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      12-23-2012, 07:56 AM   #1
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Wheel mess up

So my friend was not very smart one day cleaning his car and grabbed a bottle of what he thought was wheel cleaner, but it ended up being clear coat spray. On top of that, he said he let "it soak in" so that the brake dust would come off easy when all he did was let it dry good. He now has wheels that are permanently dirty. He took his car over yesterday so we could see what we could do. Never Dull metal polish works, but it's incredibly time consuming. I got one spoke done in like 30 mins. Wanted to see what other ideas people had here on products or if the wheels are easier to just get resprayed or something.
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Never Dull metal polish
Mothers wheel polish
rubbing compound with DA polisher
Mother's ball with the products listed above.
Mineral spirits( was getting frustrated at that point)

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      12-23-2012, 06:37 PM   #2
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Use clay, and if that doesn't work, use Meguiars wheel Brightener as a last resort
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Can't see the pics. Load them as attachments not links
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Can't see the pics. Load them as attachments not links
ill work on loading the pics. They just looks like normal dirty wheels though, you just can't clean them
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Then powder coat them for $75. Last forever
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Then powder coat them for $75. Last forever
Is it $75 each wheel or $75 for all 4 usually? If it's each wheel, I'd probably recommend more saving up and getting new wheels.
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      12-24-2012, 05:55 PM   #7
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My best guess is that the wheels will need to be refinished. Even if you find a product that "strips" clear coat, it will most likely take off the factory clear coat as well....GL
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My best guess is that the wheels will need to be refinished. Even if you find a product that "strips" clear coat, it will most likely take off the factory clear coat as well....GL
yea id say the same also
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try using sonax wheel cleaner, it usually takes off everything. But if that doesnt work, you can try a degreaser like optimum power clean. Last resort could be an acidic cleaner, but then you risk stripping the clear coat, if you do use an acidic cleaner, use it very sparingly and dilute it down 1:1 (1 part cleaner, 1 part water)
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Is it $75 each wheel or $75 for all 4 usually? If it's each wheel, I'd probably recommend more saving up and getting new wheels.
I think it's like $300-500 to get them powdercoated but I'd get new wheels instead.
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He brought the car to a detailer that got it off for $50. Didn't ask what he used thoghh which I wanted to know
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Agrressive compound will do it. Since he sprayed clear coat over the dirt it probsbly did not bond well/ I'd strongly suggest he get all his supplies in some order so that does not happen anymore. BTW $50 is a good deal.
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thats like me when i thought the leather conditioner was a polish.
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Sounds like a good excuse to buy new wheels.
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