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I know stuff like this has been posted before about how to, blablabl etc..., i saw some good tips on another site for polishing your polished aluminum to a mirror shine, you can add white baking flour to your polish, just throw it on the wheel when it's already nice and pasty or whatever from your polish, i tried baking soda too, cuz it's a little grittier, it worked good too but the problem i'm tackling are some stains from...i dunno what, the wheels have sat on my car for a while in our metal building, i washed the wheels twice, powerballed it, and then used a microfiber cloth to buff and polish, problem is i still ahve these little marks/stains, i got some 2000 grit sandpaper and that just...dulled the metal some and SORta got them gone, i'm wondering about some kinda acidic based stuff, i saw some at Auto zone, the SPEcific ingredients on the back of the bottle were...SUlphuric acid, Hydrochloric...i think, and another. ACID, all aCIDs, in a bottle, the stuff was eagle one, Metal Etch... i beleive, had the word etch in it i know but the three ingredients were Acids, and it said NOT to be uSED ON POLISHed aluminum., i saw that, and take note on it, BUT i got thse damn stains i want off and i'm wondering if they'll do the trick, ANY SUGGESTIONSSS pleasese
 

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Sounds like whatever stained the wheel acted the same way a chemical etch might.
 

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Bump for the thread.

I had the same thing happen last week when I got some engine degreaser on my new polished aluminum valve covers. Dulled them and left kind of an etched stain that won't buff out. Any tips?:)

I've had my Chrome Moroso's for years and they cleaned up real easy and still looked good.;)
 
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