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Cleaning rims with a gloss coat?

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Old 03-04-2013, 07:01 PM
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One of my co-workers has a set of rims with a non-clear coat gloss white rims. He needs to clean the stuck on black brake dust residue and oxidation & I'm clueless on what to use....

I don't have any experience with cleaning a non-clear coat rim...Can someone help me out?
 
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:20 PM
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What's the rim made out of
 
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:27 PM
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no idea...
they're rims off a Audi, and the guy he bought them from said its just a plain white gloss paint. I'm assuming its rattle can.
 
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:34 PM
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I would try simple green.
 
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I would try the Simple green and light agitation with a brush. If that does not work, a product I have used on ANY wheels (cast aluminum, clear coated, chromed hub caps) with great success is the Eagle One Aluminum Mag Cleaner (I believe it has a disclaimer not to use it on clear coated or painted wheels, but it's worked GREAT in the past for me). I quit using it as my regular product as Simple Green is more environmentally friendly and just a less harsh of a chemical. BUT, in those situations when all else fails, I brake out the Eagle One cleaner.
FYI - If you go with the Eagle One, it MUST be the Aluminum Mag cleaner (I've used the other Eagle One cleaners, not nearly as effective).
 
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:18 PM
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Siple green will clean em, i used it to clean my calipers when i just had spray paint on em
 
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