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The fender plastics were removed before I started on the paint. I had intended to refinish them, but the first piece I did just looked "painted" and I wasn't satisfied. I opted to order a new set. On to the wheels. Three of the four looked pretty good so I just cleaned them thoroughly. Lots of Iron X, Iron X gel and elbow grease. I sealed them with DP wheel sealant. The fourth one was really rough so I decided to refinish it myself. Again, I wasn't thrilled with the results. She needs new tires anyway, so I'll be moving it to the spare. New center caps and Union Jack valve cover finished everything off.
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The fender plastics were removed before I started on the paint. I had intended to refinish them, but the first piece I did just looked "painted" and I wasn't satisfied. I opted to order a new set. On to the wheels. Three of the four looked pretty good so I just cleaned them thoroughly. Lots of Iron X, Iron X gel and elbow grease. I sealed them with DP wheel sealant. The fourth one was really rough so I decided to refinish it myself. Again, I wasn't thrilled with the results. She needs new tires anyway, so I'll be moving it to the spare. New center caps and Union Jack valve cover finished everything off.
I think the wheel paint turned out nice. But I know what you mean. When you paint you see your deficiencies as your eyes go to "that" spot.

What wheel paint did you use? The color seems dead on. I need to refinish my winter wheels.

Have you tried Sonax wheel cleaner? It seems to be doing the same thing but I found that to work pretty well.
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