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Overland Wheels Cloudy?

I noticed when I first bought my MY15 Overland the 20" wheels seemed to have this cloudiness in them, underneath the clearcoat. I tried to polish it out but it is very noticeable in direct sunlight.

The dealer says there is no issue, but to me it looks like junk. I know it may seem like a reflection but it isn't.

Does yours look like these?





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Old 12-13-2014, 08:50 AM
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Re: Overland Wheels Cloudy?

Are these pictures taken before or after you attempted to polish them? It's kind of hard to determine what this is as there appears to be hard water spotting on your wheels from washing.

If you believe that whatever this is is under the clearcoat then no amount of polishing will remove this without stripping the clearcoat finish off.

These OEM wheels are not not fully polished... they look more like they're brushed so you will see some imperfections, swirls, etc. in the surface.
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Re: Overland Wheels Cloudy?

Thanks for the reply.

No there are not any hard water spots on them. I think the fact they are brushed aluminum with a clear over them is exactly what the problem is. I really want to like this Jeep but I had higher expectations for it than I am experiencing.

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Re: Overland Wheels Cloudy?

My new 14 GC looks the same. Crappy for sure!


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Re: Overland Wheels Cloudy?

They're not cloudy at all.
The finish on the rims is a machined finish, usually using a CNC machine.
All outer facings are machined and the inners are painted, then a clear coat is applied over the top of the entire rim.

That's how they are supposed to look.
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Re: Overland Wheels Cloudy?

I guess I have to ask, were you expecting a chrome-like, mirror finish?

Because yes, this is a machined finish and not intended to be like a mirror.
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Re: Overland Wheels Cloudy?

I personally love the look! This was one of the reasons I liked the Overland overthe Summit. Those rims are too blingy for me and don't represent the true 'Jeep' image!
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Re: Overland Wheels Cloudy?

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I personally love the look! This was one of the reasons I liked the Overland overthe Summit. Those rims are too blingy for me and don't represent the true 'Jeep' image!
One of the same reasons I too chose the Overland over the Summit. So let's be clear on what my complaint is.

There are portions of cloudiness when the sun hits these rims on the spoke portion. You can see it in my pictures and it's not a refelction of the pavement.

I like the look of machined with painted pockets, but this cloudiness, swirls, whatever to me looks tacky. I have had machined faced wheels in other vehicles that didn't look like this.
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One of the same reasons I too chose the Overland over the Summit. So let's be clear on what my complaint is.

There are portions of cloudiness when the sun hits these rims on the spoke portion. You can see it in my pictures and it's not a refelction of the pavement.

I like the look of machined with painted pockets, but this cloudiness, swirls, whatever to me looks tacky. I have had machined faced wheels in other vehicles that didn't look like this.

I gotcha! Mine have a bit of that but not too bad! I still like the look over the polished chrome. I believe they will be fairly easy to keep cleaner!
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Re: Overland Wheels Cloudy?

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I personally love the look! This was one of the reasons I liked the Overland overthe Summit. Those rims are too blingy for me and don't represent the true 'Jeep' image!
I like the blingy look. The more shine on the body and wheels the better I like it... sorry I'm not a black out guy... I'm using my OEM grey painted wheels in the winter and blinging it up with chrome in the summer. I do not like black wheels. All my early days when I first got my drivers licence "1966" I ran black steel wheels with baby moons because I couldn't afford chrome. Now I can and I'm going to...
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