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Old 03-18-2011, 06:24 AM
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Default alloy rims

how do i get the calcium buildup off of my rims? it looks like the cause is from the lead they use to balance the tires, but i have no idea how to get it off
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Old 03-18-2011, 06:26 AM
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Default Re: alloy rims

My first guess would be to use some CLR. But i'm not sure how it would affect the rims. What does everyone else think?
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Old 03-18-2011, 07:21 AM
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i was thinkin get a dremel and grind it down to fresh aluminum, then put some clear fingernail polish over it so its protected.
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Old 03-18-2011, 07:23 AM
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i definitely wouldn't "grind" anything. try wet sanding. or start with maybe a 600 grit sandpaper and work up to 2000 grit.

post pics of the damage
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Old 03-18-2011, 07:27 AM
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what would you suggest i put over the spot do it stays clean?
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Old 03-18-2011, 07:48 AM
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not sure i understand the ?
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Old 03-18-2011, 09:46 AM
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I agree with the no grinding, I would also try different cleaners before wet sanding and if no cleaners work then wet sand. How bad is it?

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Old 03-18-2011, 09:57 AM
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sounds like it may be clearcoat problems. once i see the wheels i can assess the situation a little better
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Old 03-18-2011, 12:06 PM
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ill try to upload a pic of the rim tonight
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