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Old 06-20-2011, 03:12 PM   #1
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Hey I was out of town for a very long time and left my car to be attended to by my family, well, they didnt really do much of a good job....

My rims became really really dirty, and regular cleaning solutions ive gotten from Auto Zone dont seem to work, the dirt and all is really packed in there and difficult to remove, any recommendations as to a really strong solution to break all this up and get to the real metallic color my rims are supposed to be, heres a picture for reference of the damage

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Also, anyone know of any good sites i can purchase the lil centerpiece for my rims, it used to be a plastic like cover that said mach 1, i dont care if it says mach 1, i just want to cover that hole as it looks ugly and maybe replace them all
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Check out AmericanMuscle.com for the centercaps? And I'm not sure about the solutions for your wheels but I'm sure someone will chime in with some info.
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hmmmm try simple green, you could try soaking the rim in a cleaner solution as well...

the centercaps check ebay
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Old 06-20-2011, 04:54 PM   #5
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Try Black Magic Foaming All Wheel Cleaner. It works pretty good and you can get it at walmart.
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Simple green might break up that dirty mess but it looks pretty bad.
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McQuire's is what I used to restore the rims on my friends....they were pretty close to yours but not AS bad...now they look a lot better but it takes FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!

and the centercap...I got my centercap replaced by the tire store here when I had them rotated they simply gave it to me....
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I'd contact Adams polishes you can click to them also. They probably have something to help you out.

If they can't help you out then I reccomend Hi-temps HT 710. or Try there extreme cleaner. HT 37 or HT 39 is a little less powerful. I've been using Hi Temp products for a long time. You can purchase them at Top of the Line Auto Detailing Supplies If you can take the wheels off and go that route. Start by hosing them first and make sure you clean the tires with a stiff brush.
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Or you could plasti dip them!
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Pressure washer may work for the dirt but to get the shine you would need some cleaning stuff.
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Thanks guys, I think its going to be a process of thorough cleaning of about maybe 3 sessions i cleamed em yesterday and made alot of progress unfortunately the grime is really in there....

As for brushes? what kind of brushes do you guys use? also, would bleach damage them? I was reading somewhere online that it might help, I am not too sure though, Id rather just put some elbow grease and work to get the dirt out
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Don't know about the bleach but use a good scrub brush but not a wire brush it would scratch them up.
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Old 06-24-2011, 10:25 AM   #13
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Looks more like rust than dirt.
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