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Old 07-26-2008, 01:51 PM   #1
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I just used a wheel cleaner from autozone on my wheels and as I was rinsing them off, I noticed that the finish was bubbling in the center of every wheel. I didn't leave the spray on more than 5 minutes at most and I have used wheel cleaner many times before. Has this happened to anyone else?


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Old 07-26-2008, 03:24 PM   #2
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Probably something that happens over time. What kind of wheels cleaner do you use?
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Old 07-26-2008, 05:32 PM   #3
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I know some wheel cleaners have a etching type acid for aluminum brushed wheels (I used to use it on my Suburban) a possibility you purchsed it?
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Old 07-27-2008, 12:59 AM   #4
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I know some wheel cleaners have a etching type acid for aluminum brushed wheels (I used to use it on my Suburban) a possibility you purchsed it?
This is not a cleaner that is supposed to be for brushed wheels. It says safe for all wheels on it, and as I mentioned, I have used this type of spray before. I have not used this brand, however. I am really pissed that this happened.
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Old 07-27-2008, 07:18 AM   #5
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that part of the wheel may not have been sanded enough or debri may have collected prior to painting it.
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Old 07-27-2008, 09:33 AM   #6
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that part of the wheel may not have been sanded enough or debri may have collected prior to painting it.
You mean from the factory? I haven't painted the wheels...
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Old 07-27-2008, 09:34 AM   #7
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Probably something that happens over time. What kind of wheels cleaner do you use?
This one was Autozone brand.
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wheel cleaner is unnecessary and almost always does more damage than it is worth
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Old 07-27-2008, 04:20 PM   #9
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wheel cleaner is unnecessary and almost always does more damage than it is worth
Now you tell me...
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Old 07-27-2008, 04:57 PM   #10
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Now you tell me...
you fell for the hype

lotsa people do

MANY get filthy rich on this failure of logical thought process
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Old 07-27-2008, 05:02 PM   #11
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you fell for the hype

lotsa people do

MANY get filthy rich on this failure of logical thought process
Well, I have used them in the past and have never had any problems. I just spray the wheel and hose it off. This is the first time I have every had this problem with any of my cars. It looks like ****, but there's little I can do about it unless I want to buy a new set of wheels.
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I didn't leave the spray on more than 5 minutes at most and I have used wheel cleaner many times before.
I think most of those cleaners say to spray them off within 30sec or 1min. 5min may have been the problem.

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wheel cleaner is unnecessary and almost always does more damage than it is worth
It may be unnecessary, but it sure as hell makes cleaning the wheels easier. And "almost always does more damage" seems like a horribly unrealistic claim. I have 8 sets of wheels for my 3 cars right now and have been through another 5 sets over the years. Can't say I've ever had any damage as a result of (properly) using various wheel cleaners.

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