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    staines on 2011 wrx rims

    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?
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    are you talking about those little finger looking things?

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    Have you used any wheel cleaner at all first?? I know it's not the best but I have used Mothers spray on wheel cleaner and it worked pretty good.

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    what happens when you scrub them? Have you tried using a cleaner wax or VERY mild abrasive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WrxPower View Post
    Have you used any wheel cleaner at all first?? I know it's not the best but I have used Mothers spray on wheel cleaner and it worked pretty good.
    was that the foaming wheel cleaner? It does a pretty good job... not like a Brown Royal or other online product... but for OTC definitely cuts into the dirt pretty decently.

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    Yes the foaming one. It does do a good enough job for me. For being OTS it's not bad.

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    the only thing ive tried was a wheel cleaner made by 3M, saw it and figured id give it a shot. I rubbed pretty hard but that didnt work even a little bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmb8806 View Post
    the only thing ive tried was a wheel cleaner made by 3M, saw it and figured id give it a shot. I rubbed pretty hard but that didnt work even a little bit.
    I really would try the cleaner wax or mild abrasive. Look for meguiars 105 at autozone or a place like that if cleaner wax doesn't work.

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    thanks ill try that

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    it actually looks like someone tried to clean them before with something and it was left to long or something.

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    yeah im kind of worried that thats what it may be, its not too noticeable, but it still bothers me

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmb8806 View Post
    yeah im kind of worried that thats what it may be, its not too noticeable, but it still bothers me
    I would just get a very light compound and/or cleaner wax and a little yellow pad and buff it out. It shouldn't take to long and will definitely give the wheel a little extra shine anyway... so it couldn't hurt.

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    Someone used a 3M scotch bright pad and tried to clean them taking some of the surface off. That stinks, Time for a custom POWDER COATING
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    Quote Originally Posted by dolson1120 View Post
    Someone used a 3M scotch bright pad and tried to clean them taking some of the surface off. That stinks, Time for a custom POWDER COATING
    I have to say... I love the color my wheels are and the way they go with the blue... I wouldn't powder coat... on another color I guess I could see how one might want to do it though.

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    You own a subaru WRX, get it dirty. Mostly kidding, looks like an oil residue that was left over.

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