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Old 13-11-2011, 01:50 PM   #1
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Removing tiny black baked on particles on 10yr old rims

I recently bought a set of Mercedes rims which look in very good condition but up close they have tiny pit like black marks .I tried to remove them with various wheel cleaners but they won't shift easily at all. I resorted to using a paint renovator actually removing a fin layer of the laquer/paint coating and thus removing the black dots, but it took many hours just for one wheel.At least they are removable .
What product could help remove these contaminants without the intense elbow grease effort. The rims are 10years old but in great condition apart from the rough black dots that seem baked on !

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Old 13-11-2011, 01:55 PM   #2
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Hi Tony,

There's a product called Iron X available from most of the Detailing World traders that might do the job. Simply spray on, agitate if required and rinse thoroughly. Excellent product
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Old 13-11-2011, 02:23 PM   #3
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IMO, it sounds like a tar remover such as tardis will be more helpful here...
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Old 13-11-2011, 04:10 PM   #4
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thks I will try the Iron X as I think tar remover will not work, I have various products like wonder wheels, white spirit,polishs and cutting compounds .
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Old 13-11-2011, 04:13 PM   #5
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I'd opt for IronX Paste going on your description as its the strongest of the lot
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Old 13-11-2011, 06:30 PM   #6
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Clay bar?
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Old 15-11-2011, 09:56 PM   #7
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I think tar remover will not work, I have various products like wonder wheels, white spirit,polishs and cutting compounds .
cutting compounds, polishes, wonder wheels are not T&G removers

don't think, first try something dedicated to that, like VP Citrus Tar & Glue or the one from Autobrite...

IronX should be used as the last step of alloy cleaning process..
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Old 15-11-2011, 10:04 PM   #8
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Iron x paste will solve your problem.
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Old 15-11-2011, 10:11 PM   #9
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Iron x normal for me did the trick started bleading pretty soon could not believe it tried loads of other stuff to shift
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Old 20-11-2011, 02:39 PM   #10
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Black particles sounds like tar to me, and Iron-X is not a tar dissolver. I'd say that Tardis is the best product for the job.
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