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Old 09-19-2015, 03:41 PM
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Anyone have advice on a good wheel cleaner and/or polisher?

I have stock wheels (below) with these tarnish spots that I can't get rid of.

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Old 09-19-2015, 03:53 PM   #3
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Those tarnish spots are salt spots that are in the clear coat finish on the wheel.

About the only way to get rid of those would be to use a chemical stripper and strip the clear coat off and reapply. Most people just think it is time to get new wheels once they get that far.
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Thanks for the info. I'll take care of it next time I change out my tires...which'll be awhile, but no biggie. The spots don't bother me too much.
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Try Mother's wheel and mag polish on a spot and see if that works. Test first in case it removes the clear coat completely. That stuff is amazing.
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Thanks. I'll try it out.

I balk at getting new wheels because I am trying to keep a fairly stock YJ.

I found these on craigs list and bought them because I like them better than the stock steel wheels (which I still have) that were on when I bought it.
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Thanks. I'll try it out.

I balk at getting new wheels because I am trying to keep a fairly stock YJ.

I found these on craigs list and bought them because I like them better than the stock steel wheels (which I still have) that were on when I bought it.
Repaint them silver. Rustoleum has a silver wheel paint that looks fairly close to what you have. Youtube it.
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I had some of those wheels with the same problem. No easy fix as its under the fairly thick clear coat.
As was mentioned, best it to just paint them silver (argent) to match. Or, you could paint them red and go with a jurassic park theme
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You can always sand down to the bare aluminun and polish but that's a lot of work and upkeep.
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I used paint stripper and removed the clear coat, they looked like new. I chose to not apply a new clear coat and just used wheel cleaner when needed. They still looked good when I changed to new black alloys.

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