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Cadillac Detailing and Bodywork - Interior and Exterior including Body and Wheels Discussion, Ask a professional detailer in Item Specific Cadillac Discussion; What is a safe cleaner and polish to use on Cadillac aluminum wheels? I only use soap and water on ...
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    What is a safe cleaner and polish to use on Cadillac aluminum wheels? I only use soap and water on mine for fear of destroying them. I have the high polished flat 6 spoke wheels(one of the nice styles by Cadillac IMO)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkMingBlueSTS
    What is a safe cleaner and polish to use on Cadillac aluminum wheels? I only use soap and water on mine for fear of destroying them. I have the high polished flat 6 spoke wheels(one of the nice styles by Cadillac IMO)
    I wouldn't use soap if I were you. I'm not a professional detailer, but I heard that regular soap could eat away at the finish. I use mothers rim polish. I have the chrome polish but they have aluminum polish as well. You can get it pretty cheap at any advanced auto or auto zone. Even Walmart sells it. Good luck!

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    Thanks Matt, sorry I meant I use Mothers car wash for the soap and yes a lot of others said to use the Mothers polish so I'll pick some up today

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    Re: Ask a professional detailer

    Be careful when using "polish" on clearcoated wheels............ polish, by definition, is abrasive.

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    Good call Sub but I just used Meguiars "cleaner" wax and then finished them up with carnauba wax. Hopefully the the cleaner wax isn't too abrasive :/

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    Re: Ask a professional detailer

    Anything with "cleaner" or "polish" in the name is abrasive, and usually has jeweler's rouge or volcanic ash in it.

    GM wheels are clearcoated and should be washed the same as the car's paint finish.
    Rest in Peace, J.D. (aka Dirt_Cheap_Fleetwood)

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    Re: Ask a professional detailer

    I have a 2002 DTS with a fabric Targa top on it. It looks like it has mold in several places on it and I'm curious as to what you would recommend to get rid of it?

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