Posted 20 May 2009 - 06:11 PM
Thanks lilyrose, I wouldn't have a clue how much they would cost probably quite expensive as you say.
Well its been about nearly 6 weeks since they were done. I had a look at them at the weekend, washed the grime off and dried them. There were no signs of pitting, just very faint what looked like water marks in a few places that would not come off with damp cloth although I had to look very closely so see them.
I gave them a brief hand polish which removed these marks and they came up as 'new'.
I'm guessing these water marks were the first initial signs of weathering and that if they were left longer, i'e 4-5 months, then these marks would be more prominent.
Some people may say giving them a polish and a wax every 1-2 months is high maintenance but in my opinion the burnished finish of the alloy outweighs any extra efforts in keeping them corrosion free.
I would imagine that giving them a quick wax everytime the car was washed would suffice in keeping them protected and spotless.
Overall I am happy with how they have withstood the elements. I will post up more pictures soon.
As part of my next project I'm looking to source a few scratched ST alloys needing refurb and burnish a set of 4 to maybe sell on ebay. i wonder if there would be any interest!