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Old 03-15-2006, 08:25 PM   #1
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How to keep lips from gettin water spots

Hey guys, so my last wheels were Maya STM's and damn, i got water spots on them and it just totally ruined the wheels and i never really had time to send them away to get the lips i just got a new set of volks with a nice lip on them and when i go to get it washed the next time, i don't want that to happen to my wheels, i go to a manual wash with a powerwasher and i don't know if it was from the soap, but something and i was just wondering if you guys knew how to prevent it, help would be much appreciated


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Old 03-15-2006, 08:50 PM   #2
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Just dry them off with a clean terry or microfiber cloth after you wash your car, and polish them with a good metal polish every couple washes.

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Old 03-15-2006, 10:24 PM   #3
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Microfiber them dry but then put a coat of Wheel Wax or Rim wax. These polymer waxes are made for your wheels and can stand up to high temperatures. They will also protect your rims from brake dust and water spots. It will keep them looking great and make future cleaning much easier. Let me know if you have any other questions.

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Old 03-15-2006, 10:31 PM   #4
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I should of clarified do not use any metal polishes if your lip is clearcoated.

As Brett mentioned, Wheel Wax, or even Poorboy's Wheel Sealant are both great polymer-based waxes that help guard against water sports, brake dust, and road grime. But if you don't already have some of that, and you have a good paint sealant laying around like Klasse Sealant or Menzerna's FMJ, applying a coat of either product on your wheels would essentially do the same thing.

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i have heard that if you mix some vinegar and water, it should take the spots out...dunno about keeping them out..maybe try 'wheel wax' or 'poorboys wheel wax'?
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