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Old 07-26-2007, 09:15 AM   #11
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It probably damaged the clear coating on the wheels assuming it has that. You'll probably have to get a good polish to remove the hazing. I don't use wheel cleaners. I don't think they are necessary if you regularly clean them when you wash, and keep them protected with wax or sealant.
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Sorry to hear...

I keep polishing them and that helps..but that crap thrashed my wheels.
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they were not hot at all, this product apparently has affected lotd of Bonneville SE owners with the standard SE five spoke wheels. I am so upset right now, I cannot get the stain off
I would assume that the product clouded the clear coat on the 5 spoke wheels.

You tried rubbing compound and that did not help either. Rubbing compound is very abrasive and that might have scratched the clear coat.

Do you have a milder polish to use? Also you might want to try the milder polish with a Mothers Powerball for the tough to reach spots on the wheels.

Don't be upset this is just a mistake and we should be able to help you fix them right up.

Also excellent advice from Grimm two posts up.
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ok, today I went out and bought a bottle of meguire'* #5 Glaze, and rubbed the crap out of the wheels TWICE. Right now, they are so shiney and beautiful, but I am SO afraid it won't last through a car washing. And ideas to seal this finish in?
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ok, today I went out and bought a bottle of meguire'* #5 Glaze, and rubbed the crap out of the wheels TWICE. Right now, they are so shiney and beautiful, but I am SO afraid it won't last through a car washing. And ideas to seal this finish in?
Wash them with your car wash and see what happens. If they stay bright and shiney then seal them with either Wheel Wax or a sealant.

If ther revert back to the cloudy state then apply the Megs again and we will continue to help out.

I bet you fixed the problem with the Meg'* #5.

Just do one wheel.
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have you contacted the company? call them and raise H E L L !!!!

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have you contacted the company? call them and raise H E L L !!!!
I agree. With any luck your next thread will be titled "Look at my new GXP'*!!!!". Purchased by TW of course.
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well, i wrote them an e-mail on their customer service site, i should call them tommorrow, what should I say?
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that they damaged your rims, worth hundreds of dollars, and you are looking for compensation. i'm not sure if you took pics before you "fixed" it, but I would threaten them by offering to send picture of the damage. I dont think you should mention the part about leaving it on for 30 seconds more than you were supposed to, that shouldnt matter.
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called them up today and filed a damage claim. Hopefully this goes somewhere
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