I have a set of aluminum wheels (A-6 alloy) that I've spent hours polishing the scratches & gouges out of. Friend A says: I should put a couple coats of clear coat laquer on them. Friend B says: the clear coat will get pitted & sandblasted from the road sand that they use on the ice here in the wintertime, & I will be having to sand all the clearcoat off every year & recoating them due to the sandblasting effect. He says just to wax them 2 or 3 times a year, which is a lot less work than sanding them down & re-spraying them. What do you guys think? Have any of you who have beach/river sand on your roads in the winter, instead of salt, had your clear coat pitted on your wheels from the sandblasting effect?