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Old 02-18-2009, 09:58 AM   #26
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I asked the local wheel repair place about all this and they said they could repaint all four wheels for $200. This includes sanding, two coats of paint, and Dupont clearcoat. She says that she sees this ALL the time on wheels with this particular finish (Hyper Silver). People leave acidic wheel cleaners on too long and the paint beneath the clearcoat gets pulled out which then turns into a black stain. This paint is more expensive, too, which stinks.

Anyways, at least I know how much it would be if I were to go that route which is decent a price I guess. But back to how I can maybe take care of this on my own. So acid seems like the overwhelming solution? I mean it seems as if the staining is under the clearcoat. Would acid get rid of the stains underneath? And I really don't know where I can go locally to have this done. So nothing from local auto parts stores I could try first?
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Old 02-18-2009, 10:01 AM   #27
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I asked the local wheel repair place about all this and they said they could repaint all four wheels for $200. This includes sanding, two coats of paint, and Dupont clearcoat. She says that she sees this ALL the time on wheels with this particular finish (Hyper Silver). People leave acidic wheel cleaners on too long and the paint beneath the clearcoat gets pulled out which then turns into a black stain. This paint is more expensive, too, which stinks.

Anyways, at least I know how much it would be if I were to go that route which is decent a price I guess. The folks on autopia recommend an acid wash, but I'm wondering if that would get the staining out since it seems like the staining is underneath the clearcoat. You'll find me ONLY using soap and water after all this is taken care of Never really been a fan of wheel cleaners since I washed my rims every week or two.
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Old 02-18-2009, 11:15 AM   #28
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Any suggestions on what brand polish?
Flitz. Its stronger than most, and it also leaves protection. More expensive than most, but you get what you pay for.
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Old 02-18-2009, 11:18 AM   #29
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You'll find me ONLY using soap and water after all this is taken care of Never really been a fan of wheel cleaners since I washed my rims every week or two.
Thats the way to go...wash often. Then there is no need for a cleaner. However if you find yourself in the position to need it, pick up p21s (s100) wheel gel. Best, safest, strongest.
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Old 02-18-2009, 11:34 AM   #30
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Flitz. Its stronger than most, and it also leaves protection. More expensive than most, but you get what you pay for.
Can this be purchased at Autozone, Pep Boys, NAPa, or something of the like?
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Old 02-18-2009, 11:44 AM   #31
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Can this be purchased at Autozone, Pep Boys, NAPa, or something of the like?
I'm pretty sure you can. Don't know if you can just get a tube of it. I have seen polishing kits at stores, but that may be more stuff than you need/want to buy. I buy mine, oddly enough, from a gas fireplace store, who just sells tubes of it.
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Old 02-18-2009, 11:50 AM   #32
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OK, thanks. I'll see if I can find some. Keep the suggestions coming.
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Old 02-18-2009, 11:54 AM   #33
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....I'm not sure if you have a True Value or Ace Hardware out there, but you could try those. Also, outdoor/sporting goods shops that sell knives/guns may also be an option.
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Old 02-18-2009, 12:09 PM   #34
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Hmmm...not good. Found a post on the Infiniti forums discussing these same black stains an owner with a G35 has. Those wheels have same kind of paint finish as my rims.

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The stains are stains, but rather lack of paint. The paint is not durable and has been removed, probably by some wheel cleaner. You are seeing the black primer underneath. The only solutions are to refinish or replace the rims.
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Old 02-18-2009, 04:40 PM   #35
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those wheels are RUINED, send them to me at your cost and I'll properlu dispose of them. =D
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Old 02-18-2009, 04:51 PM   #36
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Haha...let me get right on that.
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Old 02-18-2009, 05:10 PM   #37
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Haha...let me get right on that.
thanks, appreciate it. I'll send you a pocketful of lint and a few quarters for your time.

Looking good BTW.
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....I'm not sure if you have a True Value or Ace Hardware out there, but you could try those. Also, outdoor/sporting goods shops that sell knives/guns may also be an option.
Yep gun,knife, BBQ, rv, marine, aviation, atv motorcycle, janitorial, kitchen bath, etc..... Lot of industry uses.
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