That is one of the reasons I went to different wheels, justified more
by the rearend swap. Such a pain to clean and polish to keep them looking
good. There are some products on the market to help clean the tarnish off.
If the intake is polished aluminum (not polished and clear coated) your
getting a dull looking finish as compared to the chrome like when it was
new. Go to the wheel department in parts store and look for polish for the
aluminum wheels and go at it. I've used many to include Mother Polish, is a
paste rub and clean-if used with a dremel tool, it'll just sling off. Some
make the same type thing but the can is kinda like a saturated cotton
material that you pull off a piece, rub till the tarnish is visible and
buff with a clean rag. Ever used Brasso to clean tarnished brass--same concept.
Wheel manufactures now offer clear coated polished wheels to keep the user
from having to polish ever other weekend..
If the finish is just road crime the above use of the such products will
work great-wheel cleaners i mean-not the spray stuff. Worst thing anyone
could do to anything that is polished aluminum is DO NOT PUT FANTASTIC, 409
OR EQUIVALENT product, it will actually eat into the finish and only way to
get the shine back is to polish with a buffer and compound. If Fantastic is
used the finish will turn into a milking whitish film and you'll be cussing
yourself for the next 3 weekends it'll take to get the chrome like finish
At 10:11 PM 10/12/04 -0500, Carl & Becky Ham wrote:
>Anyone have some suggestions, a 'miracle' cleaning method or etc. before I
>get the polish out and rub my fat fingers raw trying to get into the
>cracks and corners?
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