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spots on my rims! how to get them off? #300470 Oct 15, 8:36am Oct 15, 8:36am
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spots on my rims! how to get them off?
i used this ARMORALL spray on leave on thing for 60sec (one minute) then wash off with water hose... then i walk away for like 5minutes after washing them off... i come back to something that looks like corosion... as if someone put baby powder on my rims and ran away trying to play some kind of sick joke! on me...

anyways... i tryed washing them again with soap and water ... it kinda helped but i can still see those damn spots...

can anyone recommend something that will help...???

Re: spots on my rims! how to get them off? [Re: ZOEpilot16] #300471 Oct 15, 8:50am Oct 15, 8:50am
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Clay bar!
Works everytime! thumbsup

Re: spots on my rims! how to get them off? [Re: ZOEpilot16] #300472 Oct 15, 8:50am Oct 15, 8:50am
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Sounds like You used a caustic wheel cleaner and it ate Your clear coat. Need more info dood are these after market wheels?


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Re: spots on my rims! how to get them off? [Re: CID498] #300473 Oct 15, 8:55am Oct 15, 8:55am
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Just saw Your profile, Are those the wheels in question? If so then You prolly did fry the clear coat on the polished lip and the only way to fix them is by stripping the clear coat off with aircraft stripper and then hand polish the lip.


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Re: spots on my rims! how to get them off? [Re: CID498] #300474 Oct 15, 9:04am Oct 15, 9:04am
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yeah.. there VOLK rims... damn! i gotta do that..?

Re: spots on my rims! how to get them off? [Re: ZOEpilot16] #300475 Oct 15, 10:16am Oct 15, 10:16am
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Well post up a pic of the damage and I'll let You know for sure. Eventually what will prolly happen is the damaged clear coat is gonna yellow and start flaking off.


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Re: spots on my rims! how to get them off? [Re: CID498] #300476 Oct 15, 12:00pm Oct 15, 12:00pm
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hey ZOE, i love your yellow celica and great rims thumbsup


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Re: spots on my rims! how to get them off? [Re: Zero] #300477 Oct 15, 12:20pm Oct 15, 12:20pm
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Hahahaa... thanks ZERO... yeah... they WERE great rims...

and CID498... i'll post the pics tonight...

i wanna thank everybody for their InPut... thanks, gracias, salamat, KamSaNiDa...aiight! happywink

Re: spots on my rims! how to get them off? [Re: ZOEpilot16] #300478 Oct 15, 12:47pm Oct 15, 12:47pm
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^^^you forgot Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto lollol


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Re: spots on my rims! how to get them off? [Re: Zero] #300479 Oct 15, 1:53pm Oct 15, 1:53pm
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ah yes.. thank you sir.. oh.. i meen.. DomoArigato... Zero San.. spineyes

Re: spots on my rims! how to get them off? [Re: ZOEpilot16] #300480 Oct 16, 7:54am Oct 16, 7:54am
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Thats what happened to me...I ate off some of the clear coating. I had to strip it all off. BUT even tho I have to hand polish the lip with Mothers Billet cleaner once a week, they shine like you wouldn't belive. More work, better looks! thumbsup

Re: spots on my rims! how to get them off? [Re: grcelica] #300481 Oct 16, 1:26pm Oct 16, 1:26pm
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get a Rim cleaner that is safe for your Rims thumbsup


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