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Old 03-28-2006, 08:52 AM   #1
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Results of P21S Finish Restorer and Poorboys Wheel Sealant

I received my P21S Finish Restorer and Poorboys Wheel Sealant from Greg and George over at Detailed Image. I'm very happy with the service, but a little disappointed with the product.



I was unsuccessful in removing this stain


The Finish Restorer was very effective at removing tar and other debris, but the wheels still have a ton of little scratches.








I am hoping to get some feedback on a better method or something different I can try.

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Old 03-28-2006, 09:04 AM   #2
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REchrome, and get wheels without rivets because from the looks of that "stain" you don't maintain them often enough to handle them. What you see is water stains from **** that dripped out after you washing your car / drying it and parking it. you never came back out to get the new drips...
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Old 03-28-2006, 11:22 AM   #3
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Chilenko, from your post on the Wheel Help thread this is what you mentioned.

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I have tar and brake dust stuck in small crevices in my chrome rims and can't get rid of it. What can I use to loosen this up so I can remove it?
From the looks of the pictures it did do the job it was designed to do, loosen up tar and brake dust and that is what you said it did accomplish.

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The Finish Restorer was very effective at removing tar and other debris, but the wheels still have a ton of little scratches.
The product is not abrasive enough to remove scratches and we never claimed it did. I hope there was not any confusion with what we posted and what your expectations were. Chrome is very tough to care for and unless you start hitting it with an abrasive metal polish and a wheel, I'm not sure how you are going to effectively remove those scratches without getting it rechromed as PYRITE mentioned.

Once again we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused, it just sounds like there was a little miscommunication. How did the rest of the products work out for you?

Let us know if there's anything else we can do, maybe some other can chime in with the scratches on the chrome wheels.

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Old 03-28-2006, 03:14 PM   #4
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REchrome, and get wheels without rivets because from the looks of that "stain" you don't maintain them often enough to handle them. What you see is water stains from **** that dripped out after you washing your car / drying it and parking it. you never came back out to get the new drips...
I see. Well that is the only stain I've really noticed, I'm more interested in polishing the scratches. Good tip on getting rims with less rivets lol.
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Chilenko, from your post on the Wheel Help thread this is what you mentioned.



From the looks of the pictures it did do the job it was designed to do, loosen up tar and brake dust and that is what you said it did accomplish.



The product is not abrasive enough to remove scratches and we never claimed it did. I hope there was not any confusion with what we posted and what your expectations were. Chrome is very tough to care for and unless you start hitting it with an abrasive metal polish and a wheel, I'm not sure how you are going to effectively remove those scratches without getting it rechromed as PYRITE mentioned.

Once again we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused, it just sounds like there was a little miscommunication. How did the rest of the products work out for you?

Let us know if there's anything else we can do, maybe some other can chime in with the scratches on the chrome wheels.

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Rut ro... well it did what you said it would anyways .

Honestly, I never really noticed those damn scratches until I started working closely and applying the polish... so for some reason I was just thinking that a "polish" would clean it up.

Well I guess I will have to find another part of my car to be OCD about and do my best to eliminate the vision of tiny scratches in my head
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Honestly, I never really noticed those damn scratches until I started working closely and applying the polish... so for some reason I was just thinking that a "polish" would clean it up.
This brings up a good point to make. The word Polish is used very vaguely in the detailing industry. Keep in mind the come in various forms: Chemical, Abrasive, Glazes, and combinations of them. The P21s is more of a chemical polish than an abrasive polish. Which is why it did a good job cleaning but not so good on the scratches.

Hope this helps clarify some things.

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Old 03-28-2006, 03:48 PM   #7
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Did you keep these chrome wheels on during the winter? As you know salt, sand will do damage to chrome. I think that if you want the wheels to be perfect you can either re-chrome the wheels or have them re-done with another finish that requires less effort to keep up. Here is a link to a place that does a good job fixing wheels:

http://www.fixrim.com/

I agree with PYRITE, you need to dry your wheels again after park the car after washing. Your wheels have a lot areas where water can sit and cause water stains. I use an air compressor to blow all the extra water off of my wheels but if you don't have one try a leaf blower.
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get um powdercoated


i'll refrain from making comments about chrome rims
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