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Remedies to remove Salt Grime

Are there any products that remove salt/calcium/lime lookin buildup off of your wheels?
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Are your wheels cleared? Polished? Steel? Etc...
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Elbow grease...

Maybe try wheel cleaner?
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Are your wheels cleared? Polished? Steel? Etc...
The Black DC-1's, I had waxed them prior winter then during winter, but once it got to be -20 outside I didn't wash them for a few months then blam! Instant crappy looking outer rims.


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Elbow grease...

Maybe try wheel cleaner?
Yesterday from 4-7 trying three different products:
Meguairs Hot Wheels Cleaner
Eagle One A2Z Wheel Cleaner
Turtle Wax F21 Wheel Cleaner

Tried all three had no positive results.
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sounds like its time for some polish, maybe a powerball, unless those wheels have a clear coat on them. for future referance, a heavy coat of WD-40 will protect those wheels in the winter
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sounds like its time for some polish, maybe a powerball, unless those wheels have a clear coat on them. for future referance, a heavy coat of WD-40 will protect those wheels in the winter
I have turtle wax's chrome polish and rust remover. That didn't work either. As far as a powerball goes I dont have any power tools at the apt so I really can't untill I go back to the house.

Thanks for the tip too
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well i think you just need to send me your wheels there fed for the rest of there life and i will send you mine.


lol j.p


sounds like you just need to keep working at them and wait till you get home and try a power ball
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Those wheels are clear coated IIRC...do not use harsh polishes.

It sounds like the salt got to your clear coat to me.
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anywhere i could take them or how to restore the surface?
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You could probably take it to a powder coaters and get them to re-coat with a clear powder coat. Only problem its, if they are going to take the clear coat off, you will probably need to repaint everything.
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Just take them to a painter for a reclear...shouldn't cost much.

Got any pics? Can you feel any pitting?
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no i dont have pics since I dont have a camera. I'll get some at work tommorrow though.
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Yea...pics would help. Can you feel if the clear coat has failed?
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I would go outside but its been raining all day, I dont think it has though, you can scrape it off with your fingers. there are some random spots it has where there isnt any corrosion though
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After it stopped raining I went out and yes it does feel like the clear coat failed
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plastic hero ill trade ya your dicks for my teardrops off my explorer lol
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ur a funny guy
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Time for a reclear. Just call some paint guys and see what they think.
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As in a body shop paint guy? I didn't know they did that stuff there.
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As in a body shop paint guy? I didn't know they did that stuff there.
Yep...
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only thing you can do is wash them every time you drive on that shizzzt.. i know its bs but thats whats up.
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WD-40 and 00 or 000 steel wool. Cleans them right up and doesn't scratch them at all.
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