A good body shop can strip the wheels for you. They have the right chemicals. They would probably sub the polishing work to a machine shop. Once they got the wheels back they could put a few coats of heavy duty clear coat on them and they should be good as new. Keep in mind there will be some kind of turn-around time on getting all this done, so it would help to have a backup set of rims.
Granted, I have no idea what this would cost. You would have to ask the shop.
I just know it can be done, because (quite) a few years back, I remember buying an aluminum rim restoration kit for doing just that. It came with a stripper that had the biggest skull-and-cross-bones I have ever seen on a label. This stuff was nasty. You needed to be outside and wear rubber gloves, but it worked in one application. It also came with some brass brushes, polishing compound and clear coat. I have never seen this kit since. It was probably banned from sale due to the toxicity of the chemicals.
I tried a few years later to do the same thing on some aluminum center caps by using paint stripper from the hardware store. No good. You need the industrial strength stuff that only body and restoration shops can get.
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