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Removing Waterspots from ALuminum wheels

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 88Silverado, May 9, 2004.

  1. 88Silverado

    88Silverado 1/2 ton status

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    I have some hard water deposits on my ALcoa wheels I cant seem to remove.
    I have tried 3-4 different Al cleaners/polishes, even the Alcoa Gel Acid cleaner but cant seem to get them out.

    Any ideas??
     
  2. tykuhn

    tykuhn Newbie

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    using cut polish sould do the trick, turtle wax makes come /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
  3. mike reeh

    mike reeh 1/2 ton status

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    zephyr 45 will remove them. better wear your sunglasses though cuz its gonna be blindingly shiney.

    mike
     
  4. rjfguitar

    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I have a set of 15x12 alcoas in my garage(for sale) and they were dull and spotty. To actually get the spots fully out and get a chrome like finish it will take a big aggressive buffer. It's the only way to get them really shiny. The best polish on the market is "What a Shine" and it is available at most truck stops. It has a shiny label and comes in 2 forms, green polish for deep oxidation and pink for light oxidation. It is very expensive but worth it!
     

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