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Polishing Factory Rims

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by hpeeler, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. Nov 29, 2012 at 7:01 AM
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    hpeeler

    hpeeler [OP] Active Member

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    Has anyone ever used Flitz or similar product on their factory aluminum rims to really make them shine? What kind of results did you get?
     
  2. Dec 2, 2012 at 8:07 PM
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    Devldawgy

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    I am not 100% sure on this, but my hunch is that there is a clear coat finish over the alloy on your wheels. A metal polish really will not work on what is actually a plastic finish. Typically the wear you see as blemishes on the alloy finish is the clear coat wearing away or blistering underneath.
    Again, it is just my understanding. Maybe there is someone else on the site that can verify this ??
     
  3. Dec 3, 2012 at 9:24 AM
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    Wishbone Runner

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    correct, you would need to strip or sand blast.
     
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