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Cast Aluminum Wheels

I am looking for a product any ideas or how to clean an old set of origianal cast aluminum rims or an older model Chevy Truck.
And suggestions would be appreciated.

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Welcome to Hotrodders...this is the Introduction forum so I am going to move your question over to Hotrodding Basics I think it will be seen more over there.



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I am looking for a product any ideas or how to clean an old set of origianal cast aluminum rims or an older model Chevy Truck.
And suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks

Dominick Harman
How bad are they now? Are they cast, machined, or polished? If they are heavily oxidized and pitted, you will need to either glass bead them (which will leave a rough surface) or use a caustic cleaner such as Naval Jelly for Aluminum. If the wheels are machined or polished you will need to put some elbow grease into bringing back the finish.
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I can tell you it is mostly elbow grease..i have a st of the old indy style rims for my car and while they were dirty and some corosion on them they cleaned up pretty good..I buffed the smooth areas to get then to shine again and then on the back side I blasted the rough as cast areas to clean those then painted those areas..came out fine...If one gets up close and personal one can see some flaws in them But then they are not new and they are a style tha tis not made any more..

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