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Cleaning Aluminum Wheels?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Stubbs95tacoma, May 15, 2011.

  1. May 15, 2011 at 6:24 PM
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    Stubbs95tacoma

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    So I have series 186 eagle alloy wheels. Over the winter i seem to have gotten a layer of oxidation over the finish and the regular wheel cleaners wont take if off! What do i do?
     
  2. May 15, 2011 at 6:31 PM
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    If there is not a clear coat on the wheels and just polished aluminum, use Mothers aluminum and mag polish.
     
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  4. May 15, 2011 at 6:37 PM
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    You can clean them with an aluminum wheel cleaner (I think Eagle One makes one), then polish with an aluminum polish like mentioned above. I've used Brasso, chrome polish, and Eagle One wadding polish. I can't really say which polish is better. At least on my wheels (Eagle Alloy Series 146) it doesn't seem to make much difference which polish I use.
     
  5. May 15, 2011 at 6:39 PM
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    Thanks man ill look into that tomorrow!
     
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