OK, so I remember reading that post. I 'waxed" my wheels this weekend. I used Nu Finish. Are mine chrome? Can I use Never Dull on them?
They look awesome. :thumbs:I use a good clay and clay lube on the exterior of the wheels whenever I strip, clay, & polish the car. After clay, I like using a few coats of Zaino Z5. With each wash after doing this, I just towel dry the wheels with no fuss. If I notice any water spots (happens a lot in the Texas summers) I hit em with a bit of DP Krystal Vision glass cleaner.
For the inside of the wheels, I used Never Dull and some elbow grease to shine them up. Only had to do this once (now I just towel them off after each wash, and wipe them down with a damp towel when they are off the car for rotations/etc...). After daily driving the car for the first two years, and seeing some pretty nasty weather, the inside of the wheels got a bit nasty.
The never dull did a pretty good job if you ask me
They hardly see any weather these days, and look pretty good for having almost 80k on them imho.
Good luck and enjoy the shine
I do not think there was any paint on the inside of the wheels. I did not notice a black or dark base/primer. I tested the waters on the blades of one wheel close to the center. In case something did go wrong, it was in an area no one would see. I tried a few different things (other metal polishes), before deciding Never Dull got the best result. So then I did the Blades of one wheel to get the process down (once again, an area you cannot see when the wheels are on the car). Before moving on to do the whole thing.Ok that interests me quite a lot. I was under the impression that our inside rims were painted silver. In fact on another post I mentioned that I used too hard of a cleaner and some of the silver paint rubbed off revealing what looked like a black (base coat maybe) so I repainted them. Your insides look awesome in the picture. Do you remember going through a silver and then black look to get to a chrome?
In the other post I think someone said that the inside chrome was not very durable and "flaky" so for that reason and to provide some contrast, GM ordered them painted on the inside
Edit here's one of the posts:
Removing Clear Coat From Factory Wheels - Pontiac Solstice Forum
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