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Hello all........those who have HRE wheels....what are you using to clean the wheels....especially the polished lip....i used eagle one...that stated for all wheels......and of course it stained the lip <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> ........any suggestions???
 

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Re: HRE Wheels (desaiajay)

I use a paste compound (similar to buffing compound for paint) but it is for shining metals. I forget the name of the product I use. Just go into a local auto store and ask for "metal polishes" they should be able to give you a few different options. I hope this helps, Rick
 

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I use a mothers polish for the lip. It is $$$ at 15 bucks for a smaller then average container and wheel wax for the center.
 

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Re: HRE Wheels (JimLill)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JimLill</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Simichrome</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Try FLITZ first, it is the best metal polish I have ever used and it is NON abrasive unlike Simichrome.
 

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Re: HRE Wheels (desaiajay)

Hey Desai,<p>Long time no hear. Did you work anything out with the water in wheel well issue?<p>Anyway, I found a product called zoopseal that takes a couple of days to apply that applies a coating over the polish and seals it up for up to two years. It seems to work ok. I notice around the edges where I can't reach part of the lip that the brake dust is a little harder to remove, but I am fairly happy with it.<p>It is a little expensive, even for the junior kit but it'll last for a few applications. If you don't want to go that route, just get some wheel polish and apply it every other wash. The problem with the 847R is that you can't reach the entire lip as part of it is under the center section.<p>And what do you mean that it stained the lip?
 

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using the wrong product will stain it. A good polish should remove the stain though. Mothers is the best thing out there for this by far.
 

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Re: HRE Wheels (desaiajay)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>desaiajay</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Hello all........those who have HRE wheels....what are you using to -> <B>clean</B><- the wheels....especially the polished lip....i used eagle one...that stated for all wheels......and of course it stained the lip <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> ........any suggestions???</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I think everyone mentioned what polish they use, but I'm hoping you don't use a polish to <B>CLEAN</B> those things. I'm interested to hear what cleaning product you use as well.
 

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i have used just about every product you can imagine for rims andi have found two that cost way more than mothers or anything you find in your local store. P21S and Griots garage in my opinion make the two best rims cleaners. i dont have the loot to spend 2K on a rim so i dont have HRE rims but i did have a set of BBS rims on my audi until i sold it and the P21s is as safe as u can get and top notch quality and the griots is recommended by both BBS and high end car manufac. i am very picky with everything i use on my car and these two products worked great to give an example i would rather not wax my car than use mothers, mcguires, any of those brands so i am a picky person...................and i am not trying to bash any of the other products some people are just picky with what they use and i am one because i have seen what low quality cleaners can do.
 

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I mentioned wheel wax.<p><br><A HREF="http://www.gmpperformance.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.gmpperformance.com</A> is my source. tell them Josh the volvo guy sent you and they will look out for you.
 

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here is a direct link to the product:<p><A HREF="http://www.gmpperformance.com/index.cfm?PG=detail&PID=120042" TARGET="_blank">http://www.gmpperformance.com/...20042</A>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>R_Rated</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">here is a direct link to the product:<p><A HREF="http://www.gmpperformance.com/index.cfm?PG=detail&PID=120042" TARGET="_blank">http://www.gmpperformance.com/...20042</A></TD></TR></TABLE><p>I need to try that. I wax my wheels anyways, but just use Klasse since the Pegs are painted just like the car. So do you just hose off your HREs now that you have applied this stuff a few times? I find it hard to believe you wouldn't even have to wipe off the wheels.
 

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Re: HRE Wheels (desaiajay)

what wheels do you all have? i really want the 547R's for mine; in 19" <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">rool:
 

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Re: HRE Wheels (desaiajay)

Uber-expensive wheels and they're not clear-coated? I thought polishing bare metal wheels was an artifact of the 70s...<br>
 
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