Polished aluminum wheels getting cloudy...

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  1. linenoyz

    linenoyz OT Supporter

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    I have a set of polished aluminum wheels on my SS. I've been using Nev'r Dull on them and my exhaust tips as well. While the exhaust tips are still gorgeous (polished steel), the rims are starting to get cloudier and cloudier.

    I know my wheels take a lot of abuse in Florida from road grime, rain, etc. Are they just getting stained beyond the point of cleaning them with Nev'r Dull or is it the actual product causing it? What would be a better (hopefully easier) way of getting them lustrous again?

    Thanks!
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    You may end up having to use a polishing wheel to break the haze.

    Try Mothers Wheel Polish or Blue Magic. I've had real good luck with both products.
     
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    A polishing wheel? You mean something like a Dremel? I'll give that Mother's product a try. Hopefully it'll do the trick.

    Thanks. :)
     
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    Blue Magic is a Mother's product?
     
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    "or" denotes a separate product.
     
  6. linenoyz

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    :rofl:

    Would a Dremel with a polishing bit be helpful in bringing back the luster of my wheels?
     
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    coulda been like..

    is it the nissan sentra or maxima..
    :slap:
     
  8. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    But it wasn't. Fixed the smilie for you, I knew it was the one you meant to use. :hahano:
     
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    Hi? Dremel? Yes?

    :sad2:
     
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    Easy man. I just wanted to make sure we were talking about the same thing there. I have some Blue Magic, I was just making sure you were talking about the stuff I have and not a separate product. :mepoke:
     

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