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Wheel finishes

Which wheel finish would stand up the best over time through the winters:
Polished?
Chromed?
Painted?
Clearcoated polished?
Natural aluminum?
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It depends on how often you are going to wash them during the winter also.
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It depends on how often you are going to wash them during the winter also.
Well I know that polished aluminum needs alot of upkeep but a comment I heard is that the polished aluminum rims will take a beating in winter but can allways be brought back by polishing and that chrome wheels take less upkeep but the finish can rust and flake off. Is that true?
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I think the natural aluminum, just spray down with the etching cleaner and hose off. I took the clear coat of the 4 sets of jeep rims. First chance I get I'll be doing the Ranger rims.
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Painted probably will.
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Teflon!!!!
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Teflon!!!!
Like these, I am realy consiering them, will it really hold up?

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