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Old 10-24-2012, 11:22 AM
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Altitude wheels are just painted black and probably the same brand paint thats used to paint the normal wheels silver. So just because they are black does not mean they will be anymore or any less susceptible to road salt. You are right though chrome takes a beating from salt and eventually will pit and peel. I would assume black chrome does the same, but again, the altitude wheels are not black chrome so it doesnt matter.
I wouldnt invest in an extra set of wheels, but just be sure to give them a wash every now and then.
Anytime I wax my car I also put a coat on the wheels which can only help.
Thank you for the info and advice! Appreciated greatly
I guess I thought they were black chrome due to the shiny glossy look.
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Old 10-24-2012, 11:26 AM
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Thanks, I must have been really slow the day I replied...Just noticed you are in the PNW, whereabouts? Were you admiring my pics or did you see me around? I generally keep an eye our for fellow WK2ers when I'm out and about. Altitude looks great buy the way, obviously part of my inspiration when modifying my Overland.

And back to topic. I've ran polished wheels and black painted wheels (winter setup with winter tires) in the winter on my previous M3. Never had any issues with the finishes on any of them after the winter. The black painted wheels (painted myself) actually held up great and only needed minor touch-ups from rock chips between winter seasons. I really took poor care of them and even stored them during a summer without washing them first.

I think you'll be absolutely fine with your altitude wheels in the winter. Wash them and put some sealant on them now and again and you should be fine.

Thanks for the advice!! Makes me feel good, all the help and tips I get from this forum! It really is a Jeep family!

I was just admiring your pics, I really wanted the Overland! & now because of your work you have the best of both worlds with the altitude look and the overland luxury! Lucky!!
I actually am down in Grays Harbor, but spend a lot of time in Olympia. So you may see me sometime if your in those areas!
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Just an idea here but I think plastidip would do a great job protecting your wheels. I know they are already black but it's something worth considering IMO.
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2-3 coats of this and you will be good for the winter

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2-3 coats of this and you will be good for the winter

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I checked out this stuff and the reviews look great, so I ordered some! Will let you know how it works! Some say it keeps them clean for weeks even with rain. Which would be great!
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I was going to say the poorboys, or look up 22ple metal/wheel glass coat sealer, will definetely last the winter, in fact it should last up to a year. Don't wash with dish soap, try and spray atleast weekly at spray 'n wash place(the whole jeep) just to get some of the salt off. I always spray them down with some spray detailer/sealer when I get home too. As a side note, even if they were chrome, just use some polish to get them clean, then wax/seal a couple coats, and that should do ya for the winter, then wash thoroughly inside/out after winter, polish, wax. Chromes on my work truck, outside 24/7, I drive a lot, and no problems.
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