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Hey everyone, I did a search on here for this so if I missed it I apologize in advance. I honestly can't stand the matte black wheels on my GTS, they are an absolute pain to keep clean. I did some research on the internet and found some information that if I use a polish on them I can bring them to a very glossy shine. Does anyone have good paint experience to tell me if this is true. If it is true, what polish do you recommend I use and what process for applying it works best. Thanks in advance for the help.

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My concern with polishing the wheels would be that you are abrading the finish. I have no idea what the paint thickness is there, but I don't imagine it is very thick so you could run the risk of going too far.
Before trying to polish them i'd suggest checking it with a paint depth gauge.

Personally, i'd suggest powder coating them.
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By definition matte is dull, not shiny. without repainting how is that going to work?
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By definition matte is dull, not shiny. without repainting how is that going to work?
I think what the OP was thinking of was something like a clear coat or wax to make them shiny, but I doubt that would work. I would suggest that he consult a professional wheel service.
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My wheels definitely do not look dull.

Get a ceramic type wax on them + brake dust repellent + usual clean and they definitely pop in their own matte way lol.

Keep the tires nice and shiny as well, it definitely helps bring everything together.

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I have discovered that the only way to keep the GTS wheels clean is the hard way. I do a soak with a foam cannon, then hand wash using a long wheel brush (they are made from wool or something) to get the barrels clean. I also have a microfiber mitt that I use on the wheels. Then after all that and the Mac is dry and inside the garage, I'll do a finger wipe and discover they are still not clean So, now, I get out my bottle of Griot's Spray-On Car Wash and a microfiber towel and get meticulous. Then after one drive, that is all ruined with fresh brake dust

Maitre_Absolut, I assume the wheels have to be removed to apply this stuff at an authorized shop or is t a diy job?
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