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Old 13th January 2009, 14:27   #106
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Get them buffed. Standard issue with alloys that aren't cleant frequently enough.
Friend, any adresses you know of in Mumbai? I need to get a set from my Cherokee buffed and clear sprayed.
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The standard AURA wheel caps shown in the pics above.Can i buy them separately.
I am sure your tyre dealer, or an authorized Aura dealer can get it, it would cost you around Rs 700/- per cup.

This is the number that I had noted down when I went for these alloys.
080-40416107. Do call then, they will be able to give you, your local dealers number.
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Need some help identifying and clearing up this... fungus... if I may call it so.

I have this strange whitish thing spreading on my rides alloys, and it seems to be spreading. I tired scraping, but then that isnt working. Infact if you feel it with your fingers, you wont feel anything different, they seems gel with the wheels.

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The alloys are just about 11 months old, and they get cleaned in normal detergent + water once every month. Other wise it is just plain water wipe, 2-3 times a week, may be less but definitely not more.

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Any of you guys facing this problem? How did you over come it? Any place in Bangalore to get it fixed?

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you need two things, a product called "autosol" very good polishing paste, and a lot of time and effort polishing the wheels out.

and you'll have to do it over and over again. diamond cut wheels like yours will always go that way, and it's just a case of continuous cleaning. i'm having a set done later this year, and no warranty is being offered by the specialist as it's a show finish, normal road use in the winter with salt etc will destroy the surface in double quick time.
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Friend, any adresses you know of in Mumbai? I need to get a set from my Cherokee buffed and clear sprayed.
Parvez at Mazda is a good bet sir. He had resprayed Monkey's wheels and they looked fantastic.
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Parvez at Mazda is a good bet sir. He had resprayed Monkey's wheels and they looked fantastic.
I have been meaning to go down to Parvez for a while on Mad Monkey's recommendation. Just trying to figure out the correct paint code for hyper-silver.
A little skeptical about it since the car has TPMS, Monkey mentioned that the alloys are put in a heated room after the coat hence I hope the TPMS meter on the alloys don't get ruined.

@Spinerr: Keep a tyre foam handy, will help get dirt out in hard to scrub places.

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The heated room is not super high temperature Sahil. Just enough to bake the paint properly.
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@jai-uno-t

Will try JC road for 'autosol', hope it is easily available.

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Isn't Tyre foam for the tyres? Does it clean up alloy wheels too?? Haven't used that product yet, but thought it was for the tyres.
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A little skeptical about it since the car has TPMS, places.
Isn't the TPMS sensor removable from Inside portion of RIM ?
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Isn't Tyre foam for the tyres? Does it clean up alloy wheels too?? Haven't used that product yet, but thought it was for the tyres.
I use it sometimes on the alloy too. The chemical doesnt seem to harsh to cause any damage to the alloy. Once in a while should be fine, i guess, i haven't faced any problems by it's usage on rims.

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Isn't the TPMS sensor removable from Inside portion of RIM ?
Yes it is, but seems a little complicated to remove and refix. But I think I would have to do to be on the safe side. Car is going in for 2nd service next month, will check if the BMW showroom quote a decent price.
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Can anybody give some info where in bangalore it can be done.
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Can anybody give some info where in bangalore it can be done.
If its rebuffing that you want, Sai Colorium, JP Nagar can get it done.

They had offered to fix mine for abt Rs 250/- per wheel. But he did say that there would be addition cost to remove the tyre and refit it, and it can cost somthing like Rs 300 per wheel or may be it was Rs 800 for all 5 wheels. That part I am not sure of.

They dont do it at their place, they outsource it. So i dont know about the quality / gurantee.


Sai Colorium (98456 37334) on the Sarakki Main Road, JP Nagar
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any other place that has been tried and tested with the quality, i dont need to chrome the alloys, i just need to buff them.

Any place arround cox town, shivajinagar area.
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Nice tip here for those curb brushes : DIY Thread Linky (DIY: Alloy Wheel Scratch Removal)
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Need some help identifying and clearing up this... fungus... if I may call it so.

I have this strange whitish thing spreading on my rides alloys, and it seems to be spreading. I tired scraping, but then that isnt working. Infact if you feel it with your fingers, you wont feel anything different, they seems gel with the wheels.

Attachment 88650

The alloys are just about 11 months old, and they get cleaned in normal detergent + water once every month. Other wise it is just plain water wipe, 2-3 times a week, may be less but definitely not more.

Attachment 88651

Any of you guys facing this problem? How did you over come it? Any place in Bangalore to get it fixed?

Attachment 88652
I've faced this problem with my alloys. I found out that this is caused primarily by the water being used to wash your car. If the iron or arsenic content is high (as it is where I stay), it ends up corroding the paint on the alloys. Most of the cars in my locality have this problem. I don't know how this is fixed, but to prevent it from happening make sure your wheels are wiped dry after the car is washed. Do not let the water settle on the wheels. This has worked for me.
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Another tip - I discovered if your alloys are machine finished use liquid dish wash like PRIL and a tooth brush and gently clean the alloys it will be sparkling new... dont use scotch brite scrubbing pad as it leaves small scratches....
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