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Old 05-03-2008, 04:41 PM   #31
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Flitz won't touch the black spots. I agree, you will need to get your self a set of buffing wheels and compounds to cut through that. Be careful, things can go south in a hurry if you don't watch it. You might want to find some body who's done it before.

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Old 05-03-2008, 04:44 PM   #32
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I've used a polisher like that before..

I did my valve cover on my old car






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Old 05-03-2008, 05:04 PM   #33
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I have one of those polishing wheels or whatever its called. So that will get rid of the black spots? The rim isnt physically damaged like as far as scratches go or something.. Its just those black spots that dont want to come off.
Those black spots are actually pitted into the wheel. Thats why a power ball or a flitz won't get it done.
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Old 05-04-2008, 11:09 AM   #34
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Go to Wal-Mart and in the household cleaner aisle there is a product called MAAS. It is in a grey box and I believe it is a 2 oz tube. It is an all metal cleaner. Look them up online. It is the best product I have ever used and it leaves like a wax on the surface after you use it. Water repels for a while. I hosed my brake dust off and didn't have to polish them again for weeks. Those black spots come right off as if they were just regular dirt. I work at Advance Auto Parts and I turn people away from mothers when they are cleaning wheels like you are doing. MAAS IS THE BEST STUFF OUT THERE. You might also consider using a plastic style scrubbie pad like on the back of a dish sponge if the black spots are stubborn. This will most definitely take them off without damaging the surface or shine. I let my wheels go all winter and I went to a customs shop and they told me my wheels were done for, there was no bringing them back. HAH showed them!!
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Thats it right?
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i had spots like that in mine, and i sprayed it with some engine cleaner i had lying around (basicly kerosene) and then rubbed them off with a rag, I got most of them, then used mothers to shine my wheels, they came out really well for only 15 minutes a wheel and im sure if i took the wheels off, or had a powerball, or spent a little more time it would look AMAZING
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Outlaw rims are pain in the a55 to clean especially if they are 10" wide. There is no space to fit anything in the corners by the round bolt looking thingies. My original wrench wont work either since its not long enough. Gotta use extensions and crap like that.
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Thats it right?
Same stuff, but this is what my box looked like from wally world.

http://www.worleyswonderjewelryclean...SCreamButn.jpg
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Well I finally broke down and did my rims. Mothers polish and a Power Ball. This stuff works really well.
Before

After

The rims all look good.

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well i polished 1 rim. it looks nice however it was tough.. polishing a rim with tons of tiny tiny corners is not fun. Currently my fronts are polished but the rears are crappy.. The corners by the round bolt looking things are tough. I had to use my dremmel to get in there.

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Clean rims and dirty flares!
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Clean rims and dirty flares!
Around here when you collect mud, you keep it. It's like a non existent resource.

If you want i can send u some rust though.. we have tons of that here.
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Around here when you collect mud, you keep it. It's like a non existent resource.

If you want i can send u some rust though.. we have tons of that here.
I think I'll PASS!

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