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      08-16-2012, 05:44 PM   #1
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How to polish wheels?

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I been trying to do some research on how to polish my wheels. I have the premium 19" wheels that come on the E90/92/93. Any recommendations? My wheels need some serious cleaning polishing.

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Polish? Or clean?
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Polish? Or clean?
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Pics would be helpful..you may just need a good cleaning
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Pics would be helpful..you may just need a good cleaning
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Pics would be helpful..you may just need a good cleaning
In general, what would be a good product to polish the wheels with? I'm not sure if the wheels are aluminum, metal or something else. I looked at them closely and they look like they have clear coat which I'm assuming I should treat them like paint (compound, polish, wax).

They are the 19" Premium wheels.
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In general, what would be a good product to polish the wheels with? I'm not sure if the wheels are aluminum, metal or something else. I looked at them closely and they look like they have clear coat which I'm assuming I should treat them like paint (compound, polish, wax).

They are the 19" Premium wheels.
OEM wheels are painted and laquered..you would only need to polish if you have severe discoloration of the top coat..a good clean with the right product may do the trick..Some of the detail gurus can maybe recommend what to use..

I use plain soap and water but I also clean my wheels frequently (once a week)..that imo is the key... cleaning them often will prevent dirt, brake dust ect. from being embedded into the wheels causing pitting and discoloration.

Try to post some pics if you can
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OP, your wheels are just dirty. If they are absolutely filthy, use some Sonax and a brush. If they aren't that bad, plain car wash and water with a mitt will get it all off...
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OEM wheels are painted and laquered..you would only need to polish if you have severe discoloration of the top coat..a good clean with the right product may do the trick..Some of the detail gurus can maybe recommend what to use..

I use plain soap and water but I also clean my wheels frequently (once a week)..that imo is the key... cleaning them often will prevent dirt, brake dust ect. from being embedded into the wheels causing pitting and discoloration.

Try to post some pics if you can
Will keep you posted tomorrow. I'll be taking her out tomorrow for a quick spin. I'm thinking some Sonax and some wheel wax would do the trick.

I hate washing the wheels between the spokes. Sucks lol
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We sell a kit that will both clean and protect the wheels - not to mention it kicks ass.

Auto Finesse Wheel Cleaning Kit

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OEM wheels are painted and laquered..you would only need to polish if you have severe discoloration of the top coat..a good clean with the right product may do the trick..Some of the detail gurus can maybe recommend what to use..

I use plain soap and water but I also clean my wheels frequently (once a week)..that imo is the key... cleaning them often will prevent dirt, brake dust ect. from being embedded into the wheels causing pitting and discoloration.

Try to post some pics if you can









Alright, the first 4 pictures are the wheel. The last one, is a scratch on the fender (debating whether it could be fixed with touch-up paint or take it somewhere (I have Automotive Touch-up paint). The 2 pictures before the last one is the black trim which I have no idea how to take that off. Looks like oxidation but I have tell if it's plastic or painted.
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We sell a kit that will both clean and protect the wheels - not to mention it kicks ass.

Auto Finesse Wheel Cleaning Kit

Martin,

Check out my last post and see if you could help me out
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I m using black magic titanium wheel polish for my ride's rims and i m completely satisfied with the outcome......
of it and even in dust and in rain the rims shins for as long as possible.......
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