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Old 11-15-2011, 02:24 PM   #1
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Wheel acid stains?

I have some oem wheels that are covered in acid stains that I bought. I was wondering what it would take to remove them. Would some very light wet sanding help? I'm trying to do this without having to repaint or reclear them. For reference I attached a picture. You can see the run marks from the acid in the picture and some dotted spots.
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Old 11-15-2011, 04:21 PM   #2
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Any amount of wet sanding will dull the finish. You can probably just polish out the stains from the wheel surface since it is painted. Make sure to properly wash and clay the surface prior to polishing. Give it a once over with a compound and finishing polish (if you need it) and they should be gone. Put a sealant or wheel wax on them to prevent this from happening again.
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Old 11-16-2011, 02:49 PM   #3
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I would try polishing them should clean them up just fine. The P21S Finish Restorer or the Optimum Metal Polish are two of my favorites. Let me know if you have any other questions!

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wheels are cleared, meguires 205, if that doesnt work step it up to 205. i reciently found out they carry these at the local advanced auto
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wheels are cleared, meguires 205, if that doesnt work step it up to 205
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He meant try the 205 and if that doesn't work step it up to the 105. I personally would just hit the 105 right away.
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