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Old 05-19-2014, 08:34 PM   #1
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Wheel cover cleaning and buffing

I took off my wheel covers thinking it would be much easier to clean and maybe get a little shine on them. They are not chrome of course so Mr. Smarty thought a little car wax would do the trick. Now there is residue from the wax, and I have tried liquid wheel cleaner and paint thinner with no good results. Any ideas?
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Old 05-19-2014, 09:06 PM   #2
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I did the same thing..
The only thing that removed it was a can of Mothers polishing cloth. I'm not sure if Mothers still makes the cloth in a can. The can i found in my garage was one I had for a while that I cleaned my Harley chrome with. Lucky for me, the cloth in the can was still usable. I tore off a small piece and started applying a lil pressure and Bamm !!! It all came off.. Good luck..
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Old 05-20-2014, 03:28 PM   #3
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Hi Andyfarmer.

I took a gander at your profile info to see what coach you have. A 2013 Newmar Bay Star would have stainless steel wheel covers which should clean up nicely with any automotive wax so I'm puzzled by your dilemma. Could you post a picture?
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I took off my wheel covers thinking it would be much easier to clean and maybe get a little shine on them. They are not chrome of course so Mr. Smarty thought a little car wax would do the trick. Now there is residue from the wax, and I have tried liquid wheel cleaner and paint thinner with no good results. Any ideas?
I only meant to show the hubcaps but I think the other pics came along.
Mine are 32 years old and 50,000 miles I did inside and outside of each cap I used a Dry Wash/ Wax product all in one, spray on and wipe off Tar and break dust hardy any rubbing. It didn't remove the gouges or rock pings though but sure gave a good shine. Try clicking ea picture it might give a close up view.
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