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Factory 8-hole question

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Hey guys. I have a question. On the contrary to other W124.5s I've seen, versions such as the one in the first picture, their 8-hole factories seem to be alot more shinier than mine, as in they look like they have the sort of stainless steel shiny look and when I hand washed my car mine seemed to be a bit dull...up close the looked like they were pretty worn, that is they looked scratched, like somebody just took sand paper to them, though not as extreme...I tried my best to portray what I mean with my car vs the other example. How do I make my wheels that shiny? Do I have to buy new ones or do I have to get them fixed or something...

Your help = strongly appreciated. I'll try and get some better pictures regarding the condition of my wheels.

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Those are probably from a 1995 model, the only year in which 8 hole wheels were polished and clearcoated. Prior to that they had always been silver painted and clearcoated. The polished / clearcoated wheels often don't look very good - not really as durable as painted / clearcoated. You can of course strip off the clearcoat and either polish again or paint, and clearcoat again. Polished wheels without clearcoat don't seem to last long either - they dull rather quickly.
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