Rim restoration

Discussion in 'Tires and Wheels' started by juicetoe, May 2, 2020.

  1. MrBhp

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    That wheel is aluminum right? It's not going to rust. That rust you see is the back of the rotor, I think. I wouldn't think scratching the back of the wheel is gong to adversely affect anything. Unless you put a heavy wire on it. Might start some finish peeling.

    My Dodge 4x4 is really hard on the front brakes, to the point of baking brake dust into the chrome wheel. No amount of pressure washing, scrubbing, or wheel cleaner of any type would touch it. I got frustrated to the point of giving up. I was standing over the wheel while applying some "Fast Orange" cleaner to my hands, some of it dripped onto the wheel. I came back later and that spot on the wheel was clean. Amazing. This bottle of Fast Orange sits outside by the water hose and it tends to separate in the container. It's no longer the consistency of toothpaste, but is more like water. That's the only way it will clean those wheels. A new fresh bottle of the stuff doesn't work nearly as well. Yes, it scratches them a bit, but they look much better than they did.
     
  2. WNYGT5-0

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    Ultra high polish food grade stainless...

    I wouldn’t have to guess if you told me.... lol
     
  3. WNYGT5-0

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    Just an FYI, aluminum rims will not rust... they will however in the presence of iron oxide, oxidize and consume themselves. If this doesn’t make sense I can show you some examples. Brake and rotor dust is easily removed with a little simple green and a white doodlebug. You are right, no amount of pressure washing will remove it mechanical separation by means of scrubbing is required. My f150 rotors and brakes produce quite a bit of rotor dust and rust.... CLR is what I use with great results. It should come off very easy, if not then you must stay on top of it more often. Most times I can just wipe it off with a clean rag.
     
  4. MrBhp

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    I do a bit of brewery work. Installed a few tanks. Designed and installed glycol systems. Re-worked burner and gas systems on direct fired kettles and tuns. And I'm both a homebrewer and professional brewer, when I feel like working very long days with very short pay.
     
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  5. RED09GT

    RED09GT Senior Member S197 Team Member

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    I have this orange oil cleaner I bought quite a while ago. It eats through brake dust and cleans the inside of wheels with a quick soak and wiping it away with a rag. So far it has not caused any damage on the wheels of any of my household vehicles.
     
  6. Flusher

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    What are your thoughts about making your own E85?
     
  7. MrBhp

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    I can neither confirm nor deny that I have any idea what you are talking about.
     
  8. WNYGT5-0

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    Permits are available and pretty easy to obtain. For a private citizen , producing your own ethanol isn’t viable. If you started a co op and made fuel for 20-30 people maybe...but the overhead and low return wouldn’t net you much. Those with the most to benefit are farmers producing their own bio diesel.
     
  9. WNYGT5-0

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    Yeah, I’m a pro brewer... grain to glass no problem.
     
    Last edited: May 22, 2020 at 3:47 AM
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