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Old 08-24-2003, 10:01 PM   #1
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eagle one mag lite wheel cleaner messed up my rims.

as some of you might know, my rims got really f'ed up after using Eagle One Mag Lite cleaner. THe finish is pretty much gone and the previous brake dust is glued on the rim or something. It looks like crap and i have to scrub with clay bar for about 15 minutes in one area to get a portion off. (about 3 inches) I'm probably gonna get them rechromed or repaired but...i'm just asking for opinions, should i write a complaint letter to Eagle One or did i just screw up?
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Old 08-24-2003, 10:04 PM   #2
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isnt mag cleaner for bare, machined alloy rims?

if the stuff you used is what i'm thinking of, i'm not surprised the acid ate the clearcoat....

rule of thumb, if you wouldnt use it on your paint, dont use it on your rims....
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Old 08-24-2003, 10:05 PM   #3
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Orient's right
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Old 08-24-2003, 10:07 PM   #4
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bare, machined alloy rims....argh...i'll start using soap and water from now on. i think imma go get it repaired. but thanks for the quick responses.
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Old 08-24-2003, 10:19 PM   #5
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Groits wheel cleaner works really well and doesn't harm anything. Brake dust rinses off really nice. I never even heard of Groits until I started visiting these boards .
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Old 08-24-2003, 10:58 PM   #6
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P21S gel works well too... a little pricey...
i've had good luck with meguirs hot wheels...
just make sure your brakes (and wheels) are cool before using any cleaner. the heat can cause the cleaner to dry onto the wheels, then, uhoh...

I'm contradicting myself, but i use a a pressure washer and soap on my rims nowadays...
super clean real fast, and after using the washer for 1yr+, no damage.... aside from the time i blew a loose wheel weight off into the neighbors yard...
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Old 08-26-2003, 03:44 AM   #7
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dang..i feel like an idiot now. but thanks for the advice and info guys. where do u get the pressure washer?? and wut exactly is it?
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