cleaning aluminum wheels?

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  1. Elohim1

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    What are you using to clean and protect your aluminum wheels?
     
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    OEM? if still have clear coat on them, then soap/water, follow up with wax or wheel wax.
     
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    .............sometimes I use detail spray.
     
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    Keep it simple... A good car wash soap and water... Dry them good... I use air to get the water out from gaps. A good coat of spray wax to a micro rag and your all set.
     
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    Yes they are 08 OEM wheels. They just don't have a real bright shine in my opinion.
    Thanks for everyones input.
    Chris
     
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    post up a few pics. hit 'em with a clear coat safe polish. Are those the "durabrite" finish? ( i think that's what it's called-been a lot of discussion on those)
     
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    They likely never will...I'm not sure what the exact finishing process is on them, but they will never shine as bright as a non-clear coated polished aluminum wheel, and certainly not as bright as chrome.
     
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    Here is a pic.

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    Yea, I think that's about as shiny/reflective as they'll get. May want to try some clearcoat safe polish. That should make 'em "pop" a bit more.
     

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