Originally Posted by Yorkie
I'm having some trouble with the polished lip on my rims. The front is way worse than the rear. I can't for the life of me get them to shine like new again and I've only had them for a couple of months.
I've tried Eagle One rim cleaner and Spray Nine with a scrubbing brush. I've tried Mothers metal polish and never dull but none of it works.
The finish has kind of a dull haze or film on it.
I think your lips have clearcoat on them which is why they are dull.
When new they will shine, but not long afterward with abrasives such as found in the Mothers, they will dull bc you are scratching the finish.
What I suggest is using a buffing ball which will give you much better results than hand cleaning/polishing.
I have a Flitz ball I attach to my drill and it spins at 1800
Makes a big difference.
One other factor is the make of the wheels.
I forget which mods I have.
Actually, there are a lot. I'm not going to list them.