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Any Good Rim Care Products?

Just got my new 20" Platinum rims installed on my Murano S Loving the new look and the ride seems to be just about as quiet and smooth as before.

Now am checking to see if there's anything other than cleaning to keep the rims looking like new for as long as possible. After a bit of research, I'm finding that a lot of consumers complain of rim waxes fogging the finishes even though the companies claim they are safe on aluminum alloys. Any products you guys use that keep the rims in good condition and don't ruin the finish?
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I just use regular car wax on mine (Meguiars Liquid) and never had a problem. Keeping the rims clean is the biggest concern, especially if you live in the snow and salt part of the world. 😄

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The one thing you do not want to do is use a high pressure spray on the wheels. The clear coat can be loosened and then you are in for lots of polishing. And if you have ever used any aluminum polish you know what I mean. Black, lots of black!!
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Cool - thanks guys!

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The one thing you do not want to do is use a high pressure spray on the wheels. The clear coat can be loosened and then you are in for lots of polishing. And if you have ever used any aluminum polish you know what I mean. Black, lots of black!!

Since when I originally made this post, the rims actually have started peeling a bit. I'm thinking that is the clear coat that you are talking about. Do you think aluminum polish would work to restore these to make them look brand new again? I currently have them off the vehicle and the black rims on the vehicle for the winter - so if this is what it would need, I would have easy access to them and wouldn't have to work around the tires or whatnot.

I called an Automotive Powder Coating Company to see if they could restore it - they can, but they can't do the dual silver/black color and the cost would be about the same as a brand new rim.
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Since when I originally made this post, the rims actually have started peeling a bit. I'm thinking that is the clear coat that you are talking about. Do you think aluminum polish would work to restore these to make them look brand new again? I currently have them off the vehicle and the black rims on the vehicle for the winter - so if this is what it would need, I would have easy access to them and wouldn't have to work around the tires or whatnot.

I called an Automotive Powder Coating Company to see if they could restore it - they can, but they can't do the dual silver/black color and the cost would be about the same as a brand new rim.
So far it doesn't look like you have done much. Just stop spraying them now. I really think anything you do at this point will show up worse than not doing anything. I don't have any good options, sorry. Polishing them will make that spot like chrome, which will stand out worse.
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I have the same wheels, so far just a few pit marks on the Dark color.
More like rock chips, touched it up with some black paint I had around.
For cleaning, just use some Quick Detailer shine to remove the water spots.
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You could try wheel repair shops. They repair and refinish wheels.
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