Good product to remove wheel grime?

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  1. dano

    dano OT Supporter

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    I have stock 16x7 SVT Focus rims on my (duh) '03 SVT Focus, like these ones:

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    In the corners on both sides of the spokes, I've gotten a brown grime that got really bad after winter. I washed the shit out of the rims and it doesn't go away.

    I fear the clear coating on the rims is starting to break up and the brown discoloration will be there forever. Is there any last ditch effort product that might remove it?
     
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    I clay my wheels, wax them and seal them. That helps for future washings and cleanings.
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    If the coating on the wheels is breaking down, nothing will save it. Stripping and recoating the wheels runs around $100 each.
     
  4. dano

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    It's not chipping and peeling, just getting brown in the corners on the spokes and no amount of washing is taking it off. Is there a product that will remove it safely?
     
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    Try claying and polishing it.
     
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    I think he's referring to baked on Brake Dust
     
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    Prolly. Road salt during winter + dirt = brown as well.
     
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    I know what he is referring to, again, I suggest clay and polish. Most wheel cleaners strong enough to remove something like that are also strong enough to possibly damage the finish.
     

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