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Old 08-01-2013
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Rim cleaning help

I have a set of American racing ar23's for my ranger. When I got them the clearcoat was already peeling off. So I went ahead and stripped the rest of the clearcoat off. But once I did that, it left some dark areas on the rim. Just wondering if there's a way to clean this off.
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You could try a heavy duty aluminum cleaner but it all depends on what actually caused the stain and did it etch its way into the aluminum. Also, there is an aluminum cleaner/polish called Semi-Chrome, use is sparingly and with a power ball. Might take a few applications and no guarantee.

There is always power coating.
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Did you polish or rub to remove the clearcoat? Because you should not get any black residue if it is clear coated.
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