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    best way to protect aluminum rims in the winter?

    hey guys, i ordered the hyper black aluminum rims with my car and will be driving it in the North Eastern winters where they like to dump salt all over the place. whats the best way to protect those rims? should i just wax them every once and a while or do they make special stuff?

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    The best way to protect them is to take them off ha sorry I just had to!!! I think keeping them washed up is your best bet
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    haha thanks man i know i'll be making frequent trips to the touchless car wash this winter with my new baby!

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    Re: best way to protect aluminum rims in the winter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mjf6866 View Post
    hey guys, i ordered the hyper black aluminum rims with my car and will be driving it in the North Eastern winters where they like to dump salt all over the place. whats the best way to protect those rims? should i just wax them every once and a while or do they make special stuff?

    thanks
    They are clear coated and painted. They will be perfectly fine. Just washit the normally
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    Quote Originally Posted by BluStreakDart View Post
    They are clear coated and painted. They will be perfectly fine. Just washit the normally
    good to know, thanks!

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    Best way is to leave them in the garage. We have some salty/wintery-mix kind of winter days where I live, so I bought a set of 18" wheels and Blizzak tires for my '09 Challenger. Keeps the more expensive 20" wheels and tires in good shape through the winter, being my wall decorations (not to mention safer, using weather-specific tires instead of "all-season" ones).
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    plastidip? since it only comes off when you want it, or if you curb-it probably. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by suzq044 View Post
    plastidip? since it only comes off when you want it, or if you curb-it probably. lol
    That's the route I am going to take. I have the Polished alluminum and need to run them this winter. Seems like plastidipping if it works will protect them from the elements.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeyemeRacing View Post
    Best way is to leave them in the garage. We have some salty/wintery-mix kind of winter days where I live, so I bought a set of 18" wheels and Blizzak tires for my '09 Challenger. Keeps the more expensive 20" wheels and tires in good shape through the winter, being my wall decorations (not to mention safer, using weather-specific tires instead of "all-season" ones).
    I'm up in Canada and needless to say we can get brutal winters here so I'll be going the same route. Just curious, did you get standard steel wheels for your winters? I'm thinking it's a good idea to make the extra investment and it will make it easier to take them off and on each year.

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    The best way to protect them is to have Opti-Guard or Opti-Coat applied to them. The wheels will have to be perfectly clean before the coating is applied to achieve maximum results, professional application is recommended. Once the coating is applied they will be easier to maintain.

    Check the following link for an authorized Optimum Coating installer near you:

    Authorized Optimum Professional Coating Installers

 

 
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