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Old 05-21-2011, 08:03 AM   #1
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How to remove marking from Volk CE28

I've just purchased some 2nd hand Volks, which were left standing for three years clad in brake dust.

I've given them three applications of Bilberry Safe Wheel Cleaner, which has removed most of the crud, but I'm still left with these marks.






Is the finish damaged, or will these marks come out?

Have been recommended to try Iron X, but wondered if there are any other suggestions?

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Old 05-21-2011, 11:22 AM   #2
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try a roof tar remover. if not you may need to sand then respray
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Old 05-21-2011, 01:48 PM   #3
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Wonder if it might be salt corrosion?
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Old 05-22-2011, 01:01 PM   #4
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Wonder if it might be salt corrosion?
That or brake dust can sometimes eat through clear coats if left on.
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Old 05-22-2011, 01:28 PM   #5
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Reckon they are going to need a repaint - have stuck a couple of coats of Poor Boys Wheel Sealant to protect them until I can get them done
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Old 05-23-2011, 02:11 PM   #6
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That looks like they need to be refinished. The brake dust corroded through the paint, or seriously damaged it.
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YEah, I've had that before and I had to get the whole wheel refinished :/
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Old 05-25-2011, 12:58 PM   #8
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Thanks guys - will be getting them repainted in a month or two - seems like it may have been caused by a combo of acidic wheel cleaner, brake dust and winter salt!

Hopefully the new finish will protect them a little more against the English climate, and whilst in my ownership they will only have non-acidic cleaners used on them
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