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Damn road salt!!!!

OK, what works to get the corrosion off, then to protect the wheels? My MT Classic IIs are getting TRASHED by this salt, so any tips? they are poliched, no clearcoat, chrome, nothing.
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mine get the same way.

i just got some mother mag aluminum polish and a buffer ball for the drill and went at it.

ive heard that at a truck stop they have some wicked aluminum polish that works wonders. i just need to go find some.
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one of they best polish and protection products made http://www.eastwood.com/shopping/pro...1&keyword=zoop


now if you dont feel like spending that much just get this:
http://www.eastwood.com/shopping/pro...&keyword=flitz
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My steal cragers get alot of surface rust from the salt...i have to use never dull on them ,and it takes it right off, i wanted to get the mt Classics, those are really nice rims, how about some pictures to see how bad they get??

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I'd worry a lot more about everything on the underside of the truck and body rusting. The best cure for that is getting an automatic car wash of the type where the underside of the vehicle is given a good wash, and do it after the snow and salt have left the road.
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I'd worry a lot more about everything on the underside of the truck and body rusting. The best cure for that is getting an automatic car wash of the type where the underside of the vehicle is given a good wash, and do it after the snow and salt have left the road.
that still wont stop non-clear coated alum wheels from oxidizing they will still do it, plus like right now i havent washed my truck in 3 weeks cause it hasnt stoped rain/snowing its been wet and salty all that time it sucks
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We dont have road salt here!
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We dont have road salt here!
i could so kick you right now
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We dont have road salt here!
Your cities and towns also shut down as soon as a snowflake is sighted!
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Yeah damn salt. I put a coat of wax on my wheels for this. As for the undercariage, there is snow and salt all winter down here so washing it is only a VERY temporary remedy. I undercoat my underbody to prevent rust instead of washing it every day..
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Zach if that pisses you off just wait a week or so! Muhahahahaha
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Damn and those are the wheels im getting! O well we dont get too much snow up here anyway. Just average amounts
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I'll post some pics, but keep in mind I have NEVER put anything on them. It's mainly my fault, as I should have at least waxed them before winter!
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I've been using the Mother's Powerball with Mequires NXT metal polish, then going over that with Mequires Cleaner wax on a terry cloth applicator pad, followed by Mother's Sealer and Glaze on another terry cloth applicator pad. Its alot of work, but it gets off the oxidation and protects the rims for a while. ...For serious oxidation, something more powerful might be needed.
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I live up in Saskatchewan, Canada. We get a good 6 month long fall/winter/spring with snow and lots of salt. My best recommendation, although this is a pain in the ***, is when you get home, just take a bucket of warm water and some soap and take a sponge and just quickly wash off the rims. All you need is something to dilute the salt and that always works great.

As well I used an aluminum mag sealer once in awhile when I remember, it is basically a wax made for aluminum I believe. But the most important thing is not leaving the salt on too long.
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Whats snow ?
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oh **** of all you FL people are the same
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Whats snow ?
I think its their version of our sand? Except you dont see girls in bikini's in snow :D
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oh **** of all you FL people are the same
I am from Texas you know the big state at the bottom!
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I think its their version of our sand? Except you dont see girls in bikini's in snow :D
Sure you do..



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^^lol^^

i never see that around here. i need to move.
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I saw such a site once while spring skiing... once..
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haha im with zach!
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I saw such a site once while spring skiing... once..
if i was to see that while i was skiing i would prolly wreck.
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