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Old 09-19-2014, 10:02 AM   #1
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I have a 2006 Impala SS and the rims are starting to oxidize from our winters. How can I save them? Thanks
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sand and reclear if its not too deep. and get steel wheels and winter tires to swap
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I had the same on my 2003 impala. Media blast the wheels. I bought a soda blaster from Harbor Freight Tools ,did it with the tires on. I just bought one of their tire changers will install /mount my new tires in the spring. In case you are wondering I have a tire balancer the static type.
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sand and reclear if its not too deep. and get steel wheels and winter tires to swap
This would be best and easiest way to save those wheels. Or anodize, powder coating it will surely be better and durable.
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