“I have rust on my OEM used wheels!”

March 11th, 2010

Sorry I haven’t been blogging! My dog recently had puppies & I had to stay home with her! I know you guys were dying to read my blogs, huh? Totally kidding. Well let’s get to the point, shall we?

There is no doubt that your OEM Alloy Wheels are prone to get rusty over the years.. But oh well, you just have to deal with it & try to clean it the best you can. So I’ve researched some steps to help you rid of those ugly stains.

 Let’s look at the Jeep Liberty rims ; if you notice, I’d say about half of them are machined/brushed aluminum, which means that they are more likely to get white stains (which are the rust stains). Here are some ways to get rid of them, or make them less noticeable:

 1. Buy a rust remover that’s safe for your aluminum wheels.
2. When you work in the liquid, make sure you follow the instructions on the back of the bottle; don’t think you know how to do it if you’ve never done it before.
3. Let it sink in to the rusted areas for a decent amount of time.
4. Brush the rusted areas of the rims with a nylon scrubber.
5. If you got the stains out with Step 4, then don’t read this one. But if you still have some sort of white-ish stain, use a steel wool scrubber until it comes off. Don’t apply too much pressure because you’ll eventually make deep scratches into the aluminum.
6. Rinse the wheels with water to remove all of the remains of the rust remover; then wash with soap & water.
7. Rinse it again, then polish them (:

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