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post #1 of 14 Old 12-14-2012, 03:54 PM Thread Starter
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I need to clean these nasty Alcoas

What can I do to clean up these wheels? I'm open to any suggestions.

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wheel acid

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Where do I get this?

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I bought alumibrite from a local paper and chemical company. Worked wonders on my wheels. Just make sure you dilute it. And keep it away from glass.
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Ummm wow. Just for my information, how long has it been since you cleaned those things. No flaming intended just drinking

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You can usually get acid from bigger truck stops. Mix it 50/50 with water and put it in a weed sprayer or Windex bottle, spray on, let is sit for one minute and wash off. The problem with acid is that it oxidizes the aluminum and makes them look kinda white but they look X10 better. We found that the best stuff is actually concrete cleaner. If you want to go the extra mile and polish them, I can give you a polish recipe that works very good.


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If they are pitted to bad you might have to get you some warm water and some 1000 grit sand paper and wet sand them to shine them back up, then polish them up pretty good.

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I dont think anything in a bottle is gonna help those. Gonna take good ole elbow grease,sand paper and soap and water.....okay so I guess soap and water comes in a bottle but you get my point.

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I dont think anything in a bottle is gonna help those. Gonna take good ole elbow grease,sand paper and soap and water.....okay so I guess soap and water comes in a bottle but you get my point.
No i assure you this will clean them.. it was originaly made to clean aluminum cattle trailers. you simply spray it on in a 50/50 mix rub it with a brush or rag after it has set for about 3 min. i used it about two months ago to take paint off aluminum wheels. it will not hurt the aluminum in any way plus leaves a nice shine.
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Ummm wow. Just for my information, how long has it been since you cleaned those things. No flaming intended just drinking
They are the wheels on one of my dads cranes. We're switching things up and it's gonna be my crane so I want to get it looking rite! JD thanks a lot ill def be trying that stuff ASAP

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