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Machined 5 38.46%
Polished 8 61.54%
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Old 10-30-2012, 02:24 PM   #1
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Machined finish or polished? Help

I recently got these hartge 11 spoke rims which i love. I was thinking of polishing the lip, but i can't decide


So give me your opinion
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definitely. are these two peice? polished lip, brushed face!
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Old 10-30-2012, 03:12 PM   #3
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Think they are 1 piece but I haven't had time to check appropriately. I like the wheel color as is. The lip has a brushed or machined finish, just wondering if I should polish it or not.

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the thing i hate about polished lips (aluminum ones like style 5's), you ALWAYS need to polish them because the elements dull them real fast.
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the thing i hate about polished lips (aluminum ones like style 5's), you ALWAYS need to polish them because the elements dull them real fast.
Yea I hate that also. They sell a sealer tho

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Old 10-30-2012, 11:40 PM   #6
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yeah raw aluminum tends to oxidize easier. if you can clearcoat then i would recommend that but it wont be as shiney lol. i personally like chrome, only on certain wheels.

i have of raw polished wheels and its annoying ass hell to keep them clean.
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yeah raw aluminum tends to oxidize easier. if you can clearcoat then i would recommend that but it wont be as shiney lol. i personally like chrome, only on certain wheels.

i have of raw polished wheels and its annoying ass hell to keep them clean.
ya this guy explained what i was trying to say

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machined and then polish it yourself with mothers polish. will look beautiful!
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