Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Saturday April 25, 2015
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC General > Car Care & Detailing

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-09-2011, 08:46 PM   #1
moneymike1988
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 201338
Join Date: Jan 2009
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: california
Vehicle:
2007 STI
SWP

Default water spots etc on pwdercoat wheels

Hello, just got some rotas pwdercoated flat black. They have been sitting on a car for a while so there is some hard water spots etc. I tried vinegar no luck. Any suggestions? Thanks
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
moneymike1988 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2011, 09:52 PM   #2
MyNewSubaru
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 292817
Join Date: Aug 2011
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Ocoee, TN
Default

Have you tried any type of wheel cleaner?
MyNewSubaru is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2011, 10:33 PM   #3
TXwrxWagon
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 191557
Join Date: Oct 2008
Chapter/Region: TXIC
Location: Rockwall-East DFW
Vehicle:
2004 WRX Wagon
WRB not so minty fresh

Default

nothing will take them off in a spray/rinse fashion.... you gotta get down there and rub with a microfiber towel.

No free-lunch with wheel cleaning... good old, american elbow grease. I prefer Dawn dish-liquid on anything that sees road grime/tar/grease. or Simple Green 100% no dillute...expensive but it seems to take most anything out.

Rob
TXwrxWagon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2011, 02:42 AM   #4
moneymike1988
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 201338
Join Date: Jan 2009
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: california
Vehicle:
2007 STI
SWP

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TXwrxWagon
nothing will take them off in a spray/rinse fashion.... you gotta get down there and rub with a microfiber towel.

No free-lunch with wheel cleaning... good old, american elbow grease. I prefer Dawn dish-liquid on anything that sees road grime/tar/grease. or Simple Green 100% no dillute...expensive but it seems to take most anything out.

Rob
Tried nu finish today seemed to help. I was kinda contemplating simple green, its not gonna be too harsh, thanx guys
moneymike1988 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2011, 02:02 AM   #5
patrick smith
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 92925
Join Date: Aug 2005
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: Don't let friends drive stock
Vehicle:
STi w/Polka Pickle
vf39 SEE YA !!!!

Default

use a clay bar, and detail lube, then buff with a rubbing compound if needed. Just like if you were trying to get spots off paint. ive done it a million times,, works perfect. Rims are harder to do, but the idea is the same.


ive done it to my powder coated wheels..

patrick smith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2011, 02:32 PM   #6
jimbosv650
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 261307
Join Date: Oct 2010
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Miami,FL
Vehicle:
04 wrx wagon
WRB

Default

As stated above, Simple Green concentrate. I get it at Lowe's.
jimbosv650 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2011, 02:57 PM   #7
pheonix991
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 154173
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Ghetto, AR
Vehicle:
2006 STI

Default

Once they're clean you should wax them. It'll be sooo much easier to clean them after they're waxed.
pheonix991 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2011, 11:44 AM   #8
dingobite
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 82391
Join Date: Mar 2005
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Lou. ky
Vehicle:
08 OBP Sti
stg2.... 279awhp, 299tq

Default

i went 50/50 water simple green seems to get everything except hard grease to lift off the wheel. Im thinking if theres zero clear on your flatt color like rota paints youll have a rough time cleaning no matter what as its just a dirt magnet to hard paint.

I used meguires all purpose cleaner for grease that dish soap water or the simple green wont clean.
dingobite is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help! Hard water spots on wheels *pics* TigsteRz Car Care & Detailing 10 09-08-2008 02:09 AM
what takes off water spots on exterior of windows? SOCIOPATH Car Care & Detailing 21 06-20-2006 07:15 PM
water spots on my seibon carbon fiber hood wrxunit8 Interior & Exterior Modification 4 06-19-2006 01:26 PM
aluminum/metal polish > water spots on glass pj_cab Interior & Exterior Modification 4 08-17-2005 02:13 PM
Hard water spots on paint lushboy Legacy Forum 15 09-09-2002 08:29 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:16 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2015 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.