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Re: Not worth it! The dust etc... (archive)

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Posted by Al D. on December 24, 1999 at 09:40:06:

In Reply to: Re: Not worth it! The dust etc... posted by Phil Coppin on December 23, 1999 at 07:33:45:

No not at all. Don't get me wrong, I,m a car guys car guy. Its just that I did this particular project which was EXTREMELY time consuming.Several coats, several days and all of that. But you tell me, How can you clean them each and every time you wash the car. And you know how much dust these cars produce. Heck if you dont wash the wheels at least once a week, you pay the price the next time you do.Its simply not practical to take the wheels off each time you wash the car. I thought that the car wash pressure would do a well enough job, but it doesn't. you have to scrub them just like the wheels and everything else. As for cleaning, I do an excellent job. I routinely wash/clean the car, wheels, engine(1/month),under carriage etc. There is absolutely no "Gunk" on any part of any of my trusty steeds. But, the brake calipers, just Ain't worth it.But seeing is believing in this case I'm afraid. Tell you what Phil, next time its time to replace pads/rotors ,why don't you paint yours. I guarantee, they'll look great for a month maybe two. But after that, they'll slowing return to their former hideous form.
Merry Christmas to ALL and ALL Happy Motoring

: Oh, so let me get this straight..
: Don't buy a nice set of wheels as the dust will cover them up real fast, don't spiff up your calipers as the dust etc... don't bother having a nice paint job because dust/dirt etc... dont bother washing your car because dust/dirt etc.....

: 'Scuse me, but don't you ever clean anything??!!!!

: Anyway, a Very Merry Dustmas to you..

: Phil C.
: 95 525i 5spd. Clean Shark in clean sheeps clothing




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