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    Darth Camaro 12/27/15 Don's Avatar
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    Rims...before & after (NOT fun!!)

    I let the back of my rims go for a while, and I figured that since I was going to rotate the tires, now would be a good time to clean them up.

    O-M-G!!! The rears didn`t look to bad, but the fronts.... Nothing I had would touch it. The only cleaners that would even start to put a dent in the stuff was Orange Clean and Mean Green.

    I ended up using steel wool to clean the backsides :bigscream

    After that, I used NXT on both sides and put a on coat of #16 that I let set up overnight. I did the left side rims yesterday and the right side rims are in the living room now waiting for wax.

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    And here`s After:
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    Chicks Dig Comb Overs dalmore's Avatar
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    Did you notice any scratching with the steel wool? I`ve been considering the same thing on my wife`s wheels. Didn`t want to scratch them though.

    Looks like lots of work you did there.
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    Darth Camaro 12/27/15 Don's Avatar
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    Originally posted by dalmore
    Did you notice any scratching with the steel wool? I`ve been considering the same thing on my wife`s wheels. Didn`t want to scratch them though.

    Looks like lots of work you did there.
    Thanks...I didn`t get any scratching (and I even had to use a brass brush in a few areas). I didn`t have to use the steel wool on the chrome (front sides) though.
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    I did that when I bought the rims on my truck used. I filled up the bathtub with water and Dawn and went to work with a sponge. Of course the tires weren`t mounted at the time which made it easier but still the Dawn worked great getting all the stuff off.
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    Great job Don! Sometimes it`s amazing what`s under all that baked on crude. You`d never know there was a chrome rim under there :cool

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    Thats awating me in a while. I noticed my rims being like that when looking fromt he front of the car. I think I will try a cocktail of EF HI, APC+ and SG.
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