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Removing oxidation from Aluminum wheels

I recently purchased some slot wheels that are brushed aluminum. There is some oxidation marks on the rims. What can I use to remove this and clean them up? The wheels are not high shine I do not think.

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Steel wool and lots of elbow grease.
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If they have a clear coat on them, use a fine drywall sanding screen and do it dry while wearing a dust mask. Then start with 600 grit and work your way up to a mirror finish say 600, 800 then 1200. Then buff with aluminum polish and a pow-r-ball thingy. Wash them with clean water and a cloth and then apply a good coat of wax.
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get some wheel cleaner for chrome wheels (it should say do not use on alum. wheels) this will have acid in it
squirt it on and do some scrubbing with a green scrubby scotch brite and it will clean them right up
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