Not sure if this is the right section to post this.
My wheels had some curb rash so I took it to a shop to get em polished. I picked them up the other day and they looked good, although there was a bunch of green dust stuck to my wheels from when they were polishing (it was a pain to get it off).
The problem is once I finished cleaning my wheels and tires, I noticed this white residue on the outer edge of my rims, right where they were polished. It kind of looks like the white haze you get when polishing chrome wheels, except for this crap doesn't go away. I tried scrubbing and polishing it, but it just doesn't go away.
I used Mother's All Wheel Cleaner which is safe for chrome. Not sure if the shop used some type of chemical that had a bad reaction with Mother's Wheel Cleaner.
Here are some pics:
Last edited by Massive; 06-18-2012 at 03:51 AM.
Take it back and ask them. That sucks sorry man.
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looks like they taped off and didnt do whole fim
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Yea, I already emailed them, they're closed on Sunday. I hope to hear from him tomorrow.
They have really good reviews and they guy seems like an honest dude, I hope to he gets this figured out.
I was thinking about going over it with WD-40? Think that's a good idea or should I just wait and see what they say. Don't want to do more damage by applying more chemicals to chrome.
Update: I talked to the guy and he said that whatever I used probably caused that since the material on the outer edge is not chrome anymore since it was polished. He recommended using Brasso to get it off and then to polish them.
This sucks, I can't wait to get off work so I can try to see if Brasso does anything.
I just read the fine print on the Mother's Wheel Cleaner: WARNING: For use on factory/OEM coated wheels and hubcaps only. Avoid polished or roughcast aluminum, billet or anodized wheels. Do not use on motorcycle wheels, casings or components.
Last edited by Massive; 06-18-2012 at 02:43 PM.
Yesterday I spend about 3 hours polishing my rims with a bunch of different stuff and I finally got some progress.
The outer edge is showing exposed aluminum like it's supposed to, but at least there's no more white stains or at least not as much.
I'm going to polish it some more in the upcoming weeks. At least it looks presentable now.