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    How to make powdercoat shine??

    Anyone have any tips on this?? Also the leather on SRT seats what a good trick to make them shinny rich like?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SRT Brian View Post
    Anyone have any tips on this?? Also the leather on SRT seats what a good trick to make them shinny rich like?
    I have been trying to find this out too, because I love it when my black PC'ed wheels are clean and semi-glossy. I called the powdercoater and he really didn't know.

    He did tell me that the PC is chemical resistant and said to try a little turtle wax on them. If you want them shiney,shiney, you can always get a clear PC put on top.
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    wax will not shine anything it is a protectant.

    polish is for making it shiney..

    what kinda of PowderCoat? if it is a gloss PC it should shine when cleaned, if it is a Matte, it is not supposed to shine..
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    I have noticed when cleaning my glossy black powder coated RT wheels that some cleaners and clothes will leave a residue behind. I have found that cleaning off the grease and brake dust with wheel cleaner or soap while washing, followed with a wipe down of a dry terry cloth works great. Windex, detailer, and wheel cleaner all seem to streak.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rwalshphoto View Post
    I have noticed when cleaning my glossy black powder coated RT wheels that some cleaners and clothes will leave a residue behind. I have found that cleaning off the grease and brake dust with wheel cleaner or soap while washing, followed with a wipe down of a dry terry cloth works great. Windex, detailer, and wheel cleaner all seem to streak.
    A good cleaning and drying with terry cloth gets mine looking like they just came out of the oven as well. It's just a pain in the ass that I will have to live with each and every day because of our lovely brembo brake systems.

    I figured the turtlewax was nonsense. I just thought I'd post what the powdercoater said. He was just taking a stab at it.

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    Nice I will keep doing what im doing then

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    If its matte.....and you want em shiny....get em redone..thats all you can do.

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    Nope they are glossy

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    Quote Originally Posted by SRT Brian View Post
    Nope they are glossy
    Are they cleared? If yes then wax em

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    I will try that.

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    um, Zaino...
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    there are several different "Black powdercoatings" Flat black of course not shiney, black will be like a semi gloss, Bike Black exactly what it's used for Motor cycle frams. it is very shiny not meant for a perfect finish like paint, Gloss Black which is very shiney, and Ultra Smooth Gloss Black very smooth very shiney.

    So it all depends on what the Powder Coater put on it. All these finishes will come back to the original finish after washing, Mine are Ultra smooth gloss black and are always shiney after washing and I never put wax or polish on them! Here are my tips, when washing first blast off as much loose dirt, brake dust etc with high pressure hose nozzle. Then wash them with plain water! there is a chemical "can't remember the name but Hiedi at BT told me about" that will affect certain finishes. I use Optimum No Rinse wash or plain water, and a different micro fiber cloth on each wheel to dry! brake dust will put very tiny scratches in the finish and over time you get the idea, minimize the chances by using clean micro fiber towels on each wheel.

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    I heard the Zaino leather in a bottle is good stuff. Smells like leather too. I cant wait to try that stuff.
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