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    Rim chemical damage hlp!

    So I took my car to the dealer and they usually wash it too, this time the guy decided he wanted to clean my rims up for me and put some type of spray on chemical on them for rims(I guess not WS6 rims) and it ate the polish right off. it looks like they have water spots and splashes on them. Just 2 of them. I had some Mothers Mag/Aluminum polish left and put some of that on, and it doesn't seem like it really made a big difference. Am I fuckt? Or do I just have to put like 5 coats on them.

    Also if you have any better polish than the one I listed do tell, esp if you're in Canada. (Candian Tire) or if yo know of one from walmart lol

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    ^ to get rid of those spots..you will need to really polish them..like use your mag alumium polish and use a tool with it....besides that ..once you get the water marks taken care of i would polish her back up with a real polisher and than clear coat it


    or take it back to the dealer and have them buy you two new rims

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    + 1 ON THE DEALER EATING THIS

    when cars would get cleaned at the dealer I used to work for the car wash guys would spray a cleaner on the rims. If the rims were hot from driving then the cemical would burn the clear like you have described and theres no amount of polish that will fix it. The rims need to be stripped, polished, and recleared. If you didn't make a note of this and just drove off thinking you will fix it well then you are screwed, the dealer will claim the damage was there already.

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    no no the guy who cleans it came out and told me right there. There is no clear on them , i had it all removed last year. I just bought some more mothers and im going to give it one hard going over. If there is no progress than I'll have to take the car back and have them do something about it. I'm hoping since the clear coat was taken off that I can polish it out...

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    just buy some new ones you cheap bastard lol.

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    we dont all build windmills for 30k a month juicey haha buy me a set

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    If the chemical burned the metal and not the clear it is going to take an aggressive polish to fix it with alot of work

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    hey fellas, after a few hours and 3 hard polishes, they are pretty much back to normal, just have some work to do on the lips and stuff but other than that, they will be back to great soon. thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by R_Yates69@Hotmail.com View Post
    hey fellas, after a few hours and 3 hard polishes, they are pretty much back to normal, just have some work to do on the lips and stuff but other than that, they will be back to great soon. thanks
    Good for you. I was going to say a lot of elbow grease and patience if doing it by hand, otherwise, machine buffing is what you'd need...

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    I've had that happen on bare-aluminum rims. I typically reach for Eagle's Never Dull, then follow up with Mother's polish.

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