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Old 03-27-2013, 09:19 PM   #29
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My coach is so filthy I waited till late last night to drive it to Krogers to fuel up for the MO trip. First time I got all 35 gallons at a discount price. Sure glade no one saw me.
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Thats too funny Tim,
May I suggest a truck wash on the way to Cape Girardeau!!!!!
Have a sandwich while 5 guys clean your rig! lol
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Doesn't washing a rig cause rain, and any polishing a hurricane?

Only had one day of rain, with a nice layer of fine dust, during over 4 months in AZ. Yep! Had it washed the day before.

My rig wears dirt more proudly than others.
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:49 PM   #32
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Not sure about the sealer you used but when just polishing them normally if you do the last polish coat with just plain water then rainwater will not stick nor wil you get water spots. It really repells roadsalt as well just not as long.

Step was not done and these wheels started life as machine surfaced.

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Old 03-28-2013, 09:38 AM   #33
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John,
That is one Badass rig!! Wow!!
I will stay with the ZOOP, I did my custom Chopper a few years ago and they still look like chrome!
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:47 AM   #34
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Ok Josh.....here we go.
1st step - Mothers wheel polish (it is gritty and really gets all the debris and stains out)
2nd Step - Adams Metal polish #1 and then #2 polishes
3rd Step - Then used Flitz Metal Polish

I used all four products on a Mothers Power Ball mounted on my high speed drill.

Then after all was done I used the entire polishing kit from ZOOP

Finally I used the ZOOP Sealant hand wiped on and off. Then the ZOOP Sealer!

In person they are amazing!

I bought my ZOOP wheel kit from them online.

There you go Josh, Good Luck! It is worth it!!!!!!!
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I'm a little unclear in the time to do the job.

If I did your method on my neglected '06 wheels how long
might I expect to take?


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Old 03-28-2013, 10:12 AM   #35
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If you want to speed up the process and if they are really bad, I would use Eagle One Aluminum Wheel Etch and then rinse them really good with water (alot of water) Then start the polishing process I described above. If you concentrate on the wheels and don't get distracted you will only spend a few hours doing this. I would have to say that it is so worth the time you take. The longer you polish the better they will look and there is nothing like clean chrome looking wheels!
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:02 PM   #36
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Doesn't washing a rig cause rain, and any polishing a hurricane?

Only had one day of rain, with a nice layer of fine dust, during over 4 months in AZ. Yep! Had it washed the day before.

My rig wears dirt more proudly than others.
Man of my kind of thinking! I've found the camper I'm parking next to. Just thinking, if it rains at The Cape, I might just put my speedo on and suds the beast down.
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Man of my kind of thinking! I've found the camper I'm parking next to. Just thinking, if it rains at The Cape, I might just put my speedo on and suds the beast down.
Pic of rig, yes.
Pic of speedo, no.
We now return you to your regulary scheduled sunburn
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Check around truck stop truck washes, usually they offer aliminum polishing I had 6 wheels on my Peterbilt machine polished for 5 bucks a wheel.If you are in Charlotte NC area Mcarthy tire off of Graham street has a polishing machine they can put the entire wheel in and it comes out looking like yours I had a used wheel polished on it when I cracked a steer on my Peterbilt it cost about $50.00 a wheel but looks like new.
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Man looks like I got a lot of cleaning to do to catch up with I guys before we go to cape, maybe I will just park in the back
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I thought i saw a fly spec, better do them again......
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Craig, looks great! When is your rally in Cape? Im 70 miles north...I can bring mine down for you to do my wheels too....deal?
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:43 AM   #42
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Well Craig sc3283 is waiting on a answer. Well 83 let me invite you on down and we'll work on Craig. Maybe he can put on a clinic! On the other hand I fill confident I will get the dirtiest rig ribbon.
Regardless come join us at the Cape and we'll meet, eat, learn and make new friends. I'll be the one in the dirty coach!
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