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2008-2013 Cadillac CTS General Discussion Discussion, Cleaning High Polished Aluminum Rims in Cadillac CTS Second Generation Forum - 2008-2013; I have a 2008 CTS4 with the 18 inch high polished aluminum rims. I hit the rims with some aluminum ...
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    Cleaning High Polished Aluminum Rims

    I have a 2008 CTS4 with the 18 inch high polished aluminum rims. I hit the rims with some aluminum cleaner but I didnt get the black residue like the product stated. What are we using to clean and protect our rims?

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    Re: Cleaning High Polished Aluminum Rims

    The rims are clear coated do not use aluminum polish - Use a neutral wheel cleaner and wax them.

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    Re: Cleaning High Polished Aluminum Rims

    Same as other exterior surfaces. I use regular carwash solution, then apply "Zaino Z-2 Pro Show Car Polish for Clear Coated Finishes." It makes high-polished aluminum wheels look so bright and shiny that I need sunglasses...ha!


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    Quote Originally Posted by 928S
    Same as other exterior surfaces. I use regular carwash solution, then apply "Zaino Z-2 Pro Show Car Polish for Clear Coated Finishes." It makes high-polished aluminum wheels look so bright and shiny that I need sunglasses...ha!

    I also converted to Zaino and and love their product.

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    Re: Cleaning High Polished Aluminum Rims

    I use Zaino as well but I use the Clear Seal on the wheels and the black plastic bits. Z-5 on the paint.

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    Re: Cleaning High Polished Aluminum Rims

    Are the 2011 19" wheels clear coated?? Would like to have suggestions for mild cleaner and polish. Thanks!

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