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Old 08-17-2011, 04:13 PM
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So In preperation for selling the Burban... The Rims have to be cleaned...

Before:
Thats like baked on Brake Dust from when his caliper was locked up.



I was originally using Dawn dish soap and it was working... slowly. So I went inside to find something else to use. While looking in the Chemical Cabinet I found a near new thing of Oven Cleaner. I figured, baked on grease... baked on brake dust... worth a try.



AMAZING!!! They aren't finished yet... but look way better. I'm gonna do it again tomorrow and let it sit for longer.

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Windex and steel wool will do wonders too. Thats what I used on some polished wagon wheels I have for sale and they look like new from before!
 
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Steel wool on chrome?
 
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They look better but I'm curious as to the long term outcome of them. I wonder if oven cleaner will make the wheels peel over time?
 
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I guess if she's getting rid of it it's not a problem for her.
 
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Originally Posted by Thogert View Post
Steel wool on chrome?
Already made that mistake... they have surface scratches in them. For Polished Aluminum I think steel wool might be fine.

Also used that to get the brake dust off the paint... dulled the paint up. Stupid me.

Anywho, put another coat of Oven Cleaner on there and probably gonna leave it for an hour or so. I figured why wait til tomorrow... I've got time

Edit: Yeah, I'm slightly concerned about them peeling... but they are already peeling in the back due to the hubby not taking care of them.
 

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Steel wool on chrome?
Not the 'classic' steel wool.. the stainless coarse looking stuff. The kind you can use on no-stick pans and enamel stoves. Doesnt scratch anything but raw aluminum. Prolly even work on powder coat
 
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Not the 'classic' steel wool.. the stainless coarse looking stuff. The kind you can use on no-stick pans and enamel stoves. Doesnt scratch anything but raw aluminum. Prolly even work on powder coat


That stuff?
 
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Get yourself a can of Nevr-dull. Worked great on the chrome on my Chevelle 15 years ago! Bought a new can last week and it worked great on the chrome on my XS750 that I just pulled out of the barn.
 
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That stuff.. usual disclaimer : 'try on a test surface first.'
 

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