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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-21-2012, 03:45 AM Thread Starter
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Ugly Wheels

My wheels have some spots on them and i was wondering of there was any way of removing them or if theres anything to do just to make the wheels look better. I didnt buy them, they came on the truck so not sure what theyre made of. Pretty sure theyre not stock though. Any help would be appreciated. Here they are:



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They are american racing outlaw IIs...have em on my truck...they are aluminum so id try some aluminum polish...also some people strip the clear coat off and then apply a new coat

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Re: Ugly Wheels

I used the Mother's brand ball and compound on my rims. It takes a bit of time but they cleaned up pretty well.

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Re: Ugly Wheels

acid wash them....its the only way to go.

Then polish them up real nice after it

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Re: Ugly Wheels

Thanks, took someone long enough to post id forgot i made this thread lol. I guess ill try the polish then the acid if poloshing doesnt cut it. What kind of acid though, like what you put in batteries, i have some of that in the barn i could use.

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take them too a simi wash and tell them to acid bath them
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The best advice I can give is to go to NAPA and get a couple of cans of their gasket remover spray. Spray that on them and let them sit for a few minutes, you will see the clear coat start to release and you can just wipe / spray it off. Once the clear coat is gone you can polish them as you would any aluminum. I did this on an old Madura motorcycle I turned into a rat bike. The aluminum looked to be in REALLY bad shape but it was all in the clear coat.



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Well ill definitely try that cause the closest semi wash i found was bout an hour and a half away. Ill get some today, if it works ill post up a pic or two.

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There is acid designed for cleaning aluminum.... I wouldnt use battery acid

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Re: Ugly Wheels

Try using "proform" its pretty heavy duty stuff, I use it to clean under the hood/oil/grease/whites of tires. Spray it on then let it set for 20 sec and scrub it, works wonders for me.

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