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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-08-2010, 11:17 AM Thread Starter
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Rim Preparation??

I just got a new set of wheels for my G35 Coupe and I'm wondering if there is anything that you guys would recommend that I do before I have them mounted?

I've heard of some people waxing them so that dirt comes off easier. Good idea/Bad idea?


The lips are polished aluminum, not chrome. Do wheel manufacturers typically clear coat the whole rim after polishing? Or should I treat the lips with something to help keep them cleaner?

Any other thoughts/suggestions?

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Apply a few coats of Poorboy's Wheel sealant every 5-6 weeks. It cuts down on the effort it takes to clean the wheels off. The brake dust and road grime will not really stick to the wheels, moreover, set on top. Tar is still something that will stick though. Some people say you can just use any durable wax, but hey, the poorboys was free to me and works very well.

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Jason, give me a call so we can go over what you're doing.....214-205-1287

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Apply a few coats of Poorboy's Wheel sealant every 5-6 weeks. It cuts down on the effort it takes to clean the wheels off. The brake dust and road grime will not really stick to the wheels, moreover, set on top. Tar is still something that will stick though. Some people say you can just use any durable wax, but hey, the poorboys was free to me and works very well.
I've done this along with using it on bikes as well (sealant). Great results and easy clean up for future as well.

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-16-2010, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
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So it sounds like I need to run out and buy some of the Poorboy's Wheel Sealant...can I get it at O' Riley's?
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Paying close attention to this thread as well since I just got my new wheels on Tuesday. Is Poorboy's available locally? I looked around online and everything was to be ordered.
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My local O'Riley's didn't have it....they had all sort of products that make similar claims, but they were all spray on. I want a sealer that I can rub in.

I ordered the Poorboys from Amazon.com for like $24 with shipping. I'll post an update when I get it and apply it.

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