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    polished aluminum wheels

    Does anyone know if these are coated? I was planning on using Flitz aluminum clearner and Flitz polish but if they are coated seems like that would not work.

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    Re: polished aluminum wheels

    are you talking about the OEM 10-spoke wheels? i don't have these wheels, but i would be shocked if cadillac would polish them and leave them bare. i'm very certain they have a clear coat on them which would be similar to that on your paint. wash with regular car wash soap, and if there are contaminents on them, clay bar them and use an automotive polish, then follow up with a spray wax or something similar. don't use that flitz stuff unless they're bare metal.

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    Re: polished aluminum wheels

    Quote Originally Posted by glenroebuck View Post
    Does anyone know if these are coated?
    Yes, they are.

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    Re: polished aluminum wheels

    guess I am returning my flitz stuff LOL....

    anyone heard about this stuff called CarPro Hydro2? looks pretty damn interesting - spray on water/hose off and protection for 6ish months?

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    Re: polished aluminum wheels

    haven't heard of it, but sounds a bit too good to be true. i simply wash my wheels with carwash soap and water, and every single time i wash and dry them, i put a quick coat of the meguiar's ultimate spray wax on. seems to help make the next clean up easier.

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    Re: polished aluminum wheels

    Been following it on detailcity.org (forums off autopia site) people seem to swear by it especially for wheels.

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    Re: polished aluminum wheels

    did a quick search, looks pretty good, might check it out myself!

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