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Default Re: How to Choose the Proper Wheel Polish

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Originally Posted by jamesc-jamesm View Post
I've got original aluminum wheels on my '98 Silverado. Does anyone know if they are coated? And if so, I used the blue Mother's wheel wash and the Mag and Aluminum paste...it did not turn a dark residue....have I messed up? And can it be corrected?
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The would be clearcoated.

They probably look like this...

http://www.waxforum.com/showthread.php?t=3213

Avoid extended use of metal polishes if you want to preserve the clearcoat.

The challenge is that after 10 or more years, it's often time to refinish or at least remove the clearcoat as it can become unsightly if it has been neglected.
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