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Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chandler, Arizona
I haven't done it on the Vulcan, but I had an old Suzuki with similar wheels. The clearcoat had turned yellow (actually brown) and no amount of cleaning would make them look good. I finally took some aircraft remover and stripped off all the clear coat, then polished the aluminum with Simichrome polish. If it is badly corroded, use a scotchbrite pad or SOS pad to remove the corrosion before polishing. Yes, it will leave tiny scratches, but it looks a whole lot better than badly damaged clearcoat. If my bike had less miles, I would go the ultimate route and have the wheels powder coated.
I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.
1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
2004 Honda Rebel 250
1979 Vespa P200E
2002 Vulcan 750 parts bike
1994 Yamaha XT225 parts bike