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Ok, so you have a wheel with a clear coat finish on it like the standard Solstice and you want to properly maintain it. Do you care for it just like you would the rest of the cars paint? Now, the problem with this is that every time you wash your care you will probably be removing the polish/wax, because most wheel cleaners are either acidic or alkaline. This means that you would have to rewax every time that you clean the wheels. That seems a bit rediculous. Also, if you use a brush will that leave scratches in the finish?

I guess that this thread can also be for wheel care of other types such as polished aluminum.
 

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I wax painted/coated wheels just like the rest of the car. I also do not use any wheel cleaners. Just the same soap and water I use on the rest of the car. With the wheels waxed, the brake dust comes right off of them. I have no problems with this route.

I dislike the spray on solutions, as I believe they accelerate the corrosion of the aluminim under the clearcoat (on brushed aluminum wheels). Also, since I can get them perfectly clean by washing with regular soap water after waxing them, it seems uneccesary to use additional spray on chemicals.
 
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