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Old 02-05-2014, 08:10 PM   #1
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Cleaning Matte or Flat Black Wheels

I am looking at getting a set of black wheels and I don't see too many options in a gloss finish like the XD Hoss. It seems that the majority of the black wheels have a matte or flat finish so are their any special types of things you guys do to clean them or are there any cleaning products to avoid or to exclusively use? I just know that if you don't properly clean and maintain matte paint on a car then you can have some weird streaking, fading or staining happen. I see alot of people on here with the flat black finish so I figured this would be the best place to ask.

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Old 02-05-2014, 08:26 PM   #2
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I have ProComp 7069s and have had the best success using turtle wax express shine spray wax after they're washed. It darkens them a shade and puts a little hint of a shine on them. At first it looks like it will l be streaky but that goes away. It goes on clear and stays clear. I spray the wax on a rag and apply it that way. The results last a little over a week.

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Old 02-06-2014, 12:19 AM   #3
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I bought mine not wanting to be a slave to my wheels. I looked at all of them and bought these they are teflon coated and nothing sticks to them. And I see so few of them. I didn't want wheels that everyone has. Coming out of the mud the jeep is covered the tires are muddy and the wheel are clean. ATF makes 2 or 3 sets that are teflon. These are mine I just hose them off and they match the fenders less the mud.
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Old 02-06-2014, 07:50 AM   #4
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X2. ^^^^
I have the same wheels & they clean up easy.
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Old 02-06-2014, 10:49 AM   #5
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Just wash them like any other wheel. They are matte for a reason. If you want eye popping then don't get matte wheels.
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