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Polished aluminum wheel sealer

I purchased some new procomp 1069 wheels that I am going to be running in the summer. Since they are polished aluminum with no coating I tried to clear coat one to hopefully keep the shine and not have to worry about fading. In the end it did not turn out the way that I would have liked. I could tell there was paint there so I know other people would have noticed it too. So to my original question what does everybody recommend to seal the aluminum wheel to keep them somewhat clean looking.

Thanks in advance James

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That's what I figured I've used the mothers aluminum polish before on the stock rims and it works great so I put a couple coats on the other three rims to cover them. Guess I already knew the answer to my question.

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Autosol. Best metal polish on the market. Any respectable auto center will carry it.
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try googleing the name zoops

they make billet parts and carry a product called zoops metal sealer or zoops aluminum sealer - I forget which

haven't used it but it's supposed to actually seal the surface of the metal - you do need to redo it once or twice a year from what I've read
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hit them with Opti Coat....
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hit them with Opti Coat....
Thanks just checked it out. Looks like it would work better than just wax that I have on them now. I might order it and give it a try. I'll let you know how it goes. Or have you used it before?

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yeah ive used it and its great....especially on wheels...
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I've heard about using the opt-coat on plastic too..

I haven't took the plunge due to the price.
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when you consider that a 20cc syringe will do two vehicles with permanent protection that does not wear away with washing, doesnt need reapplication, provides excellent water sheeting and UV protection, and added protection against scratching and other environmental hazards like bird droppings, $70.00 is worth every penny to protect an expensive vehicle.

Not to mention how easy the cleanup on the rims becomes once opti-coated.
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