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This is a discussion on staines on 2011 wrx rims within the Detailing Forum forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; that looks really similar to my buddies old 09 Spec B Legacy he had. The wheels out of the blue ...

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    that looks really similar to my buddies old 09 Spec B Legacy he had. The wheels out of the blue just got stains like that on them and couldnt figure why and they could not be cleaned. Subaru ended up replacing them under warranty for him. His was a little worse then yours..was on the faces of them all as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doobis View Post
    that looks really similar to my buddies old 09 Spec B Legacy he had. The wheels out of the blue just got stains like that on them and couldnt figure why and they could not be cleaned. Subaru ended up replacing them under warranty for him. His was a little worse then yours..was on the faces of them all as well.
    That would be awesome, but how hard did he have to push to get them to replace them, and what part of the warranty covers stuff like that?

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    You'd be better off chasing that option if you bought the car brand new and rolled it off the lot with single digit mileage on it. I doubt any dealer would process a claim like that on a used car unless it was a physical defect that would sacrifice reliability. Sorry man.. not even sure if that option is worth wasting the time into.

    As far as the stains go, are they noticeable at 5ft? If not, I wouldn't worry about it much. If its a defect in the paint or something that has damaged the paint then the only way to really mitigate that is to have them re-painted or powder coated. You know you can get powdercoating in a very wide variety of colors.. solid/metalic/pearls.. etc.

    I have the same wheels on my black '10 and I'm considering having them powdercoated this winter in a nice gloss black. Not sure yet .. depends on how long I actually get to run my winter wheels this year
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    i dont think he pushed them to hard..He bought the car brand new and it had only like 1000miles on it before it showed up they couldnt clean them and it was very bad looking..all 4 wheels looked like cow blotches all over. So they just replaced them. I would imagine the 3/36 bumper to bumper would cover the wheel defects.

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    another question, I noticed that theres what almost looks like a sticker the same color of my car to the left of both back tires, does anyone know the purpose of this, I was assuming it was for some kind of added protection?

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    yea mean the clear bra film right infront of the rear tires? That is there to help not get rock chips on the paint.

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    The 'staining' you see is definitely from chemicals. I've seen the exact same marks on cars that have used stuff like Sonax FE and either didn't clean them off well enough after they sprayed, or didn't agitate what was sprayed, which is why you're seeing what looks like 'straight liquid sprays' on the wheels.

    Been 2 months since you posted but if you haven't found anything out, bump for that^

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    No there still there I kinda of have up on them for now, you think they are there for good?

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    No idea, I never touched them, just made a comment on them to friend's and noticed that it happens after someone doesn't properly move the chemicals around.

    The whole Sonax 'spray on and let it work' really is a bit misleading as it shouldn't be left there..it should be agitated.

    Have you tried other's recommendations? If it's anything like the others' I have seen, it really isn't noticeable unless you're right on top of the wheel. I would try their recommendations and maybe send an email to detailersdomain or autoaesthetica (both highly recommended) and ask them their thoughts as they both will take care of you without the hassle of buying products, although they will recommend them.

    Best bet is to try diluted APC (Meguiar's makes a good one) and see if you can get rid of some of the stains, short of compounding the wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmb8806 View Post
    I bought my 2011 wrx used with 26k, im assuming the previous owner did not wash the rims frequently enough because after my first wash i discovered these staines...anyone have any suggestions on how to get them out?
    They're ruined. Dealers use acid base wheel cleaner which isn't as bad as you think it is. They're spray on, spray off. If you forget to wash it off the brake dust gets infused with the clear coat because the acid based cleaner softens it after a while. once it hardens, you now have a new paint job

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    Just use a cleaner wax or a cutting compound, and don't skimp on the elbow grease.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nsibanez View Post
    They're ruined. Dealers use acid base wheel cleaner which isn't as bad as you think it is. They're spray on, spray off. If you forget to wash it off the brake dust gets infused with the clear coat because the acid based cleaner softens it after a while. once it hardens, you now have a new paint job
    this may be a long shot but if i got some of the cleaner that dealers use and it re softened the clear coat would that maybe clean it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmb8806 View Post
    this may be a long shot but if i got some of the cleaner that dealers use and it re softened the clear coat would that maybe clean it?
    It wouldn't hurt to try. I have the same thing, and found an old thread. I'll see if I can find it again. I've tried everything just about off the shelf and doesnt put a dent in it. Even CRC non-chlorinated brakleen...nothing

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    STi Wheels Ruined - Subaru Impreza WRX STI Forums: IWSTI.com

    I just read a few pages through it, saw they looked exactly like mine, so I'm going to get a custom paint sometime next spring for around 600 ish

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    and i thought i was the only one with stains JUST LIKE THESE! My wheels like IDENTICAL. Bought mine used with 11k miles and the wheels look just like this. I have tried various wheel cleaners and i have even tried the three stage wax on these wheels, but nothing seems to work.

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