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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-20-2009, 06:25 AM Thread Starter
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Hi all ... new member / cobalt owner here. I've had aluminum wheels before but not these polished ones ... any tips on getting some of the swirls and haze from them? I used regular car wax when i did the car but it was just a so so result. crazy about keeping my car clean and it's driving me nuts! thanks for any suggestions ...
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I use mothers aluminum polish. Worked good

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^^^. if you dont use the specificly for aluminum stuff it comes out bad
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i use soap and water and a light wax and bug remover
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yeah use aluminum polish, good luck keeping them nice though, polished aluminum wheels without clear coat are high maintenance lol.
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i use soap and water and a light wax and bug remover
i do similiar to him but cheaper....i use dish soap and glass cleaner to wash the car

i use the same soap as above to clean the rims/tires and some vaseline for a wax, very similar to armor all tire cleaner
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i do similiar to him but cheaper....i use dish soap and glass cleaner to wash the car

i use the same soap as above to clean the rims/tires and some vaseline for a wax, very similar to armor all tire cleaner
I'm not here to bash or anything, but I don't recommend using those products for cleaning a car. Obviously it works, but it's just not gonna be good for the finish on the car/wheels in the long run. That's just my opinion though, so no hard feelings
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I'm not here to bash or anything, but I don't recommend using those products for cleaning a car. Obviously it works, but it's just not gonna be good for the finish on the car/wheels in the long run. That's just my opinion though, so no hard feelings
its all good.....my friend taught me that and i've done it a few times, it's always good to use some house hold items instead of going to the store.

and when cleaning windows or just drying the car, use a squeegy, they're amazing
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its all good.....my friend taught me that and i've done it a few times, it's always good to use some house hold items instead of going to the store.

and when cleaning windows or just drying the car, use a squeegy, they're amazing
yeah the squeegy thing is a good idea. back in the day I used to use a wiper blade from a car to dry it until I slipped up and scratched the paint Now I use the California water blade FTW!!!

part of my career has been detailing cars for quite a few years now so I'm really picky about the stuff I use lol.
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