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Old 08-23-2005, 08:58 PM   #1
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Default How to remove those black spots on the inside of the rim?

Anyone know? I seems to be getting worse and worse. everytime I wash my car I remove the wheels but I cannot seem to remove those black spots and it's making my wheels (on the inside) look like ****. I have a few on the outside of the wheels but they aren't as bad.

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Old 08-23-2005, 09:02 PM   #2
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try royal purple degreser. caution will melt paint, metal used spairingly.
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Old 08-23-2005, 09:11 PM   #3
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will it be safe for my V7 Wheels?

some of it is grease like but most of it is small black spots that don't look like grease, tar.

Thanks for the suggestion

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Old 08-23-2005, 09:28 PM   #4
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dawn or other dish soap may help
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Old 08-24-2005, 05:26 AM   #5
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they're probably little bits of tar, I get them on the inside of my wheels too. Every few months I'll take some cleaner wax and some elbow grease to the inside of my rims, gets them off pretty easily. Wax often and those spots will be easier to remove.
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Old 08-24-2005, 08:54 AM   #6
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WD40 works great
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Old 08-24-2005, 02:20 PM   #7
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WD40 works great
That's exactly what I used for mine, worked fine
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Old 08-24-2005, 09:28 AM   #8
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I've got those spots too! I can't figure it out. It's not tar, in fact, it doesn't feel like anything when you rub it. I've used everything from P21S Wheel Cleaner, Dawn, Simple Green, Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, even a clay bar. I can not remove them! Looks like a defect from the factory or something. I wish I remembered how they looked when I first got the car.
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Old 08-24-2005, 09:49 AM   #9
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You may be referring to little cinders of brake pad material that get thrown off when your brakes are hot. Basically, a chunk of brake dust.

If so, there is nothing that will wash them off. You have to remove them with a scraper. I use a nylon putty knife, which is stiff enough to do the job, but won't dig into the wheel or paint. Soak with wheel cleaner, then gently scrape where needed, then use wheel cleaner to finish up any residue.
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You may be referring to little cinders of brake pad material that get thrown off when your brakes are hot. Basically, a chunk of brake dust.
Interesting, never thought of that. I haven't pushed the brakes hard at all...yet. (track day coming up ) I'll have to take a pic next time my wheels are off.
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It may sound dumb, but my friend wanted to clean his wheel (inside) but is way too dirty for wheel cleaner with agressive brush, so we decided to wet sand it.
In the end we got it clean up, sure, we might sand off some clear coat, but u can respray some after (we didn't bother). Just make sure you clean it good with soap or anything once a month so they won't stick.
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Old 08-25-2005, 10:09 PM   #12
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Mcguires rim cleaner.Spay on hose off.Awesome stuff
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