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99limited 10-03-2009 12:53 PM

A couple questions
 
Ok guys so i have some sort of buildup on my rims:
http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/a...n2288/RIMS.jpg

and i a also have what i think, is sunspotting on my hood its basically white dots.

Can anyone tell me how to get rid of this stuff??:confused:

Matt 10-03-2009 12:58 PM

Re: A couple questions
 
I've always had success using 0000 steel wool and a strong solution of degreaser/water or wheel cleaner (the strong ones) as a lubricant for the steel wool. That should remove the grime. After that you'll want to polish and then seal them. Do at least two coats of sealant (wax).

99limited 10-03-2009 01:01 PM

Re: A couple questions
 
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Originally Posted by Matt (Post 71785)
I've always had success using 0000 steel wool and a strong solution of degreaser/water or wheel cleaner (the strong ones) as a lubricant for the steel wool. That should remove the grime. After that you'll want to polish and then seal them. Do at least two coats of sealant (wax).

Yea i wasnt sure if it was a buildup or something permanent so i didnt know. So i just need Degreaser, steel wool, and polish?

Matt 10-03-2009 01:04 PM

Re: A couple questions
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by 99limited (Post 71787)
Yea i wasnt sure if it was a buildup or something permanent so i didnt know. So i just need Degreaser, steel wool, and polish?

You can use Simple Green as your degreaser (mixed with a little water). Or you can use Dawn dish sop (or any strong dish soap, not hand soap) with water.

Yeah, get the 0000 rated steel wool. It's very fine and won't scratch your wheel.

Any aluminum (if that's what your wheels are) polish should be fine. I think Mothers has a pretty cheap solution.

And then any sort of wax/sealant to protect the wheel. Especially since they encounter brake dust and obviously road/pavement conditions. This will also make maintaining them a lot easier.

99limited 10-03-2009 01:16 PM

Re: A couple questions
 
thanks alot matt

jeeppro 10-03-2009 01:19 PM

Re: A couple questions
 
use vinager

jeeppro 10-03-2009 01:22 PM

Re: A couple questions
 
use vinager and a rag trust me

99limited 10-03-2009 01:22 PM

Re: A couple questions
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jeeppro (Post 71797)
use vinager

Really? oh and i think your jeep is my favorite ive seen. those rims are sweet!!

Scottina06 10-03-2009 06:47 PM

Re: A couple questions
 
its hard to tell from the pic...but to me it looks like the clearcoat is damaged

dreamer1213 10-03-2009 07:13 PM

Re: A couple questions
 
I agree with Scott...looks like its corrosion or clear coat damage on the wheels...

The "sun-spotting" your taking about on the hood, is probably hard water that has dried on there again and again...and that is a nasty thing to get off...but some rubbing compound, like Meguires Ultimate Compound could do the trick...

99limited 10-03-2009 10:15 PM

Re: A couple questions
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dreamer1213 (Post 71963)
I agree with Scott...looks like its corrosion or clear coat damage on the wheels...

The "sun-spotting" your taking about on the hood, is probably hard water that has dried on there again and again...and that is a nasty thing to get off...but some rubbing compound, like Meguires Ultimate Compound could do the trick...

Yeah i thought it looked like clearcoat was beginning to bubble up on my rims but i wasnt sure, so i asked.

Im gonna try that rubbing compound, do i need to have a buffer, or can i just use a cloth?
:thumbsup:


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