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Old 05-23-2009, 10:37 PM   #1
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19" polished wheels

Can anyone confirm (for sure) whether or not the optional 19" polished wheels (option code Q9B) have a clear coat or not? I want to be sure before selecting a cleaner for them.

Also, after cleaning, would you recommend applying a wax to make the brake dust easier to clean off? Thanks!
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Old 05-26-2009, 01:23 PM   #2
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Old 05-28-2009, 01:34 PM   #3
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Anyone? Anyone? Buhler? Buhler?
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Old 05-28-2009, 01:37 PM   #4
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I 99.9% sure they're clear coated.

And I've always cleaned my wheels, when they're cool to the touch, with a good car wash, followed by a good wax/polish (Zaino in my case).

If you keep them clean, avoid allowing brake dust to accumulate too much, and keep a coat of wax/polish on them, you won't have a problem.
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Old 05-28-2009, 03:17 PM   #5
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Old 05-28-2009, 06:27 PM   #6
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Can anyone confirm (for sure) whether or not the optional 19" polished wheels (option code Q9B) have a clear coat or not? I want to be sure before selecting a cleaner for them.

Also, after cleaning, would you recommend applying a wax to make the brake dust easier to clean off? Thanks!
I would guess since they are aluminum, they are anodized and maybe clear coat as well. Polished aluminum will turn black if not sealed. I sent you a private message. Geno
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Yes they are clear coated. Treat them as you would the paint on the hood. Do NOT use a wheel polish on them.
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