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Post  Admin on 4/27/2008, 23:09

I have a set of Centerline mag wheels that I have to polish constantly because they oxidize.
Does anyone no of a product or procedure that keeps them from getting so oxidized that they don't even look like the same wheel? Or something that will clean them without so much elbow grease?
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Post  NesOne on 4/29/2008, 02:13

Not sure what you're using, but have you tried Mothers?
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Post  Admin on 4/29/2008, 07:11

I have been using Eagle One mag wheel polish but it takes too much elbow grease.
I haven't used Mothers yet, would I be impressed? The biggest problem is that the dirt sticks to them bad. They don't stay clean long.
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Post  NesOne on 4/29/2008, 08:20

Nah, you won't be impressed, I think it's the same as Eagle One. I guess you can try to use your brakes less Very Happy , isn't it the brake dust that normally causes them to get dirty?
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Post  Admin on 4/29/2008, 08:38

Well, when you scrub them enough and get that black nasty crap on your rag, I bet a lot of it is brake dust.
It sticks bad. I wondering if I should try waxing them to keep all that grime from sticking to them.
I like aluminum wheels but they are a pain in the arse.
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Post  NesOne on 4/30/2008, 00:46

How about spraying a layer of WD-40? That way you can wipe it off real easy... Back in the day my friend would spray his dirtbike down when we went riding, and when we got home, he'd just grab a rag and waalaahhh, all gone.
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Post  Admin on 4/30/2008, 08:51

Hey, that's a thought. I might try that.
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Post  Admin on 5/2/2008, 08:59

Well, after 3 days at 3hrs. a day I finally got those wheels cleaned and polished..
I can tell you this, the stock wheels are going to be on for the winter from now on.
My after-market ones are only going to be used for the summer..

I didn't want to use something too abrasive but I didn't have a choice.
I used those scouring pads for dishes and that mothers wheel polish that Nes mentioned.
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Post  Admin on 5/23/2008, 08:57

I found something, This is the greatest I have used yet. My dad found it and was telling me about it.
I was thinking yeah right, everyone seems to think they use the best. He let me use some of this on my wheels after I have already done it with mothers and I couldn't believe it, these aluminum wheels look like chrome now.
I'm sold!!. They also have a shield to keep them from oxidizing again. Lasts up to a year they say..
http://www.innate.com/Supplies/Wizards/Wizards.htm
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