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Stained Wheels

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by HeadlampRevamp, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. Mar 4, 2010 at 3:24 PM
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    HeadlampRevamp

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    Just picked up a Tacoma today. Truck is awesome, however it seems as though the brake dust is like embedded into the wheel. It actually feels rough to the touch. Is there a way to get rid of this? It looks like I might just have to wait until it warms up, sand them down, and repaint them.
     
  2. Mar 4, 2010 at 3:40 PM
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    topgun155

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    If you leave brake dust on, it etches itself into the wheel. I have heard to try clay bar, but I don't know if it works. I would personally sugest brake cleaner.
     
  3. Mar 4, 2010 at 4:23 PM
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    KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

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    I've had some luck with goo gone to get seemingly un-removable brake dust off. Give that a try.
     
  4. Mar 4, 2010 at 6:26 PM
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    wallytaco

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    I've had some luck in the past with the Mr Clean Magic Eraser. I usually hit the wheels on my BMW with them every spring and it pulls that stubborn brown stain right off.
     
  5. Mar 4, 2010 at 6:33 PM
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    tacomakid96

    tacomakid96 Can you skin Grizz, pilgram?

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    Ya mr clean or acid if you have aluminum wheels that stuff works awesome but burns your lungs if you breath it.
     
  6. Mar 4, 2010 at 7:15 PM
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    ETaco23

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  8. Mar 4, 2010 at 7:38 PM
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    tacomakid96 Can you skin Grizz, pilgram?

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    hahaha no that crap works my dads got american racing aluminum wheels they were rusted and the same gritty caliper dust on them sprayed them down with this acid aluminum brightner wheels came out perfect they were shining like they were brand new you just cant get it on your hands or it burns:bananadead: and you just spray it off with a hose
     
  9. Mar 4, 2010 at 7:45 PM
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    HeadlampRevamp

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    The wheels are the stock TRD wheels. Would the acid work on those?
     
  10. Mar 4, 2010 at 7:48 PM
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    I'd say give the Magic Eraser a try before the acid. There's no end to what those things will clean and if it doesn't work you're only out $2 and 10 minutes but you still have something to clean your shower with :D
     
  11. Mar 4, 2010 at 7:50 PM
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    tacomakid96 Can you skin Grizz, pilgram?

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    I am pretty sure they are alloy. Which should be safe to spray down, I just read the bottle and it said do not apply to highly polished, chrome, painted, or clear coated wheels. And I am pritty sure stock TRD wheels are not any of these.
     
  12. Mar 4, 2010 at 7:56 PM
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    it will work or F{}<% them up
     
  13. Mar 4, 2010 at 8:07 PM
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    tacomakid96 Can you skin Grizz, pilgram?

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    ^^ hahaha Im pretty sure it will work just try it on a little part of one wheel if its anything like what I did its like magic! seriously
     
  14. Mar 4, 2010 at 8:08 PM
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    Do not use acid on stock wheels they will turn white!!!! Acid is made for crome......
     
  15. Mar 4, 2010 at 8:18 PM
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    tacomakid96 Can you skin Grizz, pilgram?

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    Hahahaha Go home and put acid on chrome and see what happens bro it screws it up!!:rofl::rofl:
     
  16. Mar 6, 2010 at 9:58 PM
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    whoops on the crome !!!!!! take that back !!!!! sorry , but acid i would not use .... thanks bro ......
     
  17. Mar 7, 2010 at 1:37 PM
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    tacomakid96 Can you skin Grizz, pilgram?

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    lol I figured you dint mean to put that :D
     
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    Can I use the Magic eraser on polished aluminum wheels? Can't seem to find anything to clean these things up.
     
  19. Mar 31, 2010 at 8:55 AM
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    tacomakid96 Can you skin Grizz, pilgram?

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    brake cleaner should do the job...
     
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