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bobkbusch 03-07-2011 01:05 AM

Magnesium Chloride and Polished Wheels
 
Howdy from Colorado. First post other than a tracking request to Milous.

Got a new Overland on order with the off-road package option which includes the 18" polished aluminum wheels.

Colorado uses magnesium chloride on the roads during the winter. I'm wondering if the polished aluminum wheels will be more susceptible to damage from the MgCl2 than a painted wheel.

Any ideas on how best to protect them other than regular washing? Wax or some other product?

Thanks!

7upstang 03-07-2011 08:36 AM

Re: Magnesium Chloride and Polished Wheels
 
You guys with the polished rims might want to consider a product called Zoop Seal. Better than any wax product on chrome or polished metal. You can buy it through Summitracing.com. It seals the polish and lasts and incredibly long time.

robpp 03-07-2011 08:40 AM

Re: Magnesium Chloride and Polished Wheels
 
i use this to seal my wheels.....i live here in denver where we bathe everthing in MagChloride.

http://www.amazon.com/Poorboys-World...uct/B0009QW4N6

moosehead 03-07-2011 09:22 AM

Re: Magnesium Chloride and Polished Wheels
 
^thanks for the coating tips gents, i've been stupidly slaving over wax or doing nothing in laziness

Tony007 03-07-2011 09:49 AM

Re: Magnesium Chloride and Polished Wheels
 
The polished wheels come clear coated from the factory so you can apply any synthetic sealer or carnuba wax based product.

Do not use any product that is designed to polish open porous aluminum as that WILL scratch and abrade the clear coat.

fireron 03-07-2011 10:01 AM

Re: Magnesium Chloride and Polished Wheels
 
I read Zoop Seal is no more, so they say:

http://www.louisvillemustangs.com/ti...now-there.html

Then he recommends this:

http://www.shineseal.com/

True Forged Wheels may have a say in this also. I would check with them.

robpp 03-07-2011 10:17 AM

Re: Magnesium Chloride and Polished Wheels
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Tony007 (Post 370631)
The polished wheels come clear coated from the factory so you can apply any synthetic sealer or carnuba wax based product.

Do not use any product that is designed to polish open porous aluminum as that WILL scratch and abrade the clear coat.



WHAT HE SAID ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

make sure you dont get ADVICE for protecting POLISHED Aluminum........be sure yu get advice for CLEAR COATED POLISHED ALUMINUM.......

there is a HUGE difference.

bobkbusch 03-07-2011 07:39 PM

Re: Magnesium Chloride and Polished Wheels
 
Thanks for the great info! I think I'll try the Poorboy's Wheel sealant.

robpp 03-07-2011 08:00 PM

Re: Magnesium Chloride and Polished Wheels
 
i did 5 coats in october; you'll see, you cannot even leave a finger print/
make sure they are clean first.

you can also get it off the tires with some bleche-white/


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