2003 350z - OEM wheels

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  1. BurpKing

    BurpKing Money's only something you need in case you don't

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    I just had my 2 front OEM wheels refinished due to corrosion and curbage. Both look great now.
    My rears were in good condition to begin with. When I compare the fronts to the rears, there is a bit of a difference (obviously). The front ones have a lot more pop and shine.

    What products do you guys use to restore the shine on your wheels? I have used Meguiars Hot Rims All Wheel Cleaner, and just ordered Wheel Wax which will be here on Tuesday.

    Any other suggestions? Worst case I pay to have the rears refinished, but would rather avoid that if possible.

    Update: pics below.
     
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    Polish with a paint polish then use wheel wax.
     
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    BurpKing Money's only something you need in case you don't

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    thanks for the reply Scottwax!

    Where do I get the paint polish? Certain brand I should use?

    :dunno:
     
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    No need for tools, you can work by hand.

    I'd go for something more locally available in terms of a polish. Try either some Meguiar's ScratchX 2.0 or Meguiar's Ultimate Compound.
     
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    BurpKing Money's only something you need in case you don't

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    ScratchX 2.0 I have here.. I never thought to use that product on my rims.


    found this thread: http://forums.trailvoy.com/archive/index.php/t-52345.html

    different finish than mine, but his are clear coat as well.
     
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    Pretty much all factory wheels you come across are clear coat paint.

    And just for your future reference, Trailvoy is a fairly :greddy2: forum.... though the advice in that particular thread isn't bad.
     
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    BurpKing Money's only something you need in case you don't

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    HAH, thanks..

    I just stumbled across that forum by doing a google search.
     
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    BurpKing Money's only something you need in case you don't

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    Pics - I used scratch x 2.0, wheel wax, and then a mothers detailer spray.

    The rear (left wheel) is the original, the front (right) is the newly refinished.

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    Looks good! :bigthumb:
     
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    :werd: Looks like they match now to me!
     
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    Thx. Ya, I was happy with the outcome. That scratch x is powerful stuff!

    There is a slight difference when side by side, but not noticeable enough to pay for a complete refinish. Plus the front will have brake dust build up etc.

    Almost time to take the crappy winter rubber off.
     

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