2003.

  1. Koolvin

    Koolvin Administrator Staff Member

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    The salty roads have ruined my rear alloys in just a few days.

    I will have to take them off and polish them with a dremel!! this also means carrying my wheel chammios and a bottle of water with me for my wheels at all times!!

    as you know the rears on mine have a HIGHLY polished mirror finish which is now tarnished :(

    Laquer is good but in the summer once they are polished they look awesome!! cant have it all I guess?
     
  2. Paul

    Paul Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Best invest in some cool :( steel rims for the next winter. Course you need some plastic trims as well :D
     
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    V12 MB Club Veteran

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    Have been hand washin all our wheels once a week and they have lasted...

    Even the ones with polished rims...

    That must be some serious salt!! Or we have 5000 layers ;)
     
  4. MBenzNL

    MBenzNL Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I haven't got any problems with my polished lips on the OEM MB alloys I am (disab)using...

    LINK 1

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    greetingz,
     
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    Koolvin

    Koolvin Administrator Staff Member

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    that is because yours are laquered!
     
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