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Best Cleaner/Polisher for 16in OEM

What cleaner and polisher should I use to clean the rims on 2003 xlt supercab that are 16 OEM's. Are these aluminum or alloy or is that the same thing. There are some slight surface scratches on them and I would like to polish them out. Let me know what you think people?
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i use either mothers mag and aluminum polish or meguires ultimate compound and then i wax them
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i use either mothers mag and aluminum polish or meguires ultimate compound and then i wax them
wax them? with car wax?
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yep...ford wheels are clear coated
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Since they are painted & clearcoated treat them just like regular car paint.
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and they shine like crazy after you wax them!
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Use some simple green to clean and some wax or whatever you like. Aluminum polish will only damage the clearcoat on them.
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Use some simple green to clean and some wax or whatever you like. Aluminum polish will only damage the clearcoat on them.
do you really think so? How come, just wondering your reasons. On the back of the mothers aluminum polish says not to use on painted metals
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Aluminum polish is made for polishing metals, not paint, and since the wheels have paint on them it's not made for that.
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i use either mothers mag and aluminum polish or meguires ultimate compound and then i wax them
whoops...should have worded that better...i use aluminum polish on my dads/moms car because theyre not clear coated...i use compound on the ranger wheels...boy am i a dumbass this week lol
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and they shine like crazy after you wax them!
when ever I wheel my truck my wheels come out clean cause theyve got so much wax, its pretty funny.
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yea nothing sticks to them lol
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