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Old 04-06-2012, 08:09 PM   #1
tidalwake
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Default Rusty metal on wheels

I had a brake pad failure that led to some metal on metal with my brakes. Now I have one wheel that is covered in what looks like metal fragments that have rusted on the surface of my wheel. I have tried some different cleaners and nothing seems to remove it. The wheels are painted with Grimmspeed gold paint, and I would like to see if there is something that will remove the crud from the wheel but not damage the finish.

The grime seems to be imbedded into the wheel surface, I have taken a pressure washer to it and it sticks around. Does anyone have any ideas on how to clean them up?
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:32 PM   #2
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Have you clayed it yet?
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:30 PM   #3
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Try iron x
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:53 PM   #4
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If iron X doesnt work you might have to go above with some acid cleaner.
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Old 04-07-2012, 07:43 PM   #5
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Yes, I have tried a clay bar. It seems as if the metal/rust is imbedded pretty deeply. At this point it seems like my best bet might be to strip them completely and repaint.
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Old 04-08-2012, 11:35 AM   #6
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Yes, I have tried a clay bar. It seems as if the metal/rust is imbedded pretty deeply. At this point it seems like my best bet might be to strip them completely and repaint.
....my next choice (in this scenario) would be to use a decontamination kit like Valugard ABC to help dissolve and release those ferrous particles from the paint. However, it could be a risk since we are not talking about an OEM finish.
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