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7 and a half hours on the ZR1's

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    7 and a half hours on the ZR1's

    Well after all my wining and complaining about having to clean my polished ZR1's the other day, I decided to spend Monday cleaning them. I started at 8:30 cleaning and finished up at 4PM.

    Started off by putting them in the bathtub and cleaning them off with good old dawn dishsoap and water. then hit them with Viniger and water and finished off the basic cleaning with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. That actually helped alot.

    After I cleaned them I sat in the kitchen on the floor polishing them with the mother's Mag & Aluminum Polish along with multiple Micro-fibre cloths.

    I sealed the deal (Literally) with Mother's Carnuba car wax. They're still not perfect but they're way better than they were.

    Sorry had to use my cell phone to take the pics
    Enjoy the pics, and tell me what you think.

    Before I cleaned them.


    After I washed them.



    After the MAGIC ERASER


    And The Final Outcome



    Here's a comparison of a dirty rim and the clean rim

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    Big diffrence in the zr1's. Looks good but way too much work for me I would buy chrome or powdercoat black. Makes a big diffrence when you polish them keep up the hard work it pays off..

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    Yeah It is alot of work but I love the shine of clean polished rims

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    Polished is higher maint. than chrome, but looks more impressive when cared for properly. Definite improvement though
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    they look awesome........all the hard work payed off

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    Thanks for the compliments. I woke up this morning with sore knuckles from polishing for so long and my back is killing me from leaning over the rims for so long. But it paid off. Now I just gotta keep em looking like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benner View Post
    Thanks for the compliments. I woke up this morning with sore knuckles from polishing for so long and my back is killing me from leaning over the rims for so long. But it paid off. Now I just gotta keep em looking like that.
    now u can sit back and admire your work.............I wanna take my c5 z06 wheels off my car and clean them inside out

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    Yeah or at until the next rain water spots them up and I have to wipe em down.

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    They look good now for sure.

    But as already mentioned Chrome is the way to go.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benner View Post
    Thanks for the compliments. I woke up this morning with sore knuckles from polishing for so long and my back is killing me from leaning over the rims for so long. But it paid off. Now I just gotta keep em looking like that.
    Did you hand polish them? If you did you need to get a drill and buffing goblet(thing used with wheel polish) brotha !! lol Makes it a lot easier . . . but a good finish rubbin after the polishing with the drill does give a little more shine imo.

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    i would stay away from vinegar, to acidic not good for the coating

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    dude.........
    those look beautiful

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    Thanks for all the compliments. Now i just gotta work on keeping em clean.

    Quote Originally Posted by TransAm11973 View Post
    i would stay away from vinegar, to acidic not good for the coating
    Yeah straight vinegar is probally but I mix it 50/50 with water to cut it down a little

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    looks just like my formy...RIP

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    They look great! I never would have lasted 7 hours, I need power something to get it down to around 2 hours, you might as well take up golf , ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benner View Post
    Here's a comparison of a dirty rim and the clean rim
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    This pic shows your a true gear head. You've got your dirty ass tires(you did give them a bath but you get my point) on your counter next to your clean dishes. Nice job they look good.

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    Oh hell yeah. I just hit everything that my tires sat on with some cleaner when I was done. Pretty funny cause it looked lide there were burnout strips through my kitchen where I rolled the tires through to the bathroom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonB View Post
    This pic shows your a true gear head. You've got your dirty ass tires(you did give them a bath but you get my point) on your counter next to your clean dishes. Nice job they look good.
    OK, I got a great Idea, give them to me and I will keep them spotless in my garage!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great job and I hope your wife, or parents did not see this picture. I know my wife would kick my ass if that was her countertop. But it show how much you love your car. MY HAT GOES OFF TO YOU. You da MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    im surprised theres anything left of the wheels after all that scrubbing...

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