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Old 03-13-2012, 05:27 PM   #1
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Are black gloss rims safe in the winter??????

I'm considering a set a XD Hoss wheels that are gloss black. I was told they can pit in the winter. Is this true? if so, what other brand or finish should i get? I'd like to stick with black....Thanks!!

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Old 03-13-2012, 06:35 PM   #2
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Don't know about the XD's, personally. I'm running ATX teflon-coated wheels here in WI, where there's so much salt on the roads in winter it's like an inland sea.

My wheels don't even get dirty.

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Old 03-13-2012, 06:44 PM   #3
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Any Rim will pit, If their not cleaned. If you live where Salt is used, extra attention
should be exercised. Normal weekly washing when you wash the Jeep should be sufficient.
Routine maintenance is always a good idea, as with anything.
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Old 03-13-2012, 06:48 PM   #4
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BTW, should you go with the Gloss Black, a coat of Wax on them now and then wouldn't hurt a bit.
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:22 PM   #5
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I maintain my vehicles really well so I am still considering the gloss as opposed to flat. Only prob is the aftermarket black rims will be installed on the Rubicon tires which I will be driving on in the summer. I plan on swapping my stock 18"s for winter. Lol!! Kinda stupid since the Rubicon tires are better for snow. But if I decide to get the black rims they'll look nicer on the rubicon tires since they're more aggressive looking. Thanks for your input!!!!
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The Discount tire tech recommended the ATX to me. There are like only 3 that have the teflon coating and out of the 3 I only really like one of them. Thanks!!
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What do you mean by pitting?
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What do you mean by pitting?
Over time salt, road grime, brake dust, etc can eat through the finish on your rims. Chrome wheels are the worst, but any wheel will start to deteriorate if you don't clean the crud off from time to time.

This is pitting caused by road salt:


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Kbwwolf: you're The most helpful person ever! Thank you so much. So as long as you clean them they'll be okay
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Sorry quick question would 10" rims fit on 15" tires? I know this is irrelevant but I need helo

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