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Rims

Postby sylissimo » Wed Jan 27, 2010 8:48 am

Any advice on best way to clean rims. Rust and other oil junk.
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Re: Rims

Postby madmaverick » Wed Jan 27, 2010 1:43 pm

Pics would prolly help.

If its not too bad, you can use a wire brush (hand or drill powered). For stubborn rust (or a large area) you can use electrolysis. This takes a bit longer but gets every spot of rust and is pretty damn cool.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5I5WBG5HPw
(make sure you get the polarity correct or it wont work)
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Re: Rims

Postby M20_fever » Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:05 pm

greatly depends on the finish of the wheels, you don't want to take a wire brush to chrome and electrolysis won't work on a coated surface like paint or powder coating. Pics are needed.
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Re: Rims

Postby madmaverick » Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:16 pm

M20_fever wrote:electrolysis won't work on a coated surface like paint or powder coating. Pics are needed.


Well...if there is rust, then the coating has been compromised. Unless you paint over it. Either way, let see some pics.
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Re: Rims

Postby sylissimo » Fri Jan 29, 2010 12:14 am

The rims

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Re: Rims

Postby madmaverick » Fri Jan 29, 2010 1:06 am

Hit them with some Simple Green, scrub with a stiff brush (not stiff enough to scratch the coating though) and power wash with warm water. I don't see any rust (maybe cause its aluminum), but if you find some white oxidation, just hit it with a steel bristled brush or green scruff pad +water, it should really only be along the bead of the tire (the inside).

They look like they should clean up just fine without repainting.
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Re: Rims

Postby ten2doyle102 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 3:40 pm

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

So..... how you doing?
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Re: Rims

Postby AGriego » Tue Sep 14, 2010 3:41 am

I use a degreaser. Actually a cleaner some door to door salesman that got my dad into buying his shit, but it works wonders. Hy-Pro Spray Clean. And a microfiber towel. And just take my time. they look pretty darn new. I'll get them dirty and take some before and after pics for you.
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Re: Rims

Postby Court M3 » Sun Dec 05, 2010 3:19 am

Autoglym makesthe best wheel cleaner hands down!
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Re: Rims

Postby M20_fever » Sun Dec 05, 2010 3:31 am

never heard of that, where do you get it?
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Re: Rims

Postby Court M3 » Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:50 am

Detailer's Domain, Autogeek.net
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Re: Rims

Postby M20_fever » Tue Dec 07, 2010 3:01 am

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