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Truck Problem 1: Brake rust on wheels!

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by bigjeeping, Mar 1, 2006.

  1. bigjeeping

    bigjeeping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 903

    Prior to my brake job, they were grinding pretty bad and one of my wheels has a gold tint now. Anyone know a product that will take that brake dust off?

  2. ajordan193

    ajordan193 LawnSite Senior Member
    from WNY
    Messages: 460

    maybe try some simple green that stuff works wonders.
  3. CrewCutEnterprises

    CrewCutEnterprises LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 898

    simple green will destroy the wheels.
    Be careful if you use it.

    Use a wheel cleaner like mag wheel cleaner, That would be first. I did the same thing to my integra but luckily i own bronze rims, The rust is hard to get off.

    Or try aluminum polish on a rag or a buffer. Try the rag first.
  4. befnme

    befnme LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,413

    autozone has a polised wheel ckleaner called _ _ _ _ _ brite ? cant remember the whole name but i think eagle one makes it .

    UNISCAPER LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,426

    We use polish for aluminum wheels. It will make your hands black, calous your fingers and is alot of work, but you will be able to see your reflection in the wheels when you are done. The polish is pretty much at any good auto parts store.

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,138

    Try a local detail shop.
  7. Larry Davis

    Larry Davis LawnSite Member
    Messages: 116

    I have the same problem on my Dodge. Have not tried chrome polish yet but, I can definitely tell you, don't waste your money on any of those products that come in spray bottles that say they are for cleaning wheels. I've tried them all from every auto parts store.
  8. befnme

    befnme LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,413

    if you go to a tractor trailer truck wash just give 'em a 5er and ask them to put alumabrite on it. only leave it for like 30 seconds or so that stuff is very caustic and will turn polished aluminum white if you dont scrub it and get it right off.
  9. bigjeeping

    bigjeeping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 903

    Well I used Turtle-Wax Wheel Cleaner to penetrate the rust, then used a wire brush to losen it up and some towels to scrub it off. Then some Aluminum Polish! I can see my relflection on those bad boys now!

    Still working on the trailer hitch.......... :dizzy:

  10. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,613

    Holy sh!t, those dont even look like the same rims dude!!! :cool:

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