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    How to remove hard dirty spots of my wheel?

    Today I was cleaning my wheels and I did find a few brown spots on one of them, a sort of dirty that refuses to get out even when using Hot Rims Wheel Cleaner.

    What to do? Is there a problem to use a paint cleaner or a scratch remover on my silver wheel?

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    Re: How to remove hard dirty spots of my wheel?

    Are they painted wheels, like silver paint?

    If so, old clay, and a paint cleaner is certainly ok.
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    Re: How to remove hard dirty spots of my wheel?

    Quote Originally Posted by Murr1525 View Post
    Are they painted wheels, like silver paint?

    If so, old clay, and a paint cleaner is certainly ok.
    Yes. It is painted silver. This is the wheel:


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    Re: How to remove hard dirty spots of my wheel?

    Looks good, definatly can clay and paint cleaner as needed.
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    Re: How to remove hard dirty spots of my wheel?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bluher View Post
    Yes. It is painted silver. This is the wheel:


    Hi Bluher, hope the brown spots have been removed.

    The rim look like Honda Civic rim?

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    Re: How to remove hard dirty spots of my wheel?

    You can actually treat those wheels just like you treat the paint on the rest of the car - wash, clay, paint cleaner, polish, wax (although the polish step is probably not going to gain you much of anything - boy, if ever there was a place where polish is really optional, this is it!!)
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    Re: How to remove hard dirty spots of my wheel?

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Stoops View Post
    You can actually treat those wheels just like you treat the paint on the rest of the car - wash, clay, paint cleaner, polish, wax (although the polish step is probably not going to gain you much of anything - boy, if ever there was a place where polish is really optional, this is it!!)
    What about NXT All Metal Polisher? What is the difference btw it and a normal polisher like M83? You know Michael, I hate my Civic LXS' s original rims, they look too simple to the super shiny paint of my car. I don' t want to spend money on new rims because I plan on getting a 9th Generation Civic Si or a Camaro RS (in about a year when I get more of that green stuff).

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    Re: How to remove hard dirty spots of my wheel?

    The Nxt Metal Polish is good stuff, and is safe for paint, but mainly safe for paint if someone screw up.

    I think you will do better with proper paint products.
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    Re: How to remove hard dirty spots of my wheel?

    So if the rims are painted and can be treated just like any other painted surface, is it safe to use wheel brightner to remove the brake dust?

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