how to get this crap off!?
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12-24-2012, 09:23 PM
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Westminster, MD
What I Drive: '03 ZX3
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A good quality "wheel acid" like dealer supplied works best in my experience. But a premium "wheel brightener" available in Wal-Mart or an auto parts store work well also. A stiff wheel-only brush is advisable as well. What I've had to do in extreme cases is use a scrubby/sponge that's not brand new. The abrasive side can be great for really grabbing that crap as you scuff past it!
·wash wheels and do a decent job; perform step two before the wheels dry
·set sprayer to mist and apply liberally to the area your working (one wheel at a time!), and a mask may help!
·use the wheel brush after to get as much off that lip as you can before
things have to get real.
·spray the lip again, and lightly scrub a small area to see what effect it has
if you use too new a scrubby it WILL scuff the clear
with a nice broken-in scrubby you can really lean on it, but you MUST keep the surface
with either a few more sprays of product or water!
Never do this on dry wheels, or older sets which may have questionable clear finish left on them!
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