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I have a 2008 kr .I am trying to polish wheels nothing works anyone help please. sam

 

The Alcoa wheels have a "Durabright" finish "baked" in them. If your polish is too abrasive, you will damage the coating (if you haven't already). The Alcoas will not polish up any brighter than they are when they are clean.

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After I gently clean my Alcoas with car wash or simple green, occasionally I will wax them. But, I never polish them! And I never put wheel cleaner on them, I feel the chemicals will eventually break down the durabrite coating.

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Honestly I have to say, every Shelby wheel, my 08 Shelby GT vert, 09 GT500 and now my 09 KR. The finish is just not that good. There are "dull" spots, scratches and it's just not even. Every wheel on every car came the same way. Don't get me wrong I love them but the dull spots just drive me crazy. My opinion is Zaino them and never look back.

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so will mothers billet polish hurt

 

 

Yes, but more so, it's not necessary. The Alcoa's will just not get any brighter than when they are squeeky clean. Using any abrasive compound will damage the DB finish over time, and there are other precautions that should be followed with these wheels too; the attached PDF file covers all of them.

 

Regarding the use of abrasives, please read paragraph 4, sub-paragraph "A" in the attached PDF file from Alcoa...

 

 

http://www.alcoa.com/alcoawheels/north_america/en/fsw/pdfs/wheelMaintInst.pdf

 

I have kept a printed copy of this file in my glove box next to the supplemental tire folder that came with the owner's manual.

 

Here is a (boring, but short) video about the Dura-Bright finish, coating, or whatever the hell it is...

 

http://www.alcoa.com/alcoawheels/north_america/en/fsw/wheels/duraBrightVideo.asp

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Yes, but more so, it's not necessary. The Alcoa's will just not get any brighter than when they are squeeky clean. Using any abrasive compound will damage the DB finish over time, and there are other precautions that should be followed with these wheels too; the attached PDF file covers all of them.

 

Regarding the use of abrasives, please read paragraph 4, sub-paragraph "A" in the attached PDF file from Alcoa...

 

 

http://www.alcoa.com...elMaintInst.pdf

 

I have kept a printed copy of this file in my glove box next to the supplemental tire folder that came with the owner's manual.

 

Here is a (boring, but short) video about the Dura-Bright finish, coating, or whatever the hell it is...

 

http://www.alcoa.com...BrightVideo.asp

 

 

 

thanks for the info ,cause i bought some mothers billit polish. oh well i am sure someone at work will buy it from me

 

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Alcoa's are a low maintance wheel. Just wash them with a all type wheel cleaner and use a wheel seal designed for wheels and high temprature resistance. Ive detailed a KR and numerous SS's and these steps work real well and bring the shine up a notch. Hopefully what ever you have used up to this point hasnt damaged the coating on the wheel. Good luck.

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