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Old 03-27-2012, 01:52 PM   #1
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I bought some cool konigs. After I detailed my mustang there was some scratches on the face of the rim. So I got out the rubbing compound and polishing compound I made them go away. Then I took my car to drive through car wash. The next day I was wiping it down I found new scratches. I'm bout done I'm thinking about buying stock rims to put back on.
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whats the finish? Polished, clear coated, etc?

You can try Microfiber vs regular towels. Also dont go through car washes they are BADDDDDDDD for paint, the touchless are ok but still I would avoid them
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whats the finish? Polished, clear coated, etc?

You can try Microfiber vs regular towels. Also dont go through car washes they are BADDDDDDDD for paint, the touchless are ok but still I would avoid them
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There is 1 those high dollar pull through car washes were the whipe your car afterwards. I think it was a tire scrubber at the beginning that got my rim
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Look at who works at the "High dollar" car wash......probably kids right? They don't give a **** at those places. If you are going to go that route then take it to a detail shop for a hand wash,otherwise do it yourself. The wheels are gonna get some Knicks and scratches on occasion so you gotta just let that roll off your shoulder. I would rather do my car myself,that way you know it's done right and done with care.
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Mustang owners NEVER take their cars through automated washes.. I can't even fathom machines scraping, scrubbing, and slapping my car.
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Mustang owners NEVER take their cars through automated washes.. I can't even fathom machines scraping, scrubbing, and slapping my car.
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And not to mention the wheel guides that pull you through the wash! I can't even stand thinking about it. :3
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I wish my stock rims back. With stock rims and you don't mind a scratch or two. I used that car wash because I was short on time. Never again... I guess you get to a where you have maintain you vehicles finish yourself. One of the scratches will have to be sanded and touched up.
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I wish my stock rims back. With stock rims and you don't mind a scratch or two. I used that car wash because I was short on time. Never again... I guess you get to a where you have maintain you vehicles finish yourself. One of the scratches will have to be sanded and touched up.

Is it a show car?
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No just put a lot of money into the rims. I'm just upset that no more than I buffed the first set of scratches a second set showed up on my rims. It looks like a couple are down to the metal.
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No just put a lot of money into the rims. I'm just upset that no more than I buffed the first set of scratches a second set showed up on my rims. It looks like a couple are down to the metal.
**** happens,just enjoy it.
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I guess you're right it's part of owning a daily driven vehicle. I guess I'll get some touch up paint some sandpaper and some beer and make it happen.
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Re: rim frustration

My Frustration is: OXIDATION. Gonna have to find a Detailer who can tell me how Bad some of the Rims are and if I can get it cleaned or have to replace.
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I guess you're right it's part of owning a daily driven vehicle. I guess I'll get some touch up paint some sandpaper and some beer and make it happen.
There ya go!! Weekend project.
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Thank you for letting me vent. Hey maybe I will bump into nice folks at car show in central illinois.
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