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    Stupid Car Wash! Fu*ked Rims

    okay this would be the second time this has happened to me at a car wash, the last time was my old camaro and my torqe thrust 2 rims this time was my 99 ss with my new 18" inch polished alum zo6 wheels!

    The dumb ass guys sprayed chrome cleaner or degreaser or something on them when they were hot! even though the first thing i say when i pulled up is my wheels are polished aluminum! well needless to say 3 hours later after the owner pulled up and started polishing with the workers my rims were less than satifying still some risidual Etching!

    i freaked out and the owner is hiring a professional guy to fix them this wednesday! so hopeuflly they get taken care of, but it sucks this whole weekend all i could think about was my wheels, and my girlfriend loved that! lol
    anybody else had this happen to them?
    and how much does a shop charge to polish up these things,

    and how do i know if this "professional" isnt gonnna remove my clear coat on the wheels?

    help please

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    #1 wash your own car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
    #1 wash your own car.

    #2 wash your own car.
    Yeah! I second that lol.

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    as do i! but the car needs a bath once a week, and it was too late and too hot to wash by the time i got outta the gym! so now i pay the consequences

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    soooo, what's the outcome then? I'm very surprised to hear that the owner is really living up to this much satisfaction and not saying "sorry, good bye"

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    the outcome is yet to be untold, they got a lot of it off on saturday but this guy hes using wont be available till wednesday!so... gotta wait, if not he said hell pay to get them polished at a shop, this guy is really cool,

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    you gotta get chrome! my 1st set of wheels were polished and after cleaning them a few times, i decided that i'd never go w/ polished wheels again...

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    hey if you got the cheese for someone "who knows how to wash" do it but with some time and some labor its not tough

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    Quote Originally Posted by amanc96 View Post
    you gotta get chrome! my 1st set of wheels were polished and after cleaning them a few times, i decided that i'd never go w/ polished wheels again...
    if its shiny it has to be aluminum! chrome doesnt work for me, but i said the same thing that i would never get another set of polished aluminum after what happened to my other car and my torque thrust2s, same thing, oh well

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    Quote Originally Posted by greatwhiteZ28 View Post
    hey if you got the cheese for someone "who knows how to wash" do it but with some time and some labor its not tough
    huh?
    i dont get it sorry

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    I've seen it happen....rims look like milk has been poured on them and then dried right? Just tell people no chemicals on my rims please..then go inside and tell the owner the samething.

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    yes to both, and i did tell the guys no cleaner on wheels, the problem out here in so cal is the mexican workers do not speak any english they are all pretty much illegal aliens, but i did tell them and they didnt listen nor did the car wash manager!

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