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Old 08-10-2013, 12:16 AM   #1
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Smudges on new zl1 rims

I just bought a set of new zl1 rims from AllGMPart99 on here and all the wheels have smudges on them most around the edges. I just got them tonight and tried cleaning with a dab of dawn and some detail spray and it doesn't seem to come off. Can someone tell me if this is normal or are they damaged? I can't feel anything when I run my finger over the spots so I'm sure they can be buffed out or maybe once I get them on I can try some Adam's all purpose cleaner and water.
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Old 08-10-2013, 01:20 AM   #2
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Is the paint scratched? It looks like you can see the color of the wheel under the black paint
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Old 08-10-2013, 01:37 AM   #3
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Is the paint scratched? It looks like you can see the color of the wheel under the black paint
No, there not scratched or at least I can't feel anything. It almost a looks like it would rub off but doesn't.
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Old 08-10-2013, 08:15 AM   #4
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The OEM ZL1/1LE wheels are painted and scratch easily. I am extremely careful when washing and use polish on them when necessary.
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Old 08-10-2013, 08:29 AM   #5
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Plastidip all 4 you'll be all set
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Old 08-10-2013, 09:33 AM   #6
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Thanks guys, I tried some all purpose cleaner and it didn't take the smudges out so I hit them with my porter cable and bam gone! Whew!
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Thanks guys, I tried some all purpose cleaner and it didn't take the smudges out so I hit them with my porter cable and bam gone! Whew!
I use polish with my 3m foam polishing pads attached to my variable speed power drill and scratches are gone pretty easily.
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Great news man those Re beautiful wheels I love them on my 1LE
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Old 08-10-2013, 10:41 AM   #9
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Here they are!
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Old 08-10-2013, 12:21 PM   #10
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Old 08-10-2013, 12:58 PM   #11
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Clay bar or polish should clean em up.
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