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Old 12-02-2013, 08:47 AM   #1
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Alcoa Dura-bright wheels?

Getting ready to buy a new coach and am wanting the wheels upgraded to aluminum Alcoa dura-brights. Anyone have any pictures of these on their coach? I like the idea of Easy cleaning but want to make sure they look the way I expect.

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Getting ready to buy a new coach and am wanting the wheels upgraded to aluminum Alcoa dura-brights. Anyone have any pictures of these on their coach? I like the idea of Easy cleaning but want to make sure they look the way I expect.

Thanks for the help!
Unless Alcoa has been able to significantly improve on the "brilliance" of the dura-bright coating, I think you will find that their uncoated aluminum wheels can be polished to a higher shine. More work, without question, but if you want really shiny wheels, I don't think coated is the way to go. I understand you are not supposed to buff polish the coating....it is what it is.
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Old 12-02-2013, 05:26 PM   #3
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...and the DuraBrite can become worn, chipped, and scarred from road debris (sand) trapped in the indentations of the inner portion of the wheel. DuraBrite is very hard to remove and go to polished. I had to replace 2 because of coating deterioration and Alcoa does not stand behind them. Agree with the brilliance issue and be sure to only use dish detergent to clean.
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I only us a soft rag with soapy water and they still look good as new.
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Pretty much like 3M and Diamond Shield after a while.
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I only us a soft rag with soapy water and they still look good as new.
Same here.
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I just bought a new flatbed trailer and ordered it with Dura bright wheels and they are great! I wouldn't have it any other way now and plan on eventually upgrading my trucks wheels. You won't be disappointed in the look of the wheel.
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