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Old 09-07-2007
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Stupid mistake on wheels

Well i was washing my g/f car spraying her wheels with that wheel cleaner and decided to spray my MT classic two wheels with it. Let it set a minute and the sprayed it off now i have a nice white glaze that will not come off. I tried some mother polish but it did not work....what can i do to get it off???
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Steel wool and lots of mothers.
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Steel wool and lots of mothers.
that wont scratch them, seems like it would metal on metal
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000 steel wool... yes in a sense you are scratching it...it will never be that chrome look again, unless you get actual buffers and alum buffing compound and go to work
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They make a steel wool that is very fine, almost like getting yourself a fine grit sand paper. I have yet to use it, however a few other members here have, and its turned out pretty good. You should be able to find it at an auto parts store.
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you sayin the same steel wool you use to wash dishes with?
the only thing that is true crome is the center cap i thought the wheels were just polished
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yea, the wheels arent polished, let me know what works,i tried tough stuff just for ****s and giggles(on one wheel)... didnt do anything, it just smeared the dirt haha..

and i have this nasty finish on my MTs now.. let me know what works would ya?
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use a paste called auotsol. it should be at napa or even a place that sells silverware. ya forks and knives. it will take the acid burn off the wheels.
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yea, the wheels arent polished, let me know what works,i tried tough stuff just for ****s and giggles(on one wheel)... didnt do anything, it just smeared the dirt haha..

and i have this nasty finish on my MTs now.. let me know what works would ya?
Ill give it a test drive if its not raining all weekend
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Thats why i always to soap and water..

no need for that lame stuff
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i did that before i ever mounted the wheels. sprayed bleach white on the tires to get rid of the blue, stained the, up instantly...
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Thats so ironic..i just got in from polishing mickey T classic IIs for an hour and a half...haha but ya i would say steel wool and mother's billet polish.
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So, since I am looking for new wheels, do they make nice after market wheels with clear coat? It seems a little odd to me that you guys would buy these wheels knowing full well they aren't coated.....
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Icon11 Wheels

I bought my mt classic 2's about a month ago. Before I got in my truck the owner stopped me and told me two things.

1 check the lug nuts periodically for about 2 weeks

2. Don't put anything on the wheel besides car wash soap.

Hope you get it fixed. By the way, I thought mine were clearcoated anyway??????
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you sayin the same steel wool you use to wash dishes with?
the only thing that is true crome is the center cap i thought the wheels were just polished
Yes go to the hardware store and you'll find the steel wool in the sandpaper or stain section. The more zeros the finer it is start at a 2o or 3o and polish and work your way down. I had the same problem on my raptor exhaust that i polished myself.
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use a paste called auotsol. it should be at napa or even a place that sells silverware. ya forks and knives. it will take the acid burn off the wheels.
That "Autosol" is good stuff. Will shine just about anything metal, removes oxydization and various other stains in or on metal.

Used it to shine all the chrome/shiny bits on a 1981 motorbike once, brought it out nicely even the glazed over dull looking tailpipes came out nice. Good luck!
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There are some businesses that will polish your wheel better than you ever could for $25-$60 per wheel. They will make it look like you just got them outta the box.
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forget that wool, go to autozone get 1500 and 2000 wet/dry sandpaper and WET sand the rims starting with 1500, then polish, and they will be fine
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I can verify that steel wool works. I've done it on 3 trucks with MT's so far. All from acid from the sprinklers (water is very hard). It works wonders. Use 000steel wool and mothers, then use a powerball.
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I use Eagle One Never Dull on my Mickey T's and it works great. After I wipe off the top layer (it will still have that greasy look) I use some spray wax to remove the rest. Looks good as new.

But I've never washed them with anything but soap and water. I'm gonna have to try the 000 steel wool thing though.
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forget that wool, go to autozone get 1500 and 2000 wet/dry sandpaper and WET sand the rims starting with 1500, then polish, and they will be fine

that is a good idea
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yep did the job on my rims, although i had to start with a 400 to get real heavy junk off. but after i was done they look brand new
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