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This is a discussion on Hot Rims. within the Showcar and Detailing forums, part of the General Help category; About 3 weeks ago i took out the orbital and started to polish up the rims. I been using these ...

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    Hot Rims.

    About 3 weeks ago i took out the orbital and started to polish up the rims. I been using these 3 polishes. I like the meguiars hot rims the best but all work great. With the hot rims i was able to get done quicker and remove more dirt. I dont have a power ball yet but plan on getting one.





    But here is pic after a detail and the shine on the rims from using hot rims. And i did use a orbital buffer terry towel and micro fiber bonnets and some quick detailer sprayed right onto the rim and wipe clean.

    WOW i had fun.


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    is the hot rims ok on clear coat, our wheels are clear coated correct??? I usually just use a cleaner wax and then a finishing wax on my rims to protect the clearcoat. I know that a lot of wheel products arent CC safe soI always steered away from them. I would consider buying a wheel specific product if someone had used a while and had good results,.. also can you see what your products are made of, compared to reg carnuba wax.....I always has such good luck with reg waxes tht I never needed to buy a wheel only product but I am always open for new products...

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    Id say with the results that i got hot rims is safe for clear coat safe. but reading the brochure for the 2001 firebird it says nothing about being clear coated but highly polished. And i dont see anything on the can saying its not safe for clear coat and i doubt that mother's and meguiars that has been making this type of product for years would make a product that would harm the rim.

    When i get time i'll compare the ingredients compared with any cleaner wax and the 3 items i used. But i wouldnt wait around for the break down.

    But yes they are smooth as they look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    Mother's Billet is better than all 3 of those above
    I was looking for mothers billet polish but none of the stores i went to had it so i picked up the hot rims.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2001somws6 View Post
    I was looking for mothers billet polish but none of the stores i went to had it so i picked up the hot rims.
    If it worked for you, that's all it matters. Mothers Billet is great stuff, but if your wheels are in good shape, you'll probably not need it...

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    The stock WS.6 wheels are highly polished...then clear coated to make sure they stay polished...even after abuse.
    There are write-ups on how to remove the clear coat and then you get a TON of shine because they are just polished aluminum, nothing on top of them. I would have done it if I kept my stockers.

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    so why then on my stockers in a few spots it looks like the chrome flaked off and is just dull gray...how can i fix this..

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    Quote Originally Posted by TransAm11973 View Post
    so why then on my stockers in a few spots it looks like the chrome flaked off and is just dull gray...how can i fix this..
    By removing all the clear coat from your rims and then using Mothers billit which is for uncoated aluminum.

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    Great job on the wheels BTW-they look awsome! 2001somws6

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    thanks guys.

    I just got done doing another detail and was palying around some more with the hot rims and a terry towel and took a bunch more dirt off.

    I cant wait to get the mother's power ball.

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    I've been using Hot Rims spray on for a couple years now with no problems. Ya just don't want to leave it on too long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrntWS6 View Post
    I've been using Hot Rims spray on for a couple years now with no problems. Ya just don't want to leave it on too long.
    I love the stuff.

    Hey post a pic of your car.

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    Avitar is the only one I have as of now....lost all of my high quality pics in my last move. All I have are some in my garage with bad light. When it warms up I will be taking a bunch of high quality pics and hosting them. Car is going to look totally different as I've lowered it and am waiting to put on a set of these...

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    ^^^ Very nice.

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