Hey Xhoppers...I'm not trying to be an A** here. what happened in the other thread is over...at least in my mind, but from what I've read and seen in person, our 1300 wheels aren't clear coated. It might be different for other models, but not the 1300C. If anyone has clear coated rims...please speak up. If they were, people wouldn't be have a tough time cleaning them, but clearcoat tends to turn yellow after time. So what's better? I don't know.
From what I've seen in person...The rims I bought used weren't clear coated. One was off an '05, the other an '04. When I cleaned them with Nevr-Dull and the Mothers Powerball and polish, the "juice" turned black which is common with removal of oxidation and/or tarnish.
What I've heard....Oxidation, marks from road salt, water markes, stains from brake dust. All of which tells me they're not clear coated.