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Wheel Protection Help?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Ronin73, Dec 1, 2018.

  1. Dec 1, 2018 at 5:57 AM
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    Ronin73

    Ronin73 [OP] New Member

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    Hello!

    I don't really get in to the wheel changes and stuff...I just don't care. I specifically chose my new 2019 Tundra because it had the base steel wheels pictured below.

    However, I have noticed on the Internet that after awhile these wheels see rust and chips, etc. Do you have any advice on how to protect them? A sealant? Wax? Anything? Or do I just keep them clean as much as possible?

    Any help you can offer will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

    Ronin

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  2. Dec 1, 2018 at 6:08 AM
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    OBXTundra

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    Wax would be a good idea for the front of the wheel. Coat the back with an anti corrosive, CRC SP-400.

    Question for others. Is plasti dip clear really clear or is it foggy? This could be a good application for that.
     
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  3. Dec 1, 2018 at 8:54 AM
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    KirthGersen

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    I would just keep them clean. If they start to degrade, steel wheel "takeoffs" are pretty cheap to buy on ebay or craigslist (in fact, I've got a set of 700mile, steel wheels & tires for sale!)

    Water & crud accumulates in the "valley" between the wheel's "face" and the main rim, and can't easily drain out -- the area where the valve stem is located. That might be an area to watch for indications of premature corrosion. When I had the steelies on truck, i'd blast that area with the water hose ... then it will slowly dry out after a few dozen miles of higher speed driving.
     
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  4. Dec 1, 2018 at 9:15 AM
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    polox40

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    I just got toyota 18" steel wheels for winter and mounted duratrac's on them, i got them clear coated at a bodyshop; the owner owed me a favor. 3 coats both sides.
    They only cost 400$ in Canada cant be much in the states you can just replace them after a while.
     
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  5. Dec 1, 2018 at 9:18 AM
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    texasrho83

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    I've done a little..
    ^^^ this. Clear coat would be my route. Welcome to the MGM crew!
     
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  6. Dec 1, 2018 at 9:58 AM
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    Thanks, everyone!
     

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