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    Default Those of you with Mickey Thompson Classic II's

    How do you keep 'em looking nice? I heard there's a serious problem with "pitting." For as much as I spent on 'em, I'd hate for them to be ruined past the point of no return! and yes, I'm an anal clean freak! there's a time to get dirty, but besides that I like my sh*t to be clean!
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    There is some powerball attachemnt for a drill. I think Jeff (USMCHarleyGuy) might know the actual name or have one.

    Or you could just go old school and Brasso them
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    Quote Originally Posted by theyeti1775 View Post
    Or you could just go old school and Brasso them
    I don't think I will ever touch that stuff again in my life! Powerball is an option - thanks! I was considering waxing them...I saw it in a lowrider magazine and it made perfect sense.

    I did purchase zoopseal...but when I applied it to one of the wheels I was a little skeptical...and it looks like it left minor scratches on the surface. so.....
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    Best solution is to remove the tires, clean and polish the wheel, and then take them to a automotive body/paint shop.

    Have them clear coat the wheel then reinstall the tires. The clear coat keeps them from oxidizing/pitting and makes cleanup a snap.
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    Huh...sounds 'spensive...very good idea tho, thanks! I might just have to get a price quote!

    I was wondering about a powder coat style finish...like the way the factory wheels came. The only problem is I'd lose the shine factor!
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    I have also seen them rattle canned black or dark silver to good effect.

    Just clean and prep them well and take your time painting with both the primer and the final coats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ezjeep View Post
    Huh...sounds 'spensive...very good idea tho, thanks! I might just have to get a price quote!

    I was wondering about a powder coat style finish...like the way the factory wheels came. The only problem is I'd lose the shine factor!
    We've done the rattle can as well to rims before.

    If you want them powder coated, go over on Virginia Krawlers in my sig and talk to highyj. Does pretty good work, and he's a local up here in Winchester. There are a few threads of his work on there as well.

    But again rattle can is your cheapest option.
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    That's the biggest problem with folks messing up there wheels. The MT's are not cleared (IMHO this is a good thing) They are easily re-polished. Use mother's mag / aluminum wheel polish and a power ball or by hand. The cleared wheels need to be waxed, as they are painted! Idiots use chrome cleaner and mag polish on them and it destroys them. It's like taking sand paper to your paint. The chromed wheels need chrome polish. The biggest thing is to know the finish that is on your wheel.
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    I used to have an S-10 with alloy wheels. I kept them clean and waxed. (turtle wax paste) Except from marks from having them balanced they looked new when I sold the truck. It was 8 years old and had 105k miles on. It spent most of its life outside and was driven all winter on the salty WV roads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by highlandercj-7 View Post
    That's the biggest problem with folks messing up there wheels. The MT's are not cleared (IMHO this is a good thing) They are easily re-polished. Use mother's mag / aluminum wheel polish and a power ball or by hand. The cleared wheels need to be waxed, as they are painted! Idiots use chrome cleaner and mag polish on them and it destroys them. It's like taking sand paper to your paint. The chromed wheels need chrome polish. The biggest thing is to know the finish that is on your wheel.
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