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Seneca
Thu, Jun-17-2004, 12:35:49 AM
I have Silver SSR GT3's

Grimm333
Thu, Jun-17-2004, 12:37:52 AM
mothers mag polish???

Sirius
Thu, Jun-17-2004, 03:30:16 AM
Very find rubbing compound and then some cleaner wax. That'll polish them up nicly.

Assuming they arn't chrome...

kaiwang
Thu, Jun-17-2004, 03:33:28 AM
do that and u will fuk up the clear coat on those ssr gt3's

Sirius
Thu, Jun-17-2004, 03:36:03 AM
do that and u will fuk up the clear coat on those ssr gt3's

You all must not have access to the kinds of products I have access to something. This light compound I am talking about is the same stuff I use on car paint at work, hell I used it on my instrument clusters plastic when I spllied super glue on it....

:hmm:

CELICA414
Thu, Jun-17-2004, 03:59:41 AM
you can use Zaino, if you use that on the rest of your car

daytonaviolet
Thu, Jun-17-2004, 05:42:44 AM
do that and u will fuk up the clear coat on those ssr gt3's

yes.. the GT3's have a thin coating of clear coat. if you remove the clear coat and polish with mothers.. they will shine even more.. but they tarnish very fast. just rub enough to make them shine and be careful not to remove the clear coat and you'll be okay.

cbformula
Thu, Jun-17-2004, 07:08:57 AM
you can actually treat those rims like you do paint... considering its still pretty new and the clearcoat is still present. This means a typical good quality carnuba wax will make them shine real well. At the same time it will protect your rim from baked on road grime and break dust.

I wouldnt recommend using a compound or claybar though, there might be a slight chance of scratching that can be very noticeable on polished trims. Remember the body paint and your rims both have clear coats but your rims dont have a color and base coat so you need to be much more careful when considering mild abraisive products.

BaDm0theR
Thu, Jun-17-2004, 02:48:49 PM
Some great products to use for polishing your rims (as well as your car) include the following:

Klasse -All in One- : This product leaves a coating of acrylic protection, this makes future cleaning much easier and also ensures excellent sealant durability.

Poorboy's Professional Polish : This is a very versatile product that has proven itself time & time again for me (and countless professional detailers/enthusiasts alike), can be used on aluminum, chrome, clearcoated.etc...

Four Star UPP (Ultimate paint protection): I usually use this in conjunction with Poorboys Professional Polish (applied AFTER the actual polishing process), it acts as a great/durable sealant that is clearcoat safe.

By the way, can we get some pics of the wheels dude? :D




p.s You can learn more about Klasse here : http://www.topoftheline.com/klasalseal.html

Antwerp
Thu, Jun-17-2004, 10:49:20 PM
...There are other Bodily Fluids that will work as well...

Hyolee
Fri, Jun-18-2004, 12:26:23 AM
...There are other Bodily Fluids that will work as well...
:smash: :smash:
how bout snot?

in all seriousness, i would go with mike's suggestions. he's the detail guy.

BTW, HOW COME MIKE HASN'T BEEN ORDAINED MODERATOR IN THIS SECTION? HE BASICALLY CAME UP WITH THE IDEA :bang:

Antwerp
Fri, Jun-18-2004, 12:31:46 AM
That's pretty F'd UP! I thought that was a given? WTF!

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Grimm333
Fri, Jun-18-2004, 12:32:21 AM
Some great products to use for polishing your rims (as well as your car) include the following:

Klasse -All in One- : This product leaves a coating of acrylic protection, this makes future cleaning much easier and also ensures excellent protection.

Poorboy's Professional Polish : This is a very versatile product that has proven itself time & time again for me, can be used on aluminum, chrome, clearcoated.etc...

Four Star UPP (Ultimate paint protection): I usually use this in conjunction with Poorboys Professional Polish (applied AFTER the actual polishing process), it acts as a great/durable sealant that is clearcoat safe.

By the way, can we get some pics of the wheels dude? :D




p.s You can learn more about Klasse here : http://www.topoftheline.com/klasalseal.html

oooo i like..im going to try that tomorrow :clap:

Hyolee's right, you should moderate this forum :D

Hyolee
Fri, Jun-18-2004, 01:47:19 AM
mike for president of the universe!

Antwerp
Fri, Jun-18-2004, 01:49:31 AM
No.
It's alright Mike.
Dealing with failure is easy: work hard to improve. Success is also
easy to handle: you've solved the wrong problem. Work hard to improve.

Kevin034
Fri, Jun-18-2004, 01:50:30 AM
Mike should get a trophy.

Hyolee
Fri, Jun-18-2004, 01:52:26 AM
fu@#!!! too difficult to keep up with the general

Kevin034
Fri, Jun-18-2004, 01:53:07 AM
who's the general?

Hyolee
Fri, Jun-18-2004, 01:55:31 AM
oh yea... i'm gonna hit 5000 by monday

Antwerp
Fri, Jun-18-2004, 01:55:59 AM
You da post ho!

Kevin034
Fri, Jun-18-2004, 01:56:18 AM
I'm 1/5 to 8000

Antwerp
Fri, Jun-18-2004, 02:00:40 AM
Your like Gates, who's trying to make sure that he has a proprietary position
in controlling the tools that allow you and me to access information.
And that's profitable by definition. How would you like to own the
printing press?

Kevin034
Fri, Jun-18-2004, 02:01:51 AM
I like to own the bunny ranch.

Antwerp
Fri, Jun-18-2004, 02:17:44 AM
Who has more fun bunnies??? Nobody!

Kevin034
Fri, Jun-18-2004, 02:19:32 AM
I Has Them Bunnies!

Sirius
Fri, Jun-18-2004, 02:23:21 AM
oh yea... i'm gonna hit 5000 by monday

At my current rate I would be at 4k in 24 days.. bleh!

Antwerp
Fri, Jun-18-2004, 02:23:58 AM
Bunnies fuk a lot...

Hyolee
Fri, Jun-18-2004, 03:04:55 AM
boing boing boing

BaDm0theR
Fri, Jun-18-2004, 04:07:58 AM
Thanks for the kind words dood's!!

:clap: :clap: :clap:

M320Psi
Fri, Jun-18-2004, 06:03:49 AM
mothers alluminum billet polish

M3IZZY
Fri, Jun-18-2004, 07:50:47 AM
mothers alluminum billet polish

For big fat lips, that's the ticket. For clear coats(my OEM 19's), I use Mothers Clear Coat Wheel Polish. I use to use the Mag and Aluminum Polish, but read somewhere on Mother's forum that clear coat polish is better for clear coated rims and less abrasive. Mothers built their reputation on wheel polishes first and foremost.

On those SSR GT3's, I'd hit that lip with the Mother's Aluminum billet Polish and the inner rim w/ Mothers Clear Coat Wheel Polish if you have a clear coat.

M3IZZY
Fri, Jun-18-2004, 08:08:47 AM
BTW, Mothers Clear Coat is hard to find in stores, you can get it at any of these e-tailers(click on internet icon): http://www.mothers.com/retailers/.