Brake dust on chrome wheels



I have got some chromed steel wheels that have been tarnished with
brake dust. My fault for not cleaning them weekly as they are
usually. (I regularly use polish and then silicone wax to keep them
gleaming. The last waxing would have been about October).
Washing in strong detergent has not done the usual trick. Normally my
next move would be to take them off and apply one of a range of metal
polishes that I have to hand. But short of buying a specific wheel
cleaning chemical, does anyone have a good idea for using a more
normal DIY product that most of us have around the workshop, before I
apply a light polish and wax. Like Kim and Aggie on their TV show use
lemon and vinegar in quantity with similar effect to expensive cleaner. TIA.
'92 HZJ80 ex UN Bosnia surplus


Roman (London, UK)
'92 HDJ80
On 3/23/06, Jon C-W <[Email address removed]> wrote:


Hey Jon-C-W
I know you may have them done already but just in case you dont.
After my weekend in mud I tried to wash the cruier sorry if this offends
people but I had to do it really.
But I could not get the wheels clear of that crap that was left after the
mud had washed off.
It was as if the alloys had been stained a brown colour or had rusted badly
since saturday.
Ok I know alloy does not rust but just thats what it looked like.
This stuff would not come off even with a power washer with a very strong
water jet. I found some Spotless Paste made by JML a kind of cleaning all
purpose thing.
Well it did the job no problem so you could try this stuff. I dont know what
it would be like on chrome.
john 92HDJ 80 1HDT rep of Ireland
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