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rust looking stuff on wheels cant get off

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Old 01-02-2008, 04:42 PM
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i had 2 wait 3 days to take my car to the shop for brakes by the 2nd day my brakes were grinding... and now i have this rust stuff on my front wheel that looks horrible that i cant get off.. i have factory 2003audi A6 wheels... any help would be appreciated... should i use a strong acid or will that damage the wheel? anything that i can use to scrape it off?
 
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Old 01-02-2008, 05:00 PM
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"Karcher" do a traffic film remover, its called TRF200, its very good and used neat on your alloy's will do a great job, keep it away from the paintwork.Dilute 50 to one and use as a shampoo too, you may have to buy 5 gallons of the stuff but it keeps and you won't regret it. Hope this helps
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got a pic of the stuff?
 
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I don't think rotor metal shaveings can be removed with something formulated to remove traffic film (road dirt / oil / grime)

Try detailer's clay
 
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i was talking abt the rust looking stuff
 
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I don't think rotor metal shaveings can be removed with something formulated to remove traffic film (road dirt / oil / grime)

Try detailer's clay
wax and grease remover or soap and water, those are your best bet
 
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its pretty much brake dust thats burned into the wheels, it can also be metal particulate if you had semi matalic pads. best thing to do is, get a good brake cleaner (not brakekleen, something at removes brake dust) soak wheels and let it sit for about 5 minutes and rinse off, than go over it with a claybar to get off the stuff that really burned in, if your lucky youll get away with just cleaning them.
 
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