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Old 12-12-2017, 05:22 AM   #1
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Wheel water spots

My 2017 Aspire front wheels are severely water spotted, calcium, lime, etc. I understand I should not use anything abrasive, but short of those type of polishers, I'm not finding anything which will remove the spots. I contemplated using a Lime a Way or similar caustic type product, but the ones I've label read specifically preclude their use on painted surfaces. I'm assuming the coating on my wheels is some type of painted product? Anyone have experience with this and a recommendation?
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Old 12-12-2017, 05:32 AM   #2
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Get a buffer and some jewelry rouge. It’s best to buy a 10 inch buffing wheel. The wheel will look like new in no time. There’s a few threads on here with pictures.
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This will work unbelievably it is made just for that type of situation. Worked for me and many others. Wheel polishing tip that really worked.
Read the entire post some good tips by others that have used the products longer than I have.
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Mark, the Aspire wheels are uncoated polished aluminum.

Any auto store will carry aluminum wheel polish. That and elbow grease will get it done.

Iíve used a large number of different products and there is no substitute for elbow grease.

As mentioned, a good buffer and some jewelers rouge will have it looking like a newly chromed wheel.

I like that approach, but it does tend to make a bit of a mess.

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Mothers wheel polish works well and is available at Walmart. The Mothers foam ball that fits a drill requires less elbow grease to get them looking like new.

Have fun!
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Mothers wheel polish works well and is available at Walmart. The Mothers foam ball that fits a drill requires less elbow grease to get them looking like new.

Have fun!
The Mothers foam balls do not last long in the Florida heat, they fall apart in a short period of time. I have switched to the cloth balls and they seem to last a lot longer and take washing much better.. I purchase the Ryobi kit, but here are several others. https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_s...=1NACNN88GSB6J

Mothers is too much work. The Purple Stuff was a snap. But I still like the guy on the milk crate the best.
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Thanks for the info. I tried a site search, the thread referenced didn't come up.
Guess I need an education as to how to search. I'm ordering a purple polish kit as soon as I post this. I must have misunderstood as I thought our wheels had some sort of coating. Thanks again.
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I wasn't pleased with the mothers polish balls either. I recommend using a good rotary machine with a 6-8" polish wheel. Take off the hubs and lug bolt covers and go to town with your polish of choice.
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The Mothers foam balls do not last long in the Florida heat, they fall apart in a short period of time. I have switched to the cloth balls and they seem to last a lot longer and take washing much better.. I purchase the Ryobi kit, but here are several others. https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_s...=1NACNN88GSB6J

Mothers is too much work. The Purple Stuff was a snap. But I still like the guy on the milk crate the best.
http://www.irv2.com/forums/attachmen...4&d=1500859324

For those that didn't pick up on Chucks reference to a "polisher on a crate" ;-) 6 wheels / 75 bucks and a 10 dollar tip.
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I use White Diamond Metal Polish, you can get it at Walmart.
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Old 12-13-2017, 08:50 AM   #11
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I use Flitz. Have been using the 1lb can of paste for a number of years. I also use their Buff Ball - wash it every once and a while. It has lasted for about 5 years so far.

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This is how I do mine have driven Fuel trucks in the past and had all my aluminum polished even the cargo tanks and bulkheads. A buffer and rouge is the only way to get the damage off your are talking about. You will heat the aluminum surface with the wheel with friction and the rouge finishes the surface resulting in the mirror finish.


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Wheel water spots

I went to the coach in storage and was pressed for time so I only tried a small area on my wheel with a product called Polish All by Aero Cosmetics at http://www.washwax.com/ very promising results. Iíve used their Wax All and can attest to how it works which is fantastic and easy to apply.
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Old 12-13-2017, 12:42 PM   #14
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Has anyone bothered to have their wheels clear coated or coated with a ceramic coating?
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