Read the label carefully

Date Joined: Dec 10, 2006
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Stupid mistake on my part, i should've read the back more carefully. I had polished aluminum rims and used a chrome cleaner that ripped the polish right off the rim.

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Date Joined: Jul 10, 2007
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So What Do You Do For That? He wrote… Stupid mistake on my part, i should've read the back more carefully. I had polished aluminum rims and used a chrome cleaner that ripped the polish right off the rim.

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Date Joined: May 16, 2008
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Very bad mistake that I am sure you will not be doing again anytime soon. Were you just having an off day or what was going on?

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Date Joined: May 16, 2008
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Ouch. Being a girl I always triple check what I'm using and ask my dad if its ok to use on the car. Unless I've used it before like my car wash soap. I'd cry if I did something like that.

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Date Joined: Jul 02, 2008
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If it took the finish off I'm not sure there is much you can do. Try to take it to a paint and body specialist and see what they say. You may end up having to buy new rims. When it comes to car products reading the label, in my opinion, is a must!

George

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Date Joined: Mar 18, 2009
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Date Joined: Mar 16, 2009
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I pretty much just take my car through the car wash and have it cleaned by the specialist machinery. I trust them to use what is best. If I clean it at home I use washing up liquid and it usually works fine and doesn't cost the earth.

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Date Joined: Aug 28, 2009
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There is an attachment you can buy from Meguires for POLISHING ALUMINUM. You can polish by hand which will kill you or get the power ball I describe along with their aluminum polish. Put it on the drill and enjoy getting the oxidation OFF that the acid based cleaner caused. You can also try NOXON metal polish BY HAND. By far the best thing to bring aluminum back to life is CAPE COD metal polishing cloths. I have had the same can for twenty years! GOOD LUCK! Ben

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