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Old 05-18-2016, 09:00 PM
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Re: Hugh Altitudes black wheels in car washes

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Any light marring and swirl marks will be easy to get out since they are painted. You can treat it like paint and compound any marks out, then seal the wheels for protection.

Yup. I have the black altitude wheels and have done this after 2 years. EZ PZ! 👍


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Re: Hugh Altitudes black wheels in car washes

If you care the slightest bit about your vehicle, NEVER use a car wash... you might as well use some sand paper and acetone. If you're worried about your wheels so much that you were willing to make a post... grab your self a rag and some nice cleaner and get the job done by hand!
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Re: High Altitudes black wheels in car washes

But again, not everyone has the facilities to wash their vehicle, and let's not even talk about winter time in the northeast. For some of us a car wash in the only option.
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Re: Hugh Altitudes black wheels in car washes

Understood for sure! Your best bet is the "wash it yourself" wash if you have them... atleast allows you to protect your rig! I would use a drive through as a LAST resort, when 100% needed no matter what parts you got
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Re: Hugh Altitudes black wheels in car washes

When it is below 28* out here I always use a touchless car wash in our area. Make sure they have an undercarriage rinse as well to get the salt and crap off they put on the roads . No issues with my Altitude wheels
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Re: High Altitudes black wheels in car washes

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But again, not everyone has the facilities to wash their vehicle, and let's not even talk about winter time in the northeast. For some of us a car wash in the only option.

I'm in WI and our winters are as rough as yours. I gave up on washing my vehicles in winter many years ago. It's a waste of time and effort with the sloppy roads around here.

What I do instead is to give my vehicle a very thorough wash and wax in late fall with a quality wax. At the very most I'll take it to a self serve car wash around mid winter and simply spray off the accumulated road salt with straight water if it's really that bad. I don't touch the paint with a wash mitt or soap... that way I'm not stripping any of the wax off.

That may sound abhorrent to most out here but I've noticed that with this practice I have to deal with far fewer rust particles (LOL... aka, environmental fallout) in the spring than what I had to deal with when I actually washed my vehicles in the winter. The vehicle washes up just fine in the spring and the paint has never looked the worst for wear from me not touching it all winter.
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Re: High Altitudes black wheels in car washes

Where I live in a downtown city car washes are the only option. Can't wash in the building at all. I go to an automated car wash for years with no issue with my previous two vehicles and this Jeep HA. If I could wash my cars by hand I would. One day perhaps when I have a house instead
of an apartment which you would have to pony up over a million dollars for a fixer upper in a not so good neighbourhood. You're buying the land at that point.


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