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Cant get rims clean

I have the American Racing Polished Aluminium Baja's and I tired to clean it with rim cleaner and, it put a film on it that wont come off, any ideas on how to get that film off and make them shine again?
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Mothers Mag and Aluminum polish.......apply it with 000 steel wool.....then wipe off with a clean/smooth cloth.......it works like a dream on polished wheels....
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Thanks cause my buddy gave me some kind of rim cleaner, it was almost like acid and it didnt help much at all
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what also works really good is easy-off
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Never thought oven cleaner could clean your rims..lol thats cool
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Mothers Mag and Aluminum polish.......apply it with 000 steel wool.....then wipe off with a clean/smooth cloth.......it works like a dream on polished wheels....
Is this true for the MT Classic IIs?
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try windex
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Is this true for the MT Classic IIs?

thats what he has so yes
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what is the exact name of the cleaner you used? some can f-up aluminum
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Yes, I'm with Bob -- READ THE LABEL. Some are ONLY for clearcoated wheels. They contain a caustic that's great for cleaning plastic, but actually corrodes aluminum. That's what it sounds like happened to yours.

You didn't use a scotchbrite pad did you? That'll scratch the heck out of them. I use a fine one to give my wheels a "brushed" look because I'm too lazy to keep them shiny...
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Im not sure exactly what is was. My friend is a detailer and he gave me some cleaner but he thought my rims were chrome so thats probably why it just like turned white on my rim. Do yall think i can still get my rims back to there original shine if they are corroded or whatever is wrong with them?
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try this
http://www.1010tires.com/accessories.asp?pid=B44008

with this and a drill...
http://www.eastwoodco.com/shopping/p...ProductID=1017

then wipe it off with a clean cloth...
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try this
http://www.1010tires.com/accessories.asp?pid=B44008

with this and a drill...
http://www.eastwoodco.com/shopping/p...ProductID=1017

then wipe it off with a clean cloth...
That is the best stuff ever made.
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