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Metal Polish for Wire Wheels? #158362
02/10/13 06:07 AM
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Peter J Offline OP
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After cleaning up the first wheel under the grime I found that the inside part of the wheel rim has become stained, probably by chemicals used in the past to clean the front!!

Anyone able to reccomend a reasonably agressive metal polish? I've tried Autosol with little effect......!


Peter,
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Re: Metal Polish for Wire Wheels? [Re: Peter J] #158364
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Brillo Pad??

No, only joking: have you tried Silvo (used to be called Duraglit). It works well on both stainless steel and aluminium.



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Re: Metal Polish for Wire Wheels? [Re: Budster] #158367
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So that's what happened to Duraglit, thanks for that!


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Re: Metal Polish for Wire Wheels? [Re: Hook] #158368
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The inside rims are difficult even on a new car..... I think it's the grease that gets flung there at high speed and sticks. I tend to persevere with polishes like Autosol, leaving it on there for a while before taking it off. I've bought several metal polishes over the years, but they're all pretty similar. I haven't found a miracle compound yet.


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Re: Metal Polish for Wire Wheels? [Re: Neilda] #158388
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I thought 'Medicinal Compound' was the only miracle substance??? grin2


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Re: Metal Polish for Wire Wheels? [Re: Budster] #158396
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Originally Posted By Budster
Brillo Pad??

No, only joking: have you tried Silvo (used to be called Duraglit). It works well on both stainless steel and aluminium.



Thanks Budster: a combination of a NEW tube of Autosol and Silvo has done the job.

This is before:

Actually the next challenge! The build up of black grease over 4 years and 20,000 miles is a testament to servicing rather than care... Or am I just obsessive?

On the back is a mix of grease and brake dust, I used both de-greaser, Wynns Brake Cleaner and Wheel cleaner, plus a lot of hard rubbing.

This is After:


I'll put wax polish on the chrome and to stop the black grease build up I've cleaned off the hub and will be using copper grease on the splines.

One done, thre and a half to go. Half? Yes, the spare is clean. I need to get one new Avon and fit the spare and a new tyre on the back. Don't need a brand new tyre on the spare!


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Re: Metal Polish for Wire Wheels? [Re: Peter J] #158408
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Looks like you've found your true vocation, Peter- do you want to do mine as well? I'm sure it would be good for your soul! hide Gerry.


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Re: Metal Polish for Wire Wheels? [Re: GerryWal] #158410
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Nice job. Deeply satisfying!

Entirely appropriate that you'd photograph and document your efforts here - because they'll never be seen otherwise. smile

As a fellow IRP (Inside Rim Polisher) I can appreciate the effort.


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Re: Metal Polish for Wire Wheels? [Re: Neilda] #158414
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Nice job. One of my winter tasks to complete.


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Re: Metal Polish for Wire Wheels? [Re: Wirewheel] #158415
02/10/13 03:11 PM
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Originally Posted By Wirewheel
Nice job. One of my winter tasks to complete.


My wheels are painted wires and one of my winter jobs is to remove the wheels, clean them and touch in any paint chips. This is usually done, one wheel at a time, on a dustsheet, in the lounge, in front of the fire!
My (henpecked) neighbour popped round when I was doing this last winter. His wife found out and I was accused by her of "being a bad influence" on him!!
Oops.


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