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Had a bit of a scary afternoon, yesterday. Wiped the wheels over with some water-based panel wipe, prior to putting on some nice wax. Never had a problem with this stuff before.

The wheels went mostly white!!  Had to spend about 45 minutes per wheel with cutting polishes to get this stuff off - not nice in the heat! Still a few spots (looks like water-marks) remaining now.

I suspect the lacquer may be on the way out; the wheels have been looking far from shiny in the wet recently and this is most odd.

Just a warning to others: looks like the lacquer's pretty damned soft on the wheels (or is certainly so after 8 years).

 

Would have taken pictures, but really didn't want to stop the recovery process.

Will probably get the wheels refurbished soon.

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As your wheels are Black they aren't the original finish, so you can't guarantee how well they were refurbished before and what process was used and how they compare to others. Always best to do a test area first on any product used. 

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Lol - I love the "complaint" - looks like the lacquer is soft, then the qualifier, after 8 years.....  Made me laugh anyway...

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I wasn't complaining, I was trying to warn others.

Thanks for the useful comment, Jaws; I did not know these had been done after-market; I would have been far more careful, otherwise.

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