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Old 06-09-2015, 04:23 PM   #41
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I do not know if my rims are polished in and out but I don't plan to rotate them so I don't really care. Why do you rotate yours?
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Old 06-13-2015, 07:37 PM   #42
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To fight the corrosion polish those aluminum wheels and then get them clear coated before mounting the tires. A couple coats of clear will keep the corrosion away a long time and shouldn't cost too terribly much.
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Old 06-13-2015, 11:29 PM   #43
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To fight the corrosion polish those aluminum wheels and then get them clear coated before mounting the tires. A couple coats of clear will keep the corrosion away a long time and shouldn't cost too terribly much.

Great idea! Where were you last year? Mine need polishing and it's a PIA.
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Old 06-14-2015, 02:03 AM   #44
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I am in the process of polishing my truck wheels. What a PITA!!! They are so pitted I sanded with 220, then 400, then 600, and finally polished with a red clay bar.




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Old 06-14-2015, 03:09 AM   #45
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Worth the time. They look great.
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Old 06-14-2015, 08:15 AM   #46
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There are two options for folks that already have their tires mounted. On rig paste wax before the winter is the best approach followed by a clean up and rewax in the spring. If you can take the rim off of the rig you can buy clear in a can. You need to get the coating designed for metal and not paint.

Eastwood Diamond Clear Gloss for Bare Metal

Just be sure to mask off the tire or you'll have a really funky looking spray pattern on the rubber!

Eastwood also makes a kit that makes quicker work of polishing if you have more $$$ than time.

http://www.eastwood.com/deluxe-polis...18-pc-kit.html
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Old 06-15-2015, 11:18 AM   #47
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I had my rims polished yesterday in Kenly, NC (exit 105; I-95) for $10 per wheel. A deal I thought was steal...
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Old 08-10-2015, 03:27 PM   #48
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I just hung up with Barry at Gaffney FL and was told 3k.
So where is the best place, to but Al wheels then??
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They quoted me 1500two years ago. I thought I could do better and bought the rims installed for 1390. The hub covers and hardware cost me 400. Not a smart move.
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I just hung up with Barry at Gaffney FL and was told 3k.
So where is the best place, to but Al wheels then??
Your local truck tire and service center will have best price.

They key thing here is you don't need aluminum inner rear. To solve the corrosion issue and aluminum on metal fusion is to have spacers between them.

Proper price for 4 wheels mounted and balanced should be just under 2k.

Well worth it, good luck!
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