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Old 01-01-2011, 07:06 PM
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LOL, I sat on the floor for 2 hours pretending that they were my boots during boot camp. Your fingers will get sore and start to cramp up when you get past the first hour.
Dress shoes are the worst to polish! But mine are always the best at inspection.
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Old 01-01-2011, 08:12 PM
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Nice job man. I wash them with soap and water, then meguairs mag polish with a power ball
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Dress shoes are the worst to polish! But mine are always the best at inspection.
Once I got to my command mt first purchase was a set of Bates dress shoes. A little windex and they were shiney.
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Once I got to my command mt first purchase was a set of Bates dress shoes. A little windex and they were shiney.
I use baby oil now lol.
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Nice job man. I wash them with soap and water, then meguairs mag polish with a power ball
I think once they are installed on the truck I am going to get a Powerball. I think it will make them easier to clean while on the truck.
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Old 01-01-2011, 08:42 PM
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Yeah screw that. Powerball will work LOL. They do look sharp man
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I use baby oil now lol.
That is a pretty good trick also.
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Old 01-01-2011, 08:43 PM
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you could use a quality auto clear coat to help protect from elements and sun. just keep 'em clean and polished and they should last.
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Old 01-01-2011, 08:46 PM
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Yeah screw that. Powerball will work LOL. They do look sharp man
Thanks, that means a lot coming from the OCD cleaner himself. LOL
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LOL true. One thing that helps them look shinier too is the fact they are deep dish wheels. So the sides reflect the shinyness even more.
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Old 01-02-2011, 01:16 AM
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Clear will take a bit of the shine off but means a quick wash instead of having to repolish on a regular basis.
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LOL true. One thing that helps them look shinier too is the fact they are deep dish wheels. So the sides reflect the shinyness even more.
you got pacer wheels.. i bleave their clear coated thats whay they dont get that shiney you could always sand the clear off then polish then they would be super shiney
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Old 01-02-2011, 09:40 AM
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Nope mine's not clear coated. I have to Polish them and everything. Just had to scrub the front tires with fine steel wool as winter has not been nice to them. They had like baked on brakedust. I just super cleaned them up a month ago too.
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Old 01-02-2011, 10:32 AM
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Here is mine after good cleaning and polishing. This was about a month ago

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Old 01-02-2011, 10:43 AM
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I think once they are installed on the truck I am going to get a Powerball. I think it will make them easier to clean while on the truck.
It was easier for me when they were off. Just be careful if you use an electric drill. I blew my power ball apart in 3 days LOL
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