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Old 05-10-2011, 05:17 AM
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Default Water Spots on Rims

I was cleaning off my truck, and noticed what looks like it could be water stains on my wheels, i have the stock aluminum rims that came on my ranger brand new. The spots are white and there are several on each rim. Anyone have these before and whats the best way to get them out, or can it come out, or will it come off on its own. i tried to wipe it off with a wet cloth thinking it was dirt but no luck.
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Old 05-10-2011, 05:27 AM
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Default Re: Water Spots on Rims

It could be that the rim is starting to pit, or the clearcoat is separating from the wheel. Does your area get alot of road salt?
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Old 05-10-2011, 05:31 AM
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we do get alot of road salt, but there hasnt been any salt on the road in over a month and this just happened over the last couple of days. I figured it may be hard water stains from the garden hose maybe?
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Old 05-10-2011, 05:39 AM
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pics will help
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Old 05-10-2011, 02:48 PM
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Old 05-11-2011, 03:19 AM
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So nobody has had any of this type of corrosion on their alloy wheels? Lucky.
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Old 05-11-2011, 04:22 AM
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that's clear-coat failure man. thats not water spots. just go get you some nice aftermarket ones
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Old 05-11-2011, 05:34 AM
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Yea that sucks, i guess its the beginning of corrosion, anyone ever remedy this or does it just spiral out of control from here lol.
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Old 05-11-2011, 06:52 AM
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Default Re: Water Spots on Rims

there is no remedy, its under the clear coat, and if you strip the coat and get the corrosion off the rim will still be scarred.
i notice your from newfoundland, good to see more newfies here, im from st.johns area, but live on the border of alberta/sask
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Old 05-11-2011, 07:09 AM
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i have this same problem and looks like on the same rims
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Old 05-11-2011, 08:25 AM
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god damn that sucks, guess ill just have to wait until its too much of an eyesore and then just grab me some nice aftermarkets, at least now i know not to bother buying any wheel cleaning products, thanks guys.
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Old 05-11-2011, 08:47 AM
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You can try this...

http://www.fordrangerforum.com/how-s...lear-coat.html
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do it and then tell me if it worked
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Default Re: Water Spots on Rims

I had the same issue around where the center cap was. I remedied the problem with new rims. I kept the old ones so I can have a full size spare when I get my new tires.
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