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Anyone experienced taking off paint when polishing wheels??? Weird situation today with rear rim. Washed the bike, went with Chemical Guys oil and wax remover over it to clean chain oil debris before putting it for winter sleep, after that cleaned with carpro eraser to remove any oils before polish..... started to polish with hand and sonax light polish and on pad there is blue residue.... wtf
 

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My '16 FZ 07 had the blurpke wheels with the matte finish. The paint bled constantly. Three years and 30,000 miles later the paint would still come off when I would wipe a spot with alcohol to install wheel weights. The gloss black paint on my '16 FZ 09 wheels were only slightly better.

Regardless, polish is an abrasive and is MEANT to remove material. Don't use polish if you don't want that. Just use wax if you're wanting to seal something.
It was just finishing polish, no strong abrasives, and with so light pressure on fine sponge, that wouldn't remove anything... but probably that kind of paint. And this paint isn't sealed with clear coat
 

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But i mean... paint that you can't polish.... what kind of paint is that. Especially on wheels as they are subject to much more dirt and grime than anything else.
 

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Thing is there is a difference between polish and wax!! Polish has abrasives and wax does not. Do a search for "car polish vs wax"
I'm well aware of polish and wax, wax is only sealent polish is abrasive, but under polishes you have just like in sand paper different hardness or how to put it. Polish I use is not compund for removing deep scratches, its more like finishing polish and its not that aggressive. On any paint lets say on a car, with this one and with hand you wouldn't take anything off. So i didn't polish in a way it should be, more like applying wax by hand. I just went around the rim to clean it a bit before waxing. It was a surprise to se how easily paint is going off.
With same polish i have to use polisher and do it pretty well to se anything on my car paint.
 
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