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Old 11-09-2012, 12:51 PM
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My very clean wheels looked swirled :(

I pulled off my wheels to give them their well deserved VGC-very good cleaning. And man, they look like swirled paint. These are not the Dura-Brights.

If I am gonna polish them, I want to do it right. I want to try a get a mirror finish.

First, has anyone ever polished theirs to a mirror finish-if so, how?
Second, I read about someone using a metal protectant to keep them clean, but cant find the thread.

I would appreciate some input please.
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Non DB wheels are clear coated just like you paint. You can try doing a paint correction on them, test a small spot first, DO NOT use metal polish on them.
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Idiot that owned my truck before me used either metal polish or steel wool on the front left. Moron figured it out after one wheel at least.
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Glad I just read this. I have an 08, and my wheels are a little dull. I WAS about to have them polished. What is the correct way then?
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Glad I just read this. I have an 08, and my wheels are a little dull. I WAS about to have them polished. What is the correct way then?
Just use a good wheel cleaner, then use a quality polish that you would use on your paint, and call it a day. Clear coated factory wheels are what they are....not going to get a brilliant high gloss shine. If you really want high shine, get yourself some chrome factory reps.

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As Jim said, don't use a metal polish on them.. Think a lot of guys do this and realize they shouldn't have.
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Thanks for the heads up, will do.
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