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I have a 1981 Jaguar XJ6 with wire wheel and am seeing rust built up on the inner side of the wheel(Picture included). Is there any kind of spray to remove the rust or how do you get rid of it? Thanks jerry
 
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I have always loved Eagle One wire wheel cleaner. Spray it on, leave it on for a minute and hose it off. If there is still rust there then spray it on one small section and use a soft bristle brush to try to loosen up the rust and then hose it off. Careful when trying other products as they might leave a permanent haze on your wheel.
 
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I have a 1981 Jaguar XJ6 with wire wheel and am seeing rust built up on the inner side of the wheel(Picture included). Is there any kind of spray to remove the rust or how do you get rid of it? Thanks jerry
Disclaimer: Test first on an inconspicuous area, preferably on the inner side of the wheel!

Phosphoric acid. Available at commercial paint supply stores. This stuff is not terribly harmful to skin, do avoid it though and it will soften some paints.

Apply liberally and allow to sit for an hour or so, or overnight for serious rust . I have used it to transform a fully rust-covered chrome f150 shifter to fingernail sliding smooth chrome! It will convert oxidation to a potassium oxide powder that can be buffed off. On heavy, good-quality chrome most rust is on the surface having erupted like lava from a tiny microscopic pits in the chrome. If this is the case then PA will remove it all and seal the pits.

You can neutralize it afterwards with a base solution ( baking soda water ) if you want. Not required.

Used on plain steel with serious surface rust it will produce a dark blackish finish that will, without further treatment or painting, Remain stable for months even exposed to the elements. This surface is excellent for paint adhesion as well.

Wash and wax those rims.
 

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Thanks for the information I will give it a try...Thanks....Jerry
 
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Might be worth trying Bilt hamber Deox C ( or citric acid). I've not tried it on chrome yet but it works remarkably well on steel.
Manufacturer states it's harmless to chrome but I'd want to try it out on something not worth anything just in case.

For cleaning grime and gunge off chrome I've found that oven cleaner works quite well.
For cleaning accessible chrome i've found that a crumpled bit of tin foil and cola (probably as it contains a bit of phosphoric acid) works very well.

Question is, what is the best protection or wax to put on afterwards to prevent the rust coming through again?
 
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Yes thanks for the infor. What is the best way to keep the rust from coming back? Jerry
 
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The best way to keep the rust on the wire wheels from coming back is to remove the wire wheels and fit the proper alloy wheels. Yes, a smart-Alec answer, but these cars should not be fitted with wire wheels (the car is too heavy, the wires wheels are too heavy in terms of unstrung weight, and Jaguar warned against their use).
 
 
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