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Old 12-25-2011
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Nice work, the hard work pays off. On a nice sunny day you will be shootin spiders off your rims.

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Thanks! Got my spider shooter ready, lol.
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Nice work, I always liked those polished over the brushed look. You really should look into some kind of sealer for them or you will be pissed when you have to do it all over again. Watch which wheel cleaners you use, if you can, take them off in the winter, and don't go through the car wash with them hot.

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Sharkhide is supposed to be a great sealer for that but its expensive! Seen it on Hotrod Tv and the stuff is legit:

http://www.eastwood.com/sharkhide-al...ant-quart.html
but well worth is instead of clearcoat that will flake
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I do plan on using my stock wheels for winter use. Its not that much trouble to polish them if there off the truck. How long does the Busch polish last as compared to Mothers or any other brand? If I keep a good coat of polish on them they ought to be ok.
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Sharkhide is supposed to be a great sealer for that but its expensive! Seen it on Hotrod Tv and the stuff is legit:

http://www.eastwood.com/sharkhide-al...ant-quart.html
but well worth is instead of clearcoat that will flake
I checked it out, its expensive, but if it works it would be worth it. I spent forever getting all the clearcoat off, so I'm never going that route again.
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You should be fine if you take care of em MTJ. Keep em clean and polish em every 4 months to keep the spiders shooting. I prefer to ride clean if you know what I mean. Oh in case your wandering MTJ means MintTractorJason.
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Thanks Tex, gotta keep those spiders shooting! I think the Mothers polish should keep them protected for about 3 or 4 months after a good polish, after what I've seen on the YouTube. I'll also be running my stock wheels thru the winters, so they'll be high and dry out of the salt.
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Man ...... I should have done this before I slapped them on the truck lol. Where was this thread earlier this year? Nice work man! Still with you'd come do mine while they're on the truck haha
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Man ...... I should have done this before I slapped them on the truck lol. Where was this thread earlier this year? Nice work man! Still with you'd come do mine while they're on the truck haha
If you have a spare you could do one at the time. Are yours still clear coated? Its really not that hard, just time consuming.
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