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Best way to get OEM wheels clean???

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Sixgun, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. Aug 18, 2011 at 7:47 AM
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    Sixgun

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    I can scrub these wheels and the black spots remain. I took some steel wool to them eariler and didn't phase these grease spots. Aside from sand paper or paint, any ideas??

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  2. Aug 18, 2011 at 7:51 AM
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    Try a wheel cleaner. Meguiars is a good one. But in some cases, the brake dust can actually damage the surface of the wheel and cause etching. In that case, your best bet is to just use some rim paint and cover them up so they're unnoticeable.
     
  3. Aug 18, 2011 at 7:53 AM
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    If you took steel wool to them whatever protective coating the wheels had is shot. You basically scratched the hell out of the surface and gave the grease and brake dust a place to seat into. To make them look shiney and new, you're most likely going to have to have them prepped and clear coated.
     
  4. Aug 18, 2011 at 12:47 PM
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    We are talking 00 to 000 steel wool. Fine to say the least. Pictured wheel has not had steel wool or cleaned. Trying to find an alternative because It seems nothing will take this stuff off.
     
  5. Aug 18, 2011 at 12:55 PM
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    Most professional level wheel cleaners will remove that. It will take some scrubbing and if the cleaner is left on too long it will take the clear coat off the wheel. Sonax, P21S, and Meguiars all have a professional level cleaner.
     
  6. Aug 19, 2011 at 4:57 PM
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    Dollar general $2 Oven cleaner ftw.

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