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Thread: Cleaning up old "Bottlecaps"

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Ft Lauderdale
    My Cars
    07 530xiT, 05 CLK500 Cab

    Cleaning up old "Bottlecaps"

    I am going to "attempt" a refinish on some older "bottlecap" wheels.
    Rather that having them media blasted I am trying to get all the old "crud" off, especially the backs.
    Wheel cleaner does not remove the back mess...what have you used to get that off?
    After they are as "clean" as possible, i will lightly sand the faces and I was thinking to use some DULICOLOR silver and then clear...any suggestions...I am looking for a "good" not concours look...
    BMWCCA # 12660
    PCA # 1994019867
    2018 M/B C 300 Cabrio AMG (wifes)
    2007 BMW E 61 530xiT (all mine)
    2003 Porsche 996 Cabrio 6 speed (99% mine)
    2014 M/B GLK 350 (awful car, lease) gone
    2005 M/B CLK 500 AMG gone
    3 Z3's (gone)
    2006 911 S Cabrio (gone)
    4 Boxsters (gone)
    2006 X5 3.0 (gone)
    1999 528iT (gone)
    1994 525iT (gone)
    60 others (gone over 70 years)

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Salem, MA
    My Cars
    03 zhp, 97 e36m3, 04 zhp
    I would use steel wool pad with some cleaner. I had good luck with Eagle 1 in orange bottles that is available just about anywhere. I have a gallon of Meguiar's Wheel Brightener that I dilute for tough jobs, but this stuff is not available over the counter.

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