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    i have this ugly lookin glue gunk stuff that blends in with my ws6 rims how do i get rid of it washing doesnt seem to work it seems like its spreading maybe im using the wrong rim cleaner i use alumin cleaner aare they even aluminum or chrome?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RYDER661
    i have this ugly lookin glue gunk stuff that blends in with my ws6 rims how do i get rid of it washing doesnt seem to work it seems like its spreading maybe im using the wrong rim cleaner i use alumin cleaner aare they even aluminum or chrome?
    Sounds like the clearcoat is peeling off from what you describe.

    Could just be from age/wear and tear, or maybe someone used too strong of a wheel cleaner on them. Either way, if thats the case, you would have to take them to a shop and have them stripped and re-clear coated.

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    That, or strip the clear coat and then polish those bad boys like they were meant to be. The clear coat ruins the sheen IMO.

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    tell me more about that one? Won't the exposed metal rust? that's my bigget fear, i have the same issue, clear coat is definatly coming off.

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    aluminum does not rust

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    try a clay bar or good aluminum cleaner to get it all off, then polish, polish, polish

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    Quote Originally Posted by dipherentdesign
    tell me more about that one? Won't the exposed metal rust? that's my bigget fear, i have the same issue, clear coat is definatly coming off.
    Since the wheels are aluminum, they will not rust. However, that does not mean they can't still corrode or become pitted.

    So if you decide to strip off the clearcoat, make sure to take care of them by keeping them clean and polished.

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    Yup yup, aftermarket polished aluminum rims aren't clear coat. Which is why the look a WHOLE lot better than WS6 wheels. Just keep them polished and put a sealer on em, and it'll be kewl.

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    Strip the clear coat off! I had a old set of rim in the same condition. Went to home depot and bought some strong paint stripper. Took a few aplications and it all came off. Did not realy need a heavy polish, wheels looked great. You wont believe the differance.
    Depending on where you live and the kind of conditions the bare alum will see. It might be worth it to reclear them, or just deal with the maint. and polishing up keeop.

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    how much for strip n re-clear coat i like my ws6 rims not gonna get chrome maybe when i have money but not now and i dont like upkeeping my rims too much polish will take the gunk looking stuff out that stuff is ugly i used the eagle one metal swabs polish crap n ever since its been gettin ugly that stuff is strong is suppose to make rust look like chrome

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