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Meadsy4742 Avatar
6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
So I've had my car for about 2 months now and washed it for the second time this morning whilst the sun was shining....the alloys are factory spec and silver....they were manky! The yellow sponge was black when I'd finished last time so today I decided to use the power washer, which made no real difference.

Thinking about getting some black alloys, only thing is...my car is silver, never seen a silver car going round with black rims so wondering:

a) does black rims and silver bodywork go together?
b) do black rims look dirty after a trip to the shops?
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6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
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#1
No wonder it was manky if you only wash it once a month,i used to wash my ex's car weekly.
#2
Actually,do you mean you washed it twice today,i'm confused lol
#3
deb8z
No wonder it was manky if you only wash it once a month,i used to wash my ex's car weekly.


How the heck did he manage to get you to do that? I can't get the missus to wash the car ever. The only thing that is mine, or when it suits her.
#4
depends on the car and style/size of alloys. I wouldn't change alloys only because it looks dirty. Silver alloys on silver car looks good imo.

Personally i would wash the alloys first by hand/alloy brush. It's time consuming but its the best way rather than a hose.
#5
Go and buy some wonder wheels and they'll be shining like **** on a barn door.
#6
and don't use the sponge you've just used on your wheels on your paint work or you'll scratch the hell out of it!
#7
Probably more to do with your brake pads than wheels, as above use wonder wheels.
#8
Adam2050
How the heck did he manage to get you to do that? I can't get the missus to wash the car ever. The only thing that is mine, or when it suits her.


I liked doing it,i used to polish the car too,i recommend Meguiars products:thumbsup:
#9
I do like the rims...even if the previous owner has been using the kerb to polish them.

I was tempted to use some Brasso but I figured thats for shiny metals, these rims aren't like mirrors and I wouldn't want them to be, probably be gone in the morning!
#10
There's a picture. Just not sure if black will go!

http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/1953/sxi1.th.jpg

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#11
Sorry to hear about your dirty wheels, thanks for pointing this crisis out to the misc :thumbsup:
#12
transit
Sorry to hear about your dirty wheels, thanks for pointing this crisis out to the misc :thumbsup:


Not a problem.

Thanks for taking an interest and wasting a few seconds of your life replying.

Much obliged :thumbsup:
#13
I hate black wheels,don't do it !
#14
deb8z
I hate black wheels,don't do it !


That's what I was thinking. My mate has got a black car with black rims and it dosen't look too bad. Obviously its a different story with a silver paint job :?
#15
I don't like them even on black cars,i think they look tacky.
#16
If you keep on top of the washing/detailing it's not so bad,doesn't take as long to keep it looking nice.
#17
deb8z
If you keep on top of the washing/detailing it's not so bad,doesn't take as long to keep it looking nice.


Yeah true.

It might have been because of all the rain we had a few weeks back? Obviously driving through muddy water ain't helping?
#18
compromise with black and silver.......

http://www.autopartuk.com/images/library/7933_Lenso_SM03_Astra_03.jpg

http://www.autopartuk.com/images/library/8256_Lenso_S73_Black_Vauxhall_Astra_01.jpg
#19
Goonieman
and don't use the sponge you've just used on your wheels on your paint work or you'll scratch the hell out of it!


It's actually a good idea to use the 2 bucket method to stop any dirt from scratching the car:

1 bucket of your preferred car wash\water
1 bucket of clean water

Dunk sponge/cloth/rag into the car wash bucket, wash bit of car, dunk into the clean bucket to remove dirt, repeat until finished :thumbsup:

Dave
#20
poorboys wheel sealant is amazing stuff, you put it on like a polish and it really helps keep the brake dust at bay
#21
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#22
dontasciime
http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/4202/md1s.jpghttp://img249.imageshack.us/img249/6822/md2s.pnghttp://img46.imageshack.us/img46/6121/md5s.jpg


Niiice, I kinda like the first ones, the red are a no-go - I would get the urine taken out of me where I live lol.

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