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Repairing acid stained wheels #5438038 05/25/20 12:30 AM
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Thanks to dealership make ready the OEM painted wheels on my CTS are either stripped or stained by acid. Not wanting to make them worse I've yet to try anything abrasive. Is this fixable without stripping?

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Re: Repairing acid stained wheels [Re: IMSA_Racing_Fan] #5438094 05/25/20 06:14 AM
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Use a good compound such a Maguires products to do a clean and just polish after.


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Re: Repairing acid stained wheels [Re: IMSA_Racing_Fan] #5438151 05/25/20 07:40 AM
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try bar keeper's friend mixed into a paste and rubbed on with a terry cloth towel


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Re: Repairing acid stained wheels [Re: IMSA_Racing_Fan] #5438210 05/25/20 09:21 AM
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I clean the stained aluminum wheels on my truck with Protect-All. Works quickly. Spray on let sit a minute or two then use a soft cloth to wipe of the product. My wheels looked just like yours. Mine get stained from rain. Frequently after a rain I don't drive for several days and the rain sits there,along with the dirt that comes with it. This IMO is what makes these stains.

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Re: Repairing acid stained wheels [Re: dwcopple] #5438264 05/25/20 10:36 AM
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Hey that is an interesting suggestion. Read up on it, will give it a shot on a spoke. Seems to have many uses.

Re: Repairing acid stained wheels [Re: IMSA_Racing_Fan] #5438450 05/25/20 02:01 PM
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Acid stained wheels almost always require refinishing, but you can try compounding to see if it helps.


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