Originally Posted by zeenon53
Those aren't rock nicks, that's the cheap clear coat showing age. I had that same problem with a set of axis wheels I had a few years ago. I taped off the entire face of the wheel and used the aircraft remover, sanding with take much longer. The clear coat will instantly flake off with the aircraft remover. After you remove the clear you will have to polish the wheels at least once a month or the raw metal will start pitting very fast. I recommend stripping it off and re clearing the wheels. It will be mush easier to maintain.
... instead of stripping the polish that is already on it off, can you just try to "polish" the effected areas and then get a clear coat pen or something to cover them up?