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Unread 07-18-2011, 09:50 AM   #1
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Unhappy Polished Aluminum Blemishes

Hi all,
I have 22" Diamo polished aluminum rims that I put in my garage 4 months ago. I happened to walk by them last week and freaked out. All 4 rims are covered with little white-ish fleather-like blemishes. I'm thinking this is due to moisture rising from the garage floor??

Has anyone else experienced this or heard about this? How in the world can I get this out???

Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Unread 07-18-2011, 03:23 PM   #2
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Unfortunately its the clearcoat on the aluminum. It will have to be removed, and repainted. Cheaper wheels suffer from this all the time. Or if there was a small scratch this corrosion often spreads throughout...

You can strip the clear off the entire wheel using a good paint stripper, or what i like to use it "aircraft paint remover" it often comes in an aerosol can. Once the clear is off, you can sand and polish the AL if it needs it, then decide what you want to clear with. Cheap can of enamel clear just to sell the wheels, send them off for a professional powder coat, automotive grade poly clear... there are options, just need to decide how much work and money you want to put into the wheels.
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