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Old 06-16-2004, 07:06 AM   #11
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Try "Never Dull" it'* what I use on my chrome/metal exhaust... and my father uses it all over on his motorcycle.... works magic.
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NeverDull (the big wad of cotton in the can, right?) might eat the protective coating/clear coat off of non-chromed wheels. We used this stuff in the army to remove the clearcoat and polish all that stining brass on our dress uniforms. I would not recommend it on non-chrome wheels.
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Bleech White, hot water and an *.O.* pad and your good to go
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Just thought of something, These rims are from PA, where I assume they use salt on the roads. The black stuff is only where the clearcoat is gone... Does aluminum rust? Would aluminum rust happen to be black?
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Just thought of something, These rims are from PA, where I assume they use salt on the roads. The black stuff is only where the clearcoat is gone... Does aluminum rust? Would aluminum rust happen to be black?
In a manner of speaking, yes. Some corrosion is dark like that...
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The areas I've scrubbed enough to look concours good have no pitting or anything of that sort, So am I to assume that this isn't rust?
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The areas I've scrubbed enough to look concours good have no pitting or anything of that sort, So am I to assume that this isn't rust?
Aluminum doesn't rust.
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Oh. Cool.
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However, it does corrode, which may not leave pits.
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However, it does corrode, which may not leave pits.

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