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Old 08-02-2012, 05:36 PM   #11
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I think some cutting compound could work like Trip tdi said. I had some issues with baked on brake dust as well. SRP took care of it. http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/foru...d.php?t=238013

Yours might require something more aggressive, but worth a try i think.
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Old 09-02-2012, 08:39 AM   #12
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Thanks for all the comments and ideas guys, I really appreciate it.

I forgot to mention that I HAD tried claying it but nothing came off. It was the Meguires Quick Clay stuff - don't know how aggressive it is. Probably not very.

I have tried SRP on a MF but no luck. The surface feels very smooth - not "gritty" at all.

Brakes down to the metal? Never thought of that and interestingly enough the car had just had new front discs and pads fitted when I bought it 12 months ago.

I'm a bit of a newbie when it comes to detailing so don't (yet) have a lot of stuff in the armoury - but I did acquire an old bottle of G3 (yellow plastic bottle) which I haven't tried yet. Am I best using it by hand with a polishing pad or MF? Or should I try the DA? I have a 3in Meguires compounding pad but not sure it'll be easy to get in there.

BTW these are my summer wheels which I store at work so I have some time to try out different things. DA is back at home though at the moment . . .

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Old 09-02-2012, 02:27 PM   #13
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Well, I've just had a look and it's not G3, it Farecla Flatting Liquid.

I tried using it on a damp Scotch pad and with a lot of elbow grease the stuff is slowly coming off. Not sure if the paint is as well tho . . . Ran out of time so will have a closer look tomorrow.

Looks like hard-graft may be the solution then. Still might try the DA tho.
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Old 09-02-2012, 05:00 PM   #14
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Not sure about flatting liquid, but i applied it by hand with a wet MF and worked it in with elbow grease. Comes off quite easily. With a machine, i think its too aggressive and never tried it again as it burns paint quite easily
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Old 05-03-2012, 03:28 PM   #15
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Ok. I know it's been a while but I eventually got them clean using a damp scotch pad and the odd squirt of Tar and Glue Remover. Not 100% but about 95% better.

Have now polished them with AG SRP and then 3 coats of Poorboys Alloy Wheel Sealant. They now feel super-smooth!

Took AGES with them being multi-spokes but I'm hoping that future cleans will now be much easier

Will post finished pix when I've took some . . .
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Old 05-03-2012, 03:34 PM   #16
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Definately keep some "proper" ironx around mate. Really gets into the the paint and takes the iron out.
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Old 05-03-2012, 04:09 PM   #17
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That's exactly what I was thinking. It's next on the list to buy.
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Old 05-03-2012, 07:51 PM   #18
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I would have used Bromoco Alloy Wheel Restore.
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Old 05-03-2012, 07:58 PM   #19
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Saw a thread with really bad wheels tried everything then Wonder wheels did the trick very strong with acid, but hey they cleaned the wheels
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:35 PM   #20
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I would go with a fallout product (ironx, wolfs, orchard autocare etc) and then get the da out, medium pad and compound, jobs done.
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