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Once you get the wheels all cleaned up and polished, you can keep them that way forever if you put some Everbright Protectaclear on them. It's about the same as clear coating the wheel, but is easier to use than paint, and won't chip or peel off like paint will, and it will seal the aluminum and prevent any pitting or corrosion. If you do this, you should never have to polish your wheels again.

It is also a whole lot cheaper than powder coating. $40 will get you enough of this stuff to do at least 10 GoldWing wheels, if not more. You also don't have to remove the wheel bearings to apply it.

http://www.everbritecoatings.com/wheels.html

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You can polish all ya want, or just do this...


If I have time to clean, I have time to ride....
 

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Found a guy to powder coat my rims for 35.00 each........now they clean with no effort at all........... Had the originals done in silver to look like factory, and had a spare rear done in gloss black.....not sure if I like it or not, but it is very easy to clean...

He has caught on now, and charges like 50.00 plus per wheel which is still a heck of a deal compared to most places.
I have been so tempted to do this. I think black or yellow on the yellow
bike would really look good. One thing does concern me... how easily do
they chip? I imagine tire tools could tear them up a bit.
 

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800 grit wet sandpaper

I usually don't clean my rims till about 20,000 miles so they get really bad and this method knocks it out in no time flat.

If you have extra time, go ahead and work to 1500 grit and then apply a sealer to it. Should last a good long time.
 
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