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Picked up some more wheels... wire wheel cleaning tips?!!

 
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Got these Daytonís with tires for a song.... I tried a little test on a small section with some mothers chrome. And at the rate this stuff works Iíll have to quit my job. What is an easy and safe way to get this dust and grime and slight rust?

 
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Get a tub and fill it with a combination of metal polish, hot water, and a gallon of metal rescue or similar rust dissolver. Basically a slow parts washer. And a toothbrush.
 
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Originally Posted by VancouverXJ6 View Post
Get a tub and fill it with a combination of metal polish, hot water, and a gallon of metal rescue or similar rust dissolver. Basically a slow parts washer. And a toothbrush.
Is that ok for tires? I donít want to dismount them
 
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Sell 'em and buy stainless steel ones
 
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Sell 'em and buy stainless steel ones
i literally bought them for the tires... Iím going to clean them and sell them
 
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Naval jelly def did most the trick.


 
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I'd be interested in1 or 2. thanks,
 
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Originally Posted by BradsCat View Post
I'd be interested in1 or 2. thanks,
Iíd kind of like to sell the set of 4 but I might be open to selling a couple. I can let you know once I get them fully shined up later in the week
 
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Take them into a shop that does baking soda blasting. The soda blast is very gentle, you can remove paint one layer at a time if you want. No need to dismount the tires, take them in as-is and they will come back beautifully polished.
 
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I'd be interested in one or two, depending on price. I'll keep and eye on this space.
 
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Well, Iím going to put them up on Facebook market and eBay probably... if anyoneís interested still let me know. Iíd like to sell all 4 at once but if a couple people want 2 thatís fine. PM me an offer. The wheels will clean up great once fully cleaned... since Iím not keeping them Iím not getting all the surface rust and tar off. You can see in the photos little black tar dots on some of the wheels... with a quick steel-wool, comes right off.










 
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Wondering why some are interested in only 1 or 2? The complete set is the better option
 
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Wondering why some are interested in only 1 or 2? The complete set is the better option
maybe they have a set but a couple are bent or curbed etc?
 
 
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