Machined Zender wheels, no clear?!?

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Machined Zender wheels, no clear?!?

Post by 450sl » Tue 08 Nov, 2016 2:23 pm

Hi guys

I had my Zender wheels machined, they look fantastic, however the shop did not apply any clear.

The guy said that clear can 'bubble', while it should look fine for 10 to 20 years before oxidation.

I'm not sure... anybody has an opinion?

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Re: Machined Zender wheels, no clear?!?

Post by merc-304 » Tue 08 Nov, 2016 2:38 pm

10 - 20 yrs ..pfft . maybe if there stored in ideal conditions ...what ever they may be ? Or the rims are made of some ultra high tech alloy i never heard of ...Kym 'the rim man' will advise.

Correctly applied clear should not bubble and look good for 10 + years i think.
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Re: Machined Zender wheels, no clear?!?

Post by CraigB » Tue 08 Nov, 2016 7:51 pm

But there are other things you can seal the aluminium with and i think 'kim the rim' has put that in another post.
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Re: Machined Zender wheels, no clear?!?

Post by merc-304 » Tue 08 Nov, 2016 8:06 pm

Marco was any other product used on your wheels ? Shineseal or similiar.
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Re: Machined Zender wheels, no clear?!?

Post by 450sl » Wed 09 Nov, 2016 7:28 am

Thanks for your responses,
No, no product applied.
He said not needed just wash with car soap and avoid acids...
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Re: Machined Zender wheels, no clear?!?

Post by AMGC36 » Wed 09 Nov, 2016 9:33 am

Hi Marco
After speeding lots of money on my amg c36 wheels I found the the clear coat lifted and was going black under the clear coat, I rang the company on south road and they told me that they had had trouble with the clear coat and asked me to return them. After about 9 months and less than 2,000ks it had done it again not very happy as the car sit most of the time and only gets driven on weekend and one trip to Adelaide.
after talking to kimrh in Perth and looking on google I have used SHINESEAL and very happy, you get a better shine than with clear coat. http://www.shineseal.com/products.htm can get in Australia from http://www.caswellplating.com.au/store/ ... =shineseal
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Re: Machined Zender wheels, no clear?!?

Post by McGavin » Wed 09 Nov, 2016 5:45 pm

Stefan, did you use the whole kit or just the sealer after polishing?
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Re: Machined Zender wheels, no clear?!?

Post by AMGC36 » Wed 09 Nov, 2016 9:28 pm

Hi Gavin
Washed with the cleaner then applied the shineseal then let it dry then some polish , the bottle is quit small was thinking that it will not do the job, I would say that you could do 10 set of wheel with the small kit.
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Re: Machined Zender wheels, no clear?!?

Post by 450sl » Thu 10 Nov, 2016 1:18 pm

Thanks guys
Have ordered the kit

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