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Removing alloy rust?

Ive saw the alloy cleaning thread but do those cleaners remove rust also?
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Re: Removing alloy rust?

alloy dont rust
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Re: Removing alloy rust?

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alloy dont rust
Nah, but steel wheels do. Maybe you have those?

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Re: Removing alloy rust?

Its correct in saying that alloys don't rust, but they do corrode, rust is corrosion, so maybe thats where the confusion comes in.

The answer in both cases would be no, wheel cleaner would not remove rust on steel wheels or corroson on alloys.

On steel wheels if its light rust / rust specks try T-Cut, failing that sand them down and paint them.

On alloys it depends on the finish, polished ones can be cleaned off and re-polished using metal polish such as peak or auto glym metal polish, painted wheels can be shot blasted clean and re-painted professionally or if the corrosion is not too bad then you can buy DIY repair kits wich come with paint and lacquer in them.
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Re: Removing alloy rust?

it is like corrosion, but when I was washing them before if I scraped it with my nail it came off, thats why I was thinking maybe a cleaner will take it off?
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Re: Removing alloy rust?

Its hard to say without seeing a picture.

What sort of condidtion is the wheel in underneath the corrosion?
Is the pant flaking / peeling off?

If the paint is fine under it then its not corrosion and is just a contaminant that has dried onto the surface, a wheel cleaner would remove that.

If you could get a picture up I'd know better.
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Re: Removing alloy rust?

yeah I think its a contaminent, Ill try a wheel cleaner on it and see what happens.
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Re: Removing alloy rust?

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On alloys it depends on the finish, polished ones can be cleaned off and re-polished using metal polish such as peak or auto glym metal polish, painted wheels can be shot blasted clean and re-painted professionally or if the corrosion is not too bad then you can buy DIY repair kits wich come with paint and lacquer in them.
I would have thought that alloy would be too soft to shot blast?
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