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Old 06-01-2010, 02:51 PM   #1
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water spots and general cleaning of spots on Alcoa wheels...:

Is there a miracle product out there than can make my life easier? My beav has huge beautiful Alcoa wheels but they could use some fine cleaning..... I have noticable water spots up close.

Thanks in advance!!!!
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Old 06-01-2010, 05:48 PM   #2
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You might want to try
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Old 06-01-2010, 06:21 PM   #3
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I used to use Mother's Aluminum polish and a Mother's Mini Power Ball to polish my aluminum wheels, but then I found Meguiars Mag & Aluminum Polish. The Mother's is good, but Meguiars is GREAT. I still use the Mini Power Ball - about $20 at Walmart.
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Old 06-01-2010, 06:23 PM   #4
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or bon ami for those bad water spots
I use mothers and polishing ball i purchased at a otr truck center, holds up better than the foamy one from parts stores
after the deep washings i DRY them and cover them, then as time permits i uncover and deep clean each one, this lasts a good while and thru some nasty storms
i did find that as soon as i get to where we are going if i lightly rinse them of road dirt and dry em they stay shiny a longer time
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I have a quick question. Are the inside wheels of the duals also alcoas? I'd like to get a set of aluminums and was wondering if it would be 4 wheels or 6. Thanks
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Normally the inside wheels are steel.
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Here is a tip that might help. I learned this from a local polishing shop I do business with. To help get that left over black polishing rouge you see, you can use corn starch to easily clean it off and leave a smooth finish. Also by using the corn starch and getting any left over polishing oils off the aluminum helps keep finger prints from showing up,
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I have a quick question. Are the inside wheels of the duals also alcoas? I'd like to get a set of aluminums and was wondering if it would be 4 wheels or 6. Thanks
My inside rears are Alcoa as well... (just got new toyo M154 16 ply 22.5's and I checked when the pulled the insides...)

I highly doubt it is necessary for coach builders to use such expensive wheels for the insides but Beaver cut no corners back in 1991 that is for sure... (at least on the Marquis)
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