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Unread 07-23-2012, 04:27 PM   #1
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Help! Ruined my soft 8's?????

So I did a super dumb thing to my new wheels last week, I had family due in so I was in a hurry cleaning up my Jeep. I ended up spraying some Lysol brand all puropse cleaner on my wheels to help get the dirt off before washing them off with the car wash.

After I sprayed them off I noticed they still had a white haze to them almost like the soap had dried on them but it wasnt. From everything I read so far it looks like it has did some sort of chemical etch in paint/powdercoat. I have tried a baking soda peroxide mix, engine degreaser, Zymol cleaner wax, mag wheel polish and rubbing compund and it still wont come off.

Has anyone else ran into this problem with their steel wheels or know of some sort of chemical I could use to get this off so I can apply a good coating of wax and buff them back to their former glory????? I need something pretty strong that wont cause any more damage. Thanks for any and all help. Pics are located here and show what they did look like compared to what they look like now.

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Unread 07-23-2012, 04:33 PM   #2
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Solution: go and rub them up against a rock. Haze or no haze no one will notice
Worst case you can always put a coat of paint on them
Good luck!
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Unread 07-23-2012, 04:43 PM   #3
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I would try using a clay bar treatment that you would normally use when detailing a car on them. If that doesn't get it off you might have to try wet sanding / repainting them.
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cant help you with what might help cleaning them but I would just throw a coat of flat black on them and be done.
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Unread 07-23-2012, 04:57 PM   #5
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The lysol burned the paint. Scuff them, prep wipe them and spray paint them.
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Lysol might have an idea or two. I'd call the customer support number on the can/bottle.
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Lysol might have an idea or two. I'd call the customer support number on the can/bottle.
The phone number is probably under the line that reads "do not spray on painted wheels."
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I had the same kind of haze on my d windows, I used mothers on mine and clean they became. Hope it works for you.
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...I used mothers on mine and clean they became...
Yoda? Is that you?
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Which Mothers product did you use Colorado?
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Unread 07-26-2012, 12:42 PM   #11
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Mothers, power metal, for all buffer types, aluminum. That's what the label says. I will upload some before and after pics later.
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Unread 07-29-2012, 10:48 AM   #12
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I ended up getting a powerball and used some different polishes as well as some zymol wax, they look better and you cant really notice the fading until you get about 5 feet from them.
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