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Prob. just surface imperfections in the finish overspray, dust residue.
Some "cleaner/polish" have pretty strong solvents and abrasives blended in as well and on water borne finishes can be harsh on the surface layer the first couple times they are used.
They work really well at removing that overspray and the like.
 

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I brought it up but wasn't trying to bust your balls about it. Some people aren't aware, but you understand.

Either way, yeah, whoever is painting wheels for Yamaha needs to use better products. I agree that wheels live in a harsh environment and should be able to withstand scrubbing.
If they could, they would still use old school paints and powdercoats. Far cheaper, and dosent require near as expensive of equipment to apply it.
Unfortunately the EPA and other overseas gubbermint bureaus that regulate factory emissions dosent allow for it.
Instead of solvent based they use waterborne that is electrostatic bonded and baked or a plant ester based dry coat.
Lot better for the environment but way too thin and not very durable at all.
 
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