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Old 10-26-2008, 12:25 PM   #1
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What can i use to polish my OEM wheels.

So my m68's are on the car for the winter. I stored them over the summer with some brake dust on the wheels and needless to say the brake dust has eaten through the wheels.

Its not too bad the wheels just feel rough and look slightly dirty even after being washed.

Is it safe to use a metal polish? Or will it eat through the clear?
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Old 10-26-2008, 06:09 PM   #2
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I advise you to clean as much brake dust on there as you can, then take some clay and clay the hell out of the wheels. If you need something to dissolve the left overs from claying, Collonite 845 has some pretty strong solvents that dissolve stuff but is still safe on the finish (its a wax don't forget). I have used that in the past for my stubborn baked on brake dust and it has worked for me
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Old 10-27-2008, 11:45 AM   #3
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You can try some regular wheel cleaner first to see if that removes it. I spray the P21S Wheel Gel and let it sit for at least 1 - 2 minutes, then agitate it with a damp and soft sponge, mitt or towel. If that doesn't fully remove it then I would suggest using a metal polish like the P21S Finish Restorer. Apply a small drop to a microfiber towel and buffed in with medium pressure. This helps deep clean the wheel and restore a deep shine. You can also protect the wheels with a coating of sealant. I would suggest the Poorboy's World Wheel Sealant for strong protection that makes future cleanings much easier. Let me know if you have any other questions please let us know.

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