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I let my girl wash my truck. Gave her specific intructions to leave the wheels alone well she "SPRAYED' her wheel cleaner on them. I just picked up some Wolfgang MetallWerk it was like $80. I was using Hot Rims but even that got me no place i then used mothers mag polish and got someplace. Now I don't have my drill so life sucks. I contacted the wheel expert on here and he said I have to take them off and polish them. This is how far I've gotten in 4 hours on 1 yes ONE wheel.

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Yep, acidic wheel cleaners will ruin polished aluminum wheels. I assume it wasn't on the wheel long because normally they are etched.
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Sonax did that?! It's very safe to use and regarded as one of the safest wheels cleaners. Very weird! Maybe the wheels were hot?
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Have you tried 0000 steel wool?
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ahh man they are ruined! you should just send them to me now. k thanks.
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LOL ! LOL ! LOL!
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Murder it!
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After 6 hours of continuous polishing. 24 Micro Fibers, I killed one corded drill and went through 4 batteries on the Dewalt i have gotten them to look brand spanking new.
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Well since they're ruined ill give you a deal... hows $20 a rim sound?
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Shoulda saved you all that money and bought Busch Super Shine Aluminum Polish. Its like $15 shipped

http://www.buschshineproducts.com/in...&products_id=3

thats what I used to make mine go from this:





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Never noticed that pretty cool lookin' centercap on those wheels Scott.
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Shoulda saved you all that money and bought Busch Super Shine Aluminum Polish. Its like $15 shipped

http://www.buschshineproducts.com/in...&products_id=3

thats what I used to make mine go from this:





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Holy hell, I think imma get some of that stuff and try it on my wheels.
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^ Cleanest wheel ever.
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That looks cleaner than my wheels were out of the box. lol
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Never noticed that pretty cool lookin' centercap on those wheels Scott.
thats the pacer centercap. one reasound why i like the pacer wheels. it doesnt rust as it is plastic with chrome dip
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I let my girl wash my truck.
what have we learned from this? lol
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what have we learned from this? lol
don't let female touch truck.
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My mom put that wheel cleaner on her new Caddy wheels. Wrong move! I hate that stuff.
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My mom put that wheel cleaner on her new Caddy wheels. Wrong move! I hate that stuff.
its good on factory coated wheels. Other than that polished Aluminum bad idea.

It's cool how it changes colors
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There's always the old steel wool. THey looked like a wheel that ran through a WI winter before.

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Looks like some good stuff Scott. That what my wheels look like right now. Maybe I need to get some of that stuff.
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don't let female touch truck.
Haha, you made me laugh
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I want to get some rims like that also and polish them up with clay bars but I was wondering if there is a protective coating that could be applied like wax or something.
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