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post #2 of (permalink) Old 08-19-2006
JetBlack
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As I am not a huge fan of Boyd, after watching his show, take this with a grain of salt...

My old boss bought a set of Cottington wheels and I have to say, they looked pretty sharp. However, they are polished aluminium. To keep them looking nice, he had to remove the wheels twice a year and spend almost the entire day, polishing them.

Q-Tips are involved.

The Cottington, polished aluminium wheels he has, are not sealed with anything so they oxidize and become dull. If you don't clean and polish them, the bit of salt that gets on them from normal driving can cause some serious devastation.

If you like the wheels, get them, but know there may be some work involved.

Maybe someone else knows if there is a sealer you can use. I work in an anodize shop so I could chemically polish them and give them a short anodize but it is terribly difficult to put wheels, like that, on a rack and keep them there through all the dipping that has to occur. Even then, one rock ship and you have a spot you have to find and keep polished


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