How do I clean these wheels?

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How do I clean these wheels?

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I've tried soap and water, normal metal clearer, WD 40 but no luck? Any ideas how to clean/shine the metal strip?Image

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Not a lot you can do IMO as that's under the anodising.

The only thing I can suggest is repeated light coats of Vaseline (petroleum jelly) then buffing with a soft cloth.

Over time this might improve the appearance - but don't expect great improvements ...

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they look like repro wheels? looks like there is corrosion under the laquer, only way to fix it is to remove the old laquer, polish and re laquer
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davidoft wrote: Mon May 22, 2023 2:57 pm they look like repro wheels? looks like there is corrosion under the laquer, only way to fix it is to remove the old laquer, polish and re laquer
I agree. Doable DIY, but it looks like the black paint is flaking too so it might be worth getting them done professionally.
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Thank you. Unfortunately, the car lives outside so will never be perfect

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Those look like Gasburners, but not sure if your wheels are originals or repro's.

Aluminium or Magnesium?

I would sand them and repaint/respray the black and I would spray the 'polished' parts silver/aluminium.
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They're definitely repros.
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Does it say heritage above the crest on the centre cap?

i have those, bought from jbm wheels? and mine are starting to go in a few places under the clear on the rim. mine is garaged too.
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If they're magnesium no paint will last. There's something in the mag that makes painting impossible. Only long term solution is to re-anodise professionally.

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RobFrost wrote: Mon Jun 19, 2023 7:31 am If they're magnesium no paint will last. There's something in the mag that makes painting impossible. Only long term solution is to re-anodise professionally.

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neilbardsley wrote: Mon May 22, 2023 1:27 pm I've tried soap and water, normal metal clearer, WD 40 but no luck? Any ideas how to clean/shine the metal strip?Image

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Finding it quite hard to see as photo is quite blurred.

but i have had very good results by using scrunched up tinfoil lubricated with washing up liquid. Do not use the foil on the black bits.
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