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Apologies if this has been addressed before.....

I'm about to do a tire change, and will be cleaning the
wheels up when I get them off the bike, before going to
the shop for the change.

Is there anything I can use as a layer of protection on
the wheels, such as a clear spray lacquer or some such
thing? What are the pros and cons of this idea (I'm not
ready to go powder coat or chrome at this point...being
in MA I have to save up a huge lump for insurance lol!)

I will use the Boms cleaner to get the finish back.

Appreciate any thoughts...thanks
 

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Just use the Boms Away and don't spray clear lacquer or anything like it on the rims as it won't last and will look real ugly when it starts to come off. If you want to apply a coating, have them Chrome plated or powder coated. I use Boms Away and it lasts through several washings and really protects the wheels.
 

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I also use Boms and don't seem to have a problem with the wheels. I do wash the bike frequently and living in Georgia don't have to put up with some of the corrosion problems the folks up North contend with.
 
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Thanks, guys....I didn't have a real good feeling about
the clear lacquer idea....I've used Boms Away right along,
and while it does a good job, it doesn't seem to last too long
(brake dust and all).

How 'bout using a good paste wax?
 

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Tourist said:
How 'bout using a good paste wax?
It's my understanding that wax will cause what little moisture there is to collect in pockets and cause pitting. Even Honda's spray cleaner/polish has a wax in it and I was informed to avoid it on the wheels by the dealer when I bought the bike.
 
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(sigh).....thanks for the info, Stormbringer.......
I don't always like the message, but I always appreciate
the information. Guess it's time to order more Boms Away! :roll:
 

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Wheel Protection

Wher is a good place to buy (Boms away) ?
 
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