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Old 05-19-2012, 09:48 AM
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Before going as far as steel wool maybe try a blue scotchbrite pad. Less chance of scratching.
Steel wool and scotch brite pads are both far more abrasive than an SOS pad that has the soap worked out a little. If the soap hasn't been worked out a bit prior to use, an SOS pad can be rather abrasive. The soap lubricates the surface, and greatly reduces the abrasiveness of the steel wool.
This method works wonders on chrome and alloy (coated or not) wheels.
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Try Castrol Super Clean, also do not use SOS or Steel wool or scotch brite pads. They will scratch up the finish. Use copper or brass wool. It looks like steel wool but goldish color. Marine supply houses carry it. You can special order through ace hardware also. Comes in different sizes fine, medium and course. I use this all the time when I restore old bicycles with fairly delicate finishes.
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I tried absolutely everything to no avail. I ended up taking my truck to a local detail shop. He used an acid on the wheels and they came out nice and clean. I've gotten rid of the crappy Ford pads too.
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I tried absolutely everything to no avail. I ended up taking my truck to a local detail shop. He used an acid on the wheels and they came out nice and clean. I've gotten rid of the crappy Ford pads too.
I guess you were to the point of "nothing to lose" like I suggested. I'm surprised I didn't suggest ceramic brake pads as they produce less dust which is grey not so much black and are easier on your rotors than semi-metallic pads. I recently by mistake bought some Eagle-1 chrome wheel cleaner thinking it was all-wheel cleaner (the dang bottles are identical) and it is an acid based cleaner. In case you need acid in the future.
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Good to hear you finally got em clean & it was a good idea to have a detail shop use the acid cleaner, as they know how to do it.
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