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ZR1 Wheel Cleaning

This is a discussion on ZR1 Wheel Cleaning within the Wheels and Tires forums, part of the General Help category; I've currently got ZR1 replicas. the problem is that they're just the polished or silver, whatever one it is that ...

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    ZR1 Wheel Cleaning

    I've currently got ZR1 replicas. the problem is that they're just the polished or silver, whatever one it is that isn't coated with any type of protectant. I'm tired of having to take 4 to 6 hours out of my weekend every month to clean them well. So my question is, is there any way to clean them nicely, smooth them out and then clear coat them to preserve the fresh look.

    I'm debating on using a very high grit sand paper and then buffing them after that and finally clear coating them but I don't know how it'd turn out and don't feel like having to replace a set of rims I fucked up because I'm retarded.

    Any info or suggestions on what you would do is greatly appreciated.

    Here's a pic of the wheels I'm talking about.
    This is after about 5 hours on a saturday of cleaning on the wheels


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    i've wondered the same thing, if you can clear coat polished aluminum rims . . .

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    I love the look of them when they're clean but It's just so hard to keep them clean, even with a good hand wash every week. I'm just tired of having to take so much time to clean and polish them for them to look the same way they did a week later.

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    ditto man . . you may try some zoop seal. . i've never tried it but its suppose to be good

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    Pain..........you'll spend a good part of your life OR check wheels america for clearing them. You'll still get into likely $600

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