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Old 02-02-2016, 08:28 PM   #11
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There was nothing in the ligature from Jayco that I received about the Alcoa wheels. I don't think there is any protective coatings on them. If you use a basic polish of any kind the rag immediately turns black as the polish works. To me, that means your working directly with the aluminum and not working through a protective coating like General Motors put on their truck wheels for years that became a huge problem.
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Old 02-02-2016, 09:40 PM   #12
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There was nothing in the ligature from Jayco that I received about the Alcoa wheels. I don't think there is any protective coatings on them. If you use a basic polish of any kind the rag immediately turns black as the polish works. To me, that means your working directly with the aluminum and not working through a protective coating like General Motors put on their truck wheels for years that became a huge problem.
Good to know, my wheels appear to be "water-spotted" and the spots did not come off with normal cleaning. Was going to investigate further, but I think you have helped me determine my plan of action. Thanks!
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There was nothing in the ligature from Jayco that I received about the Alcoa wheels. I don't think there is any protective coatings on them. If you use a basic polish of any kind the rag immediately turns black as the polish works. To me, that means your working directly with the aluminum and not working through a protective coating like General Motors put on their truck wheels for years that became a huge problem.
Great info!!! Thanks Mnwelsh. Nice paint job by the way!!
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Perhaps another solution might be to apply a piece of "door edge guard" to the edge of each hubcap. It is inexpensive and available at almost any autoparts store. one advantage might be that it has an adhesive in the "groove" that would help hold in place while applying. Also it is available in a "chrome" finish which would match up nicely.
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My wheels had a ton of water spots when it was delivered. I tried to clean them off many times by hand using several products. The Mothers Aluminum polish, the polishing cone and my drill did the job. It's a little tricky at first but you will get the hang of it with practice. The back wheels are hardest because they are so deep.
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Perhaps another solution might be to apply a piece of "door edge guard" to the edge of each hubcap. It is inexpensive and available at almost any autoparts store. one advantage might be that it has an adhesive in the "groove" that would help hold in place while applying. Also it is available in a "chrome" finish which would match up nicely.
I had the same thought initially, but my local AutoZone only had edge protector meant to slip over something much thicker (a door edge) than the hub cover. It was quite large and I tried it, but it would not stay "closed up" on the cover, and was very obvious so I removed it. The tubing I used is clear and (IMHO) barely visible. I have pointed it out to others and they have to actually look hard to see it.

If someone makes a smaller material in chrome it probably would be easier and look even better. But what I found locally just didn't work for me.
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The hub cap clicking problem is talked about on another discussion forum. Someone said the clicking is caused by over tightening. They loosened the nuts just a little, and the clicking stopped! I tried something a little different. I removed the hubcaps, cut short pieces of round foam rubber like is used to insulate refrigerated pipes. I placed them inside the fake hollow acorn nuts. I put the caps back on with less nut tension. It worked for me.
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