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 Post subject: 12 slotter rims - cleaning up?
Posted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 7:28 pm 
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Anybody got any tips on how to make a dirty set of 12 slotter rims to shine again
(Brake dust & Dirt)? ive used products from autobarn & bust my a** for a day but then less then a week they look like crap again they have tiny bit of rust in the centre. Anybody got ideas on how to make these babys shine ?
oh and if anyone has nice pair of 14'' rims put up a pic cuz im interested in 14'' (just bought new tires)
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Posted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 7:35 pm 
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The rust on the centre you cant do much about. Once chrome starts to rust its there.
I have heard of people having good results cleaning up chrome wheels with good old Coke.

 

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 Post subject: Re: 12 slotter rims - cleaning up?
Posted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 8:03 pm 
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yeah im not fussed about the rust, they came with the car so i deal with it but coke will fix it? :shock: strange..anymore info on what coke does to it other then acid ? :|
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Posted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 4:16 am 
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CRC or WD40 and steel wool. It will remove the brake dust and take the rust off. Providing the chrome isn't flaking they should come up ok. Then wash off with de-greaser afterwards.

The rust will reappear overtime unless you do something to treat it.

It works with just steel wool as well but the CRC or WD40 helps break down the brake dust and rust.

If you have plastic centre caps just wash them in warm soapy water with a soft cloth as the chrome on the plastic is not that durable.
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Posted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 11:31 am 
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steel wool and warm soapy water works too, make sure u use the finest grade of steel wool though, otherwise u will scratch the chrome.
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Posted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 11:38 am 
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or use butter instead of the soapy water with the steel wool, go gently and all will be fine
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Posted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 2:55 pm 
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yeah steelwool does it but if your not careful you can scratch the chrome personally there's an acid, you can bath the in that works a treat, the name ust slipped my mind.

 

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 Post subject: Re: 12 slotter rims - cleaning up?
Posted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 6:09 pm 
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yeh steel wool wasa bit harsh i did use an acid eating product from autobarn but it just doesnt stay clean long enough
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Posted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:23 pm 
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haha, yeah having things look good isn't easy you have to spent a lot of time to keep things looking clean.

 

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