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what are you guys using to remove water spots on aluminum wheels?

'96 f-250, auto, shackle flip, solid axle, rsk, high/crossover steering, 3.73's, true trac's front and rear, trac bars, gt4202, 7.3 ic, idm mod, ccv mod, A1000, 4-line DIY Gen3, dual ipr's, casserly 350/200's, arp studs, 910's, pushrods, elec. fan, 2-stage nitrous, fluidampr.


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Re: water spot removal

I have had great luck with Mothers Billet Polish and a powerball mini.

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I just got done doing that to mine... looks great.... but I think I am going with Adams next!!
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Re: water spot removal

i use cheap vinegar for water spots on paint, i don't know about aluminum. navel jelly does work on bare aluminum.

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fine steel wool....works on glass, chrome, aluminum, etc
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Re: water spot removal

i tried never dull wadding polish then hit them with the powerball mini then buffed on them, didn't take the spots out.

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Re: water spot removal

are your wheels uncoated aluminum?

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Re: water spot removal

yes, they are bare. i think im going to break the tires off of them and have them profesionally polished then i can clear coat them.

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Re: water spot removal

that sounds like a good plan.

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yes, they are bare. i think im going to break the tires off of them and have them profesionally polished then i can clear coat them.
If you have a buffer and an old pad, you can sand the bare aluminum with 400 wet, then 600 wet, then 1000 wet, then 1500 wet, and polish, as long as the stains are not too deep. don't use a new wool pad, as polishing aluminum will destroy a wool pad immediately.

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ats comp housing,bdp 1.0 exhaust,afe pr7,4in turbo back magnaflow,hx cross,di regulated return,bbha,dp hi,40,80e,120r,6.oh no cooler autometer gauges, dual rail mount filters
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