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hard water spots on alum wheels...removal?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by boogeracng, Jun 9, 2013.

  1. boogeracng
    Joined: Feb 13, 2008
    Posts: 343

    boogeracng
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    from Eureka,MO

    Anyone have a method for removing water spots from polished aluminum wheels (Real Rodders Wheels). I've tried all the usual.....aluminum polish from several sources.....Mothers, Flitz, etc, polishing compound, Simple Green, vinegar and water. Nothing seems to totally remove them. Suggestions?
     
  2. Have you tried a baking soda and water paste? HRP
     
  3. shotrod
    Joined: May 14, 2005
    Posts: 90

    shotrod
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    You might have to use acid to reclean the aluminum then repolish,I have to do that to my semi wheels once a year,the best polish I've found is white diamond it works killer with minimal work
     

  4. voodoo1
    Joined: Jun 27, 2007
    Posts: 452

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    Where do you find the White Diamond? Mike
     
  5. Sure they arent coated?
     
  6. Tio Geo
    Joined: Mar 3, 2012
    Posts: 134

    Tio Geo
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    vinegar and dish soap
     
  7. AZ 54 BELAIR GUY
    Joined: Mar 8, 2011
    Posts: 74

    AZ 54 BELAIR GUY
    Member
    from AZ

    The best thing I've came across is take the white bars they use for polishing aluminum and use a bondo cheese greater and shreed the white bar and mix it with gasoline and make a paste with the two. And rub it in and wipe it clear with a clean cloth and it works great. Trust me it works!
     
  8. Vinegar works great on glass...might have to re-polish aluminum after using it.
     
  9. khead47
    Joined: Mar 29, 2010
    Posts: 1,762

    khead47
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    Zephyr Pro 40. Expensive, but easy to use. Use it on my canned ham.
     
  10. RDAH
    Joined: Mar 23, 2007
    Posts: 465

    RDAH
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    from NL, WI

    White Diamond is at pretty much all truck stops.
     
  11. go-twichy
    Joined: Jul 22, 2010
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    I've had good luck with a product called "wicked". trucker friend showed it to me.
     
  12. Normbc9
    Joined: Apr 20, 2011
    Posts: 1,122

    Normbc9
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    I use WENOL in a tube purchased from Ace Hardware. No abrasives and I also use it to clear scratched of auto window glass. It odes best with all cotton Turkish towels as the buffing material.
    Notmbc9
     

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