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Old 05-03-2008, 07:24 PM   #1
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Okay they look like this after I decided to spray some wheel cleaner on my hot rims. Can you give me suggestions to get it off please? I tried CRL and elbow grease didn't work. Its sad
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I would suggest claybar
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They are etched and need polished. I would try a mothers powerball on a drill with some compound/polish. I did that to some rims one time and buffed them back out just like you would your paint. Yours are too deep for that though which is why I suggest the powerball.
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They are etched and need polished. I would try a mothers powerball on a drill with some compound/polish. I did that to some rims one time and buffed them back out just like you would your paint. Yours are too deep for that though which is why I suggest the powerball.
Really a power ball will help it? What kind of compound
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try some chrome polish
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http://www.hawg-wash.com/nevdulmetpol.html

I've used this for 5 years and it is amazing, I bet it would work for sure.

Works great on chrome and all metal finishes.
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I've been happy with Noxon 7....

http://www.usahardware.com/inet/shop...iser/00117.htm

I like it because it'* non-abrasive and uses ammonia to clean with...
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Guys, I don't think that is bare aluminum. An aluminum polish would be way too aggressive if the wheels are cleared like I think they are. Try any old rubbing compound on the powerball and see what happens. If the pad turns black, they are bare aluminum. If not, the rubbing compound should take that etching right out.
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The stuff I recomended I use on both the sets of chrome rims I own. Works perfect.

Vince I'll send you a piece of it if you want.
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I would suggest claybar
Wrong type of product. Claybar'n gets thrown around here way to much to clean up random spots and such.

Definitely looks etched, what wheel cleaner did you use?
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