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grizzles
06-16-2012, 04:37 PM
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How do I clean this off? It doesn't happen on my other BMW.

Itinj6
06-16-2012, 04:50 PM
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How do I clean this off? It doesn't happen on my other BMW.

Try Goo Gone. I pretty much bathed my wheel in that stuff to get some stubborn plasti-dip off so it is safe. Worth a shot if you don't find a real solution.

Munich77
06-16-2012, 06:55 PM
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How do I clean this off? It doesn't happen on my other BMW.

Sonax Wheel Effects, Iron-X, or Wolf's Decon Gel should do the trick. You need a strong wheel cleaner - or get Meguire's Wheel Brightener.

bambam45
06-17-2012, 03:12 AM
Mr. Clean Magic Eraser kitchen scrubber with Dawn. I know it sounds crazy but it cleans the tough spots that will not come up with wheel cleaner. It also leaves a film that if you wash your rims weekly they just rinse off and require very little attention. Try it, trust me.

grizzles
06-17-2012, 10:44 AM
Magic eraser is not enough, very etched!

repoman75
06-17-2012, 11:29 AM
You should take it to a professional detailing / auto body place. THat's what I had to do... they have an acid industrial product they use. Cleans it up pretty nice though the clear coating will probably be gone.

Dking078
06-17-2012, 01:39 PM
Sonax Wheel Effects, Iron-X, or Wolf's Decon Gel should do the trick. You need a strong wheel cleaner - or get Meguire's Wheel Brightener.

+1000

Use any of those products and that caked on duct will literally melt away.
I use Iron-x every 3 washes on the wheels and it does a fantastic job.

rijc99
06-17-2012, 11:08 PM
Last resort. Carb cleaner.