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Old 05-23-2011, 08:19 PM   #1
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Polishing Aluminum Wheels?

I have the 20" Polished Aluminum wheels. Is the Mothers Mag & Aluminum Polish ok to polish them. I thought I read once that there is a clearcoat on the wheels. Is this polish safe or will it hurt the rims.
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Old 05-23-2011, 08:34 PM   #2
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The polish is safe yea, but they have a clear coat on them unfortunately. So I don't know what polishing would do, if anything.
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Your stock wheels are clear coated, so you'll treat them with the same products you use to treat paint elsewhere on the car. Metal polishes won't have any effect as a metal polish works by oxidizing the metal... thats where you get that black transfer from. No black transfer = you're not polishing metal.
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