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Old 08-10-2014, 09:37 PM
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Beautiful car!
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12k a year is pretty good for a dd though. I'd've figured you had more miles than that on it.
That's why I can't buy new... I'd have over 50k on it by now.

Car looks great Chris. Are those rims from American Muscle?
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Old 08-10-2014, 10:18 PM
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Yessir. AMR wheels-- awesome looking and cheap! Honestly I would have sprung for some name brand wheels if I could find some that looks exactly like these, but at the end of the day I thought these looked the best.
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Got her cleaned up and took some proper poser shots. Bam!



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They're actually pretty good quality. A car I maintain has a set that is holding up well to track use. Word from the wise, invest in a ceramic coating for them, or at least keep them waxed/sealed. They can be a bear to keep clean.

(If you have any questions about ceramic coatings, let me know - it's the future!)
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Do tell. What is this ceramic coating you speak of?
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Basically, it's a hardened clear coat for your clear coat. My coating of choice is Americana Americoat, though it's not available on a consumer level. A comp would be OptiCoat 2.0 or Cquartz UK. What these coatings achieve is a super-hydrophobic hardened layer over painted surfaces. These coatings release dirt much easier than traditional waxes or sealants and are one-time applications. This coating is often applied to paint with wheels being an upsell. I coat the wheel face and barrel.

Read: you won't have baked on brake dust. Weekly washing could mean just rinsing your rims instead of spending forever fingering all of those elevation changes in the wheel faces. The coating stays on indefinitely (depending on brand), meaning you apply once and that's it.
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Sounds awesome. Please drive out here and apply it for me. Kthxbai
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That would cross some states off of my list...

Super easy to apply on fresh rims, I can dig up some more application info in the form of walkthroughs.
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