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hey guys I think I may have ruined my shiny alum. wheels

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    hey guys I think I may have ruined my shiny alum. wheels

    Hi guys I have a set of tt2's 17x11" and I thought that they were chrome ( I know.... I'm a rookie) and I had sprayed chrome rim cleaner on there and let it sit for a lil bit. So when I went to wash them off they came out horribly. I mean it dulled the shine almost to the way brushed stainless steel looks. I'm so mad at myself!!! Cuz they looks so good before i even touched them. They didnt even really need to be cleaned i was just bored, so I thought to myself "lets go clean the SS." Did I ruin these or is there a way to bring them back to life? Or did I take the clear coat off, which I did not know that had?

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    Sounds like you did the same thing that I did way back when I didn’t know any better either and had just bought some brand new polished aluminum wheels and sprayed some 'all wheel cleaner' on them and they came out all hazed and dull. I had to re-polish them really good to get them back to life. Make sure to use a good aluminum polish and a buffer because you will never get them back with just some polish and elbow grease. Good luck with it man and for what it’s worth I never use anything but good ol’ soap and water for my wheels now.

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    Aluminum Polish should work, at least to the point it will be barely visible.
    Most likely you'd need like a Mother's Powerball to work with.

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    Try to find Mother's Billet polish and use that.

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    k thx guys looks like I'll be going to YouTube for see how it's done. hopefully I can get them back. I'll have to post pics Tom. of what they look like now. omg they look bad!!! Welp that was an expensive mistake! (lol) I just let them go once I did it so... we'll see i guess.

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    some aluminum polish and mothers powerball should restore the shine in your rims.

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    if you can fine people that polish trucks (rigs) they can make them look like chrome when done, no matter how bad they are

    other wise what was posted will work just takes some time


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