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Question cleaning vintage ET wheels?

I found these wheels a while back at my uncles house and from what I can tell, they are 14x9 unilug ET IV wheels, but I do not know what they are made out of. Aluminum? Anyway, I was thinking about cleaning them up and would like to know what to use. Any ideas?


1967 Camaro SS: 406 sbc, 522hp/514 ft lbs, Doug's 1 3/4" headers, M20, posi, 3.73's, vintage air gen IV, IROC steering box, Comp Eng. weld-in sfc's & traction bars, chrome US Mags

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Re: cleaning vintage ET wheels?

Those look to be unsalvageable. Is that rotten aluminum? It looks to be really pitted.
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Re: cleaning vintage ET wheels?

You'll never get the OE satin finish back so..... start with a diluted muratic acid wash (pool acid). Then see if you can polish using a buffer and coarse grade compound. I like Mother's so I'd start with their metal polish, then mag wheel polish, then billet.

The other option is take them to a truck wash and let the guys their do their wheel magic. I've seen stops in LA turn the ugliest grimey Alcoas into things of beauty.

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Re: cleaning vintage ET wheels?

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Those look to be unsalvageable. Is that rotten aluminum? It looks to be really pitted.
No, its just dirt/sludge.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Oct 7th, 09, 09:59 PM
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Re: cleaning vintage ET wheels?

take them to some one that does powdercoating or rechroming and thay can dip them. if your lucky thay will come out looking very nice. you can send them to us and we will dip them for 30.00 plus shipping. you should be able to find someone closer just make sure thay give a sh*t about your parts
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