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Salt and dirt baked on a wheel

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by tecton, Dec 27, 2003.

  1. tecton

    tecton 1/2 ton status

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    i cannot get this crap off of there.
    I have tried wheel polish, that usually does it, and short of scrubbing it for 24 hours i dont think it will.

    Any ideas to get this stuff off of there?
     
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    Confedneck 3/4 ton status

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    what kinda wheels? chrome steel? use SOS.. otherwise im no help..
     
  3. tecton

    tecton 1/2 ton status

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    oh aluminum
     
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    Confedneck 3/4 ton status

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    polished or clear coated?
     
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    clear, which i guess thats ruined now, lol
     
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    you could always strip them down and have them polished..
     
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    or i could use cleanerX to get that stuff off of there

    oven cleaner?
     
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    ive had great luck on cleaning non clearcoated wheels with the eagle cast aluminum wheel cleaner, and some cheapy green wheel cleaner from the grocery store.. oven cleaner will take the clearcoat RIGHT off..
     
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    well
    ive pulled into a parking lot and tossed some snow on my wheels and it steams off

    i figure the clear coat is gone anyway

    they still look nice/shiney with some polish but i just cant get that crap off of there

    i was using mothers polish and it wouldnt budge
     
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    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    wet sand and polish /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    i had to do my Weld Draglites on my Chevelle after it lost it's garage for a year. they got hammered sitting outside in the yard.
     
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    Go to your local truck wash. I know a few people that do that when they can't get the crap off thier wheels.
     
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    wenol is the heat and not very expensive. if you get a buffing wheel that attaches to your drill, you will be able to get them cleaned up...
    wenol usa
     
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    wenol pales in comparison to zephyr-45.. that stuff is THE BOMB

    mike
     

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