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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.
 

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Who even spoke anything regarding polish and wax....
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.
 

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I know guys who were painting water towers with waterborne paint well over a decade ago. Fussy to apply, but stayed on the structures longer. I'm sure waterborne tech has only improved since then.

Water or solvent based, cheap is still cheap.
 
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