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removing stain in aluminum?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Dunc03, Apr 19, 2003.

  1. Dunc03

    Dunc03 1/2 ton status

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    I left the dirt and grim on my rims too long it seems to have stained them. There polished aluminum, and I thought that stuff didn't stain, but I guess I was wrong. Anyways does anyone know of a metal polisher or cleaner that will get this stuff off. I found a product called Wenol that is supposed to be great. Has anyone tried this stuff, and is it any good for removing stains. If not is there anything out there that will get this stuff of my rims. Thanks for the help
     
  2. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Unless they were clear coated after being polished they are probably oxidized and stained (brake dust?)

    Around here it costs about $25 a rim to have em professionally polished, then I'd clear coat them.

    Rene
     
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    go to a truckstop and ask for metal polish.if you have a high speed buffer, you can get jewelers rouge in a stick,and buy the polishing pads and get professinal results.either way the truckstops are an easy place to find them.
     
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    I got all mine at ACE hardware. There's three different grades of coarseness and three different grades of wheel softness. There's also different rouges for different materials (ie aluminum, stainless, etc.) you'll need all three. This is the only way to get these looking good again, so get all three. Also, don't use too high rpm and clean the polishing wheel often with a metal straight edge. It's no fun and it takes forever. /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
     

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