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Old 08-03-2015, 09:21 PM   #1
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Cleaning Aluminum Wheels

Whats best way to get hard water spots off? Tried polishing but didn't help.
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I just dry them the same as the rest of the rig then use the same wax I use on the truck.
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I use Mothers wheel polish.
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Old 08-03-2015, 11:39 PM   #4
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careful with those rims.....some have clearcoat on them.
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Old 08-04-2015, 09:40 AM   #5
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Old 08-04-2015, 09:52 AM   #6
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If they have clear coating on them then the water spots should come of easily with any wax or cleaner. If not clear coat then I would suggest Busch Aluminum polish, it is the best I have ever used.
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This is not to the OP problem but a little info for others. If the wheel is not clear coated and left dirty for a long time you can clean off the oxidation with Lysol toilet bowl cleaner. Follow the directions for cleaning the toilet bowl. It has a mild acid in it and will clean the wheel in prep for polishing. I use Flitz or Mothers. Wheel polish with Flitz and hand polish with Mothers.
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Busch, Mothers are good for un-coated aluminum wheels. Also, motorcycles shops sell products that are especially good to polish metals, and you may find something there for your water spots.
Some years ago I had an older coach with coated aluminum wheels and the coating was damaged and the wheels looked terrible. I used various solvents and lots of elbow grease to remove the coating and then I polished the wheels just like a normal aluminum wheel. The looked great.
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