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Are the original wheels of the 2014 2.5 SL coated or painted or are they bare alluminum?
 

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Are the original wheels of the 2014 2.5 SL coated or painted or are they bare alluminum?
Nissan alloy wheels are all powder coated or clear coated, I don't know of any bare aluminum on any model. The ones on our '13 SL are silver powder coat.
 

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Nissan alloy wheels are all powder coated or clear coated, I don't know of any bare aluminum on any model. The ones on our '13 SL are silver powder coat.
How would I be able to tell if they are powder coated or clear coated? Depending what they are would be the difference in which wheel cleaner I use.
 

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Clear coat is generally only used for brushed aluminum, it will look like metal and not paint. Generally it's the same, strong 2K used on the rest of the car. Powder coat looks like paint because it is, but it's also epoxy and electrostatically-bonded, so it's very strong.
 
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