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Old 12-03-2018, 03:00 PM
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How to remove light scratches/swirls on rims

I have some light scratches / swirl marks here and there on my rims and wanted to know if there was any way to remove them.
2003 S type 17's to be exact.
Any type of polisher or wheel cleaner you can recommend?
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Old 12-18-2018, 01:19 AM
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Post up some photos so we can see what we're dealing with.
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Originally Posted by C25A1guy View Post
Post up some photos so we can see what we're dealing with.

If you can zoom in you can see like a light haze almost as if the rim is stained.

I know I cant do anything about the deep scratch here but notice all the light scratches behind the deep one.

More light scratches and stained water spots.
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Originally Posted by C25A1guy View Post
Post up some photos so we can see what we're dealing with.
The first and second picture really show what I would like to try & clean up.
Its like a light stain haze that is really bugging me here and there on the rims.
"Stained haze", if that makes any sense lol.
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Originally Posted by thoiboi View Post
I've been lookin at mothers but our rims seem to have a coat over them and I've read mixed reviews on using mothers on coated wheels. Some say not to use on coated wheels so I'm not sure. But it seems our rims have a clear coat over them. Maybe I'm wrong :/
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Treat just like paint.
Meguiars light polish with an orbital should fix those up.
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Treat just like paint.
Meguiars light polish with an orbital should fix those up.
Any specific meguiars polish you can reccomend?
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Any specific meguiars polish you can reccomend?
M110 compound and M220 polish. These have pretty much replaced M105 and M205 for me. I still keep M100 for the really bad stuff. Shoot me a PM since I detail professionally.
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^^
same advice for paint correction.
Start with the mildest polish and slowly work up to more agressive till you're satisfied with the results.
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