Many people fail to realize that their stock wheels are not truly metal, but instead they are clear coated. If you are experiencing a cloudy face, dont use a metal polish, you are only going to eat at the finish that much quicker. Instead get a nice paint polish like scratch x and polish the face. If you have a buffer, buff with your buffing compound ( I use meguiars #83 and 80.) Follow it up with a nice pure wax like a carnuba or synthetic.
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the wheel reflected too much light when finished, so it had to be a non flashed image.