ChrisX,chrisx said:I will be doing my wheels tonight (after claying and polishing my car) with Meguiars polish then wax.
I use Meguiars and picked it up from a local Super Cheap Autos. There are two ways to use the clay. 1st is with the detailing spray it comes with and the second and cheaper alternative is to use soap and water (what you use to wash the car). Basically it's a matter of keeping the area you are going to clay lubricated (no jokes here). I have only done it once myself but after a few minutes you get the hang of it. I did it with the detailing spray (comes with the clay kit) and then later found out about using soap and water. You just need to wipe it over the area a few times and then check by running your fingers over the same area and it should feel as smooth as glass. Here is the link to the product I use Meguiars Clay Kitottiehund said:
Tell me more about the clay thing - how do you do it etc... I had never heard of clay at all until it was mentioned a couple of times on other threads - what brand of clay do you use? - I have never seen it in the stores here - I normally go to Super Cheap Autos for my polish requirements etc.
Does it look like a stain of sorts? And no amount of rubbing or soap will take it off? If so, sounds like someone sprayed some brake dust remover on the wheels when they were hot and let it dry. I had a friends car (2000 Infinity I30) with something similar and I tried everything to get it out, but it looks like the stain was etched in from the chemicals in the product. (Do people not read the "rinse immediately" part of the instructions?)IdahoMtns said:I recently bought a '00 OB from a dealership. It looks like there's some kind of coating on them. It almost looks like they sprayed something on it & it ran. I tried scrubbing but I don't want to scratch them & it doesn't come off. Any idea what it might be & the best way to get rid of it?
Thanks for the reply!chrisx said:Like SalemSubie has said, if not willing to go to a professional, work your way up in abrasive levels and only on a small section. Once you find the product that can remove the stain (if there is one) and not damage the wheel, then you can do the rest of the wheels. I don't know if the metal polish mentioned is clear coat safe (assuming the wheels have a clear coat on them).