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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-03-2011, 08:20 PM Thread Starter
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Cleaning cast aluminum wheels

I've got what looks like water spots on my wheels. Eagle 1 wheel cleaner does not remove them. I'm thinking maybe an aluminum polish might solve the problem. Anyone have any suggestions or recommendations.
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I have to laugh because I've spent hours cleaning my 28 spoke aluminum wheel on the RGU. I'm using Mothers Aluminum wheel and Mag cleaner. Put it on and rub off black tarnish over and over and over..... Yes they are starting to look new again BUT I figured once the black tarnish doesn't show on the terry cloth...Its wax time. I can report there is no end to tarnish.
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Diamond Brite Tool Box Polish...you can get it at Lowe's (home improvement) in the tool box section. Its about 12 bucks a bottle...works like a charm. I have used this stuff for years.
Works great on chrome too. I use it on our cars, truck & bikes.

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I've not specifically used on aluminum wheels....but, I've used Turtle Wax chrome polish and rust remover on any piece of metal on several bikes. The stuff is cheap but works like magic on everything I've applied it to from chrome to removing exhaust discoloration on brushed metal.

Don't let the bottle or price fool you...it's good stuff. Worth a try.
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Tracy.... Thanks Sis! I will give it a try. I have to be careful what I use don't harm the black paint on the Wheels. Man, I can't wait to replace those wheels.... Did I say how I hate Aluminum?
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Just be sure to check the label on any chrome polish. Unless things have changed, it used to be that most chrome polish would hurt aluminum, and would always say on the label not to use on aluminum parts.
Mothers aluminum polish is what I always used though when I had bare or polished aluminum parts. However polishing sucks, thats why everything I have is painted black now






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This is the product I use, it's great on just about everything. Give it a try and you won't be sorry: http://www.californiacustom.com/purp...al_polish.html
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Picked up a bottle of diamond brite today. Tested it out on a section of my front wheel. All I can say is this stuff kicks azz! Rub it on, let dry, wipe off. Very easy to use! Thanks Tracy.
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That is very good to hear. I am going to stop in at Lowes tomorrow.
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