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Thread: Polished Aluminium wheels clear coated???

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    Gary Wells is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
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    Re: Polished Aluminium wheels clear coated???

    Quote Originally Posted by cdog533 View Post
    Yes, they are clearcoated, probably a clear powder, and they pick up micro scratches very easily. I am afraid of polishing them (with something like Meguiars 205 or Menzerna FIP) as I think it may cloud them.

    Has anyone cleaned the swirls in them up with a polish? Did it work well?
    If I were to consider that, I would consider either 1 of 2 things:1) Find a well respected shop in your area that specializes in color sanding & then polishing out swirls, or: 2) Find a well respected wheel repair shop in your area and have them strip, sand & / or polish, & re-clear coat.
    Also, GM has a very excellent swirl remover for sale and / or order under GM part # 12377965 "Swirl Remover Polish". This is the same swirl remover / polish recommended for the interior plastics that scratch so easy. Good stuff.


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    JimmyH is offline Cadillac Owners 10000+ Posts
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    Re: Polished Aluminium wheels clear coated???

    Alot of guys on these forums swear by that stuff.

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